The other side of the mountain is actually still a mountain. Turn a few beams, over a few mountains, looking far ahead, the foot of the mountains, the half-slope terraces scattered with old and vigorous ancient pear trees, and a few simple and dilapidated old houses and ancient courtyards, people call it the big beach.
In 2022, once the rainy season is over, when the spring flowers in the imperial city and outside the city fall out, people are about to say goodbye to spring towards summer, two hundred miles southwest of the city, deep in the Taihang Mountains, the terraced pear blossoms of Fangshan Dadan, proudly blooming, with the most beautiful attitude, ushering in the spring belonging to her.
Unfortunately, the sudden and severe new crown epidemic, so that the entire Beijing area nerves tense up again, the city people hoarded vegetables and supplies to empty the supermarkets, the suburbs of Beijing's scenic spots have closed down, even small mountain villages are closed to visitors, red armbands guarded by the village road to persuade visitors to return. Friends who came all the way here in admiration, can only look at the big beach pear sigh, very reluctantly unhappy to leave.
By mistake, because of the misjudgment of the big beach pear open time, we went a week early, pre-visited the big beach, only to see the budding pear bones, and the foot of the mountain pear flowers have been in full bloom. Although not in full bloom when the pear again swim big beach, this year is not infinite regret. After all, this year we suffer from all kinds of uncertainty, has made people understand, cherish today, and do not habitually hope in the future, today is not necessarily good, but tomorrow may not be as good as today, you say is not.
Pear blossoms in the village by the national highway
There is only one good road to drive to Datan from Beijing city, and that is G108 Jingkun Road.
This national highway, which starts at the Tianningsi Bridge on the second ring road in Beijing and goes straight to Kunming in Yunnan Province, passing through six provinces and cities and covering a total distance of more than 3,000 kilometers, is a veritable avenue of humanistic and natural landscapes. In Beijing alone, there are many scenic spots of profound culture or magnificent scenery, such as Jingtai Temple, Tanzhe Temple, Xia Yunling and Baicao Shore.
The majestic Taihang, the backbone of China. Beijing Kunming Road, Beijing section of more than 100 kilometers, it is extremely difficult to walk, when the road is also very difficult to repair. Once into the Fangshan, along the Dashi River valley upstream, the highway with the river meandering forward, many dangerous road near the mountains, towering yellow, green and black huge rocks, at any time there will be unstable debris fall, people had to install barbed wire fences to prevent falling rocks damage the road, threatening the safety of pedestrians and vehicles, but also workers often risk climbing overhead to check the cleanup. If it is windy and rainy days, landslides and floods mudslides block the road is also there, destroyed and repaired, repaired and destroyed, human will and the laws of nature constantly collide.
Workers are reinforcing the mountain and checking for hidden dangers
Infinite scenery at the peak, for self-driving tourists, this way to drive out, even if they do not enter the scenic area, the constantly changing landscape along the way, but also dazzling. And each section of the road, each direction, angle to look out, are so different, changing scenery, billions of years of geological movement and weather stripping, creating a rich diversity of strange peaks and rocks, breathtaking.
If you are still not satisfied, you can turn into the famous Red Well Road in Beijing self-driving and cycling circles at Jing'er Valley in Xiayunling Township, which is guaranteed to give you an adrenaline rush and make you excited.
Redwell Road hairpin bend
Redwell Road "Seventy-two turns"
How enchanting is Redwell Road? You can feel one or two by looking at what people call it: Beijing's most curved road, Beijing's most beautiful mountain road, Beijing's most dangerous road, Beijing's best cycling, self-driving route, Beijing's top ten devil road (one) ...... in Nyangmiao Mountain along a chain of hairpin bends all the way from the top of the mountain down to the bottom of the valley with a vertical drop of five or six hundred meters, or from the bottom of the valley up To the top of the mountain, so treacherous steep mountain road, if there is not enough experience and firm perseverance and courage, I am afraid it is difficult to complete, I went to the day, there is a small car turning directly into the roadside guardrail, the front of the car was badly damaged, the guardrail was also bent.
