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Longqing Gorge

Located 90 kilometer northwest of Beijing, Longqing Gorge is in a canyon in Yanqing County.

Rowing and hiking are popular activities in the summer, but the Gorge is famous for its Beijing Ice Lantern Festival. From mid-December to the end of January, the area is transformed into a winter wonderland.

During the festival, huge lanterns are carved from ice and colored lights are placed within creating a glowing spectacle that is particularly stunning at night. Children and adults alike can also enjoy sliding down the ice slides in this magical environment.