A Garden of the Capital City,Four Pleasant Seasons——Autumn

  • offcial website of Beijing Expo 2019 2016-06-06 10:35:44

Haituo Mountain in Showers—Microclimate Gives Rise to Beautiful Forests and Clear Streams

Located at the north of Zhangshanying Town, Yanqing County, Haituo Mountain belongs to Jundu Mountain with the main peak; the second highest in Beijing, with an altitude of 2,241 m. Haituo Mountain has three peaks: the First Haituo, the Second Haituo and the Third Haituo. The summit of the First Haituo is a flat meadow top which is nearly 10 km long and 500 m wide; and the narrowest section is no more than 100 m. Above the altitude of 1,800 m is the botanical zone featuring big meadows, where there are trollius chinensis, Hemerocallis citrina Baroni, gymnadnia conopsear broyn, sanguisorba officinalis, polygonum bistorta, Lilium pumilum DC, etc. An obvious fracture at the southern side seems as if it cut through the clouds and fog, generated the "flying" showers and formed the unique landscape of "Haituo Mountain in Showers", or "Swallowing the Grotesque and Spitting out the Beauty", which was one of the "Eight Attractions of Guichuan" in Ming and Qing Dynasties. Haituo Mountain is covered with snow all year round except for the hot summer and thus also has the scenery of "Haituo Mountain Capped with Snow". The best time for Haituo Mountain is autumn when range upon range of mountains display their splendor against the bright sky, the forests demonstrate their beauty and the pebble-clear streams murmur in delights. In the years of Chinese people's war of resistance against Japanese aggression, Haituo Mountain was the base for Pingbei Army Forces Command.

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