Red well road bend, the white dots on the hillside are sheep
Perhaps it was too difficult to build, the road was not paved until more than a decade ago, and once it was opened to traffic, it became a popular route for people seeking excitement.
However, even if you can successfully challenge the Red Well Road "72 turns", it does not mean that you can easily and intact drive through the last three kilometers of the mountain road to Datan.
The mountain road leading to Daitan will dissuade many intimidated drivers. The last section of the mountain road into the big beach, the road is narrow and curved valley narrow, only a small car to pass, in this side is a cliff side of the mountain dangerous road, even normal driving have to be careful again, can not be paralyzed, if you meet the opposite direction of the car, only one side in a slightly wide place to wait, so that the other side after passing, and then slowly drive out, the difficulty, you can experience. Tourist season, as long as the car a few more, the road will be blocked, some drivers can easily come to the halfway point, either by the first half of the hard to wear away patience, or by the unknown dangers of the latter part of the scared, indignant in a slightly wide turn back, directly give up the beauty of the scenery close at hand. There are also a lot of people afraid to cause injury, parked at the bottom of the mountain, walking up the three kilometers of mountain road to the big beach.
Because the road is difficult and dangerous mountains, the big beach in quite a long time are off the beaten path of the world, until one day, someone will be its beauty to the public, only to attract many donkeys, photography enthusiasts, here, more and more lively.
When the terraces of Datan were developed, when the red Xiao pear trees were planted, there is no test. In don't know how many years before the day, the ancestors of the Daitan people either for life forced to come here to reclaim the land, or to escape from disaster, into the isolation of the barren mountain, in the overgrown, barren hillside thorns and thorns, reclaim the terraces can be cultivated, plant crops, plant fruit trees, so that children and grandchildren can not go hungry, prosperity. Nowadays, time has changed and young people cannot resist the attraction of the outside world and give up their poor homeland to create a better life outside the mountains, leaving only some old people who cannot get out to stay, but the good thing is that the arrival of tourists has revitalized the place. When the tourist season is in full swing, or when the crops and fruit trees are ripe, the young people will come in to do business with the tourists or taste the fruits of the harvest with their families.
Pear trees in Datan
Pear Blossoms in Datan Terraces
Red Xiao pear in Beijing is not a rare fruit, in many places in the suburbs of Beijing are planted, widely distributed, the production is very huge, but I have not noticed in Beijing for so many years, it is said that the pear flesh is coarse, coarse and sour taste, but has the effect of expectorant cough, anti-inflammatory and detoxification.
Since the red Xiao pear is visible everywhere, then the pear is not unusual, the Jingkun line road on both sides of the village behind the house, far away near the hillside, also sporadically visible, and why people want to drive two hundred miles, risk to big beach to enjoy the pear? The secret lies in the unique topography of the big beach. At the end of April, when the lush white pear blossom staggered bloom on the terraces of the big beach, climb the opposite half of the mountain, stop and look back, pear blossom, ancient houses, terraces, peaks, far and near, overlapping, staggered, both the beauty of natural harmony, but also the work of human creation, the simple wisdom of human use of the environment, let people heartfelt admiration like, this scene only in this place, he can not find.
Mountain sheep road
Had it not been for the overnight success, perhaps Daitan would have become a deserted village in the process of urbanization, like thousands of other old villages that have died out with the departure of the elderly left behind. And the adjacent Xing Huang, three flowing water village together, now, every spring and autumn, it has become a popular travel destination, lively, people open up Nongjiala, do B&B to entertain visitors from all directions, a B&B compound in Datan, the whole courtyard to stay, the price per night to be as high as 1,800 yuan, really not cheap it. But, the tension of the epidemic again, let the lively here abruptly stopped.
Daitan Stone Mill
Unlike ordinary tourists, donkeys will not be satisfied with just looking at the pear blossoms on the hillside, they will string up the apricot yellow village and three flowing water villages adjacent to Daitan, forming a hiking