Zhangjiakou is located in the northwest of Hebei Province, the city is adjacent to Beijing, and it is considered as the Beijing’s north gate. The Zhangjiakou south railway station is in the south of the downtown area. Zhangjiakou has number of summer resorts, blue high sky and the light clouds in the prairies make it a perfect destination for tourists. Zhangjiakou railway offers railways to Beijing, Datong and other cities, which makes convenient for tourists to travel.
Here are the top tourist destinations of Zhangjiakou:
Zhaowangcheng: Zhaowangcheng is the carcass of the old Zhao capital which is located 4 kilometers southwest of the present town center. The town was divided into three districts – eastern, western and northern. In western section tourists can see the leftovers of the 265m/795ft wide and 284m/852ft long Dragon Terrace, where the main palace is thought to have stood.
Tiangui Mountain: The Tiangui Mountain is beautiful area and famous place of interest featuring ancient temples and high mountains. The whole scenic area composed of eight beautiful spots such as Wanghai Peak, Yinhe Cave, Xuanwu Peak and Qinglong Taoist Temple. The mountains are magnificent, royal, and stunning. Trees, grass and flowers are exuberant, and sometimes there will be clouds and mists adorning the mountains.
Xumifushou Temple: Xumifushou Temple lies on the northern mountain of the Lion Gully and it is also known as the “Palace of Banchan”. This temple is combination of both Tibet and Han architectural styles occupying an area of 36,700 square meters. It is divided into three parts – the front courtyard, the middle and the rear. In the front courtyard there are stone lion, stone bridge, etc. In the middle there is the center of the red platform – the scripture Palace and Gautama Palace and in the rear is the Wanshou Tower.
Xiangtangshan Grottoes: The grottoes are in two locations – southern and northern. There are total 16 grottoes and lots of Buddhist carvings. In northern area, on the top there are only 9 grottoes, the Great Buddha Cave is the biggest one. Inside the cave there is 5 meters high statue Sakyamuni and it is one of the precious art treasures. In southern area, on the mountain there are 7 grottoes on two levels; five on the first floor and two on the second level. Among all the caves, the Thousand-Buddha Cave is the most impressive because there are more than 1000 Buddha statues in it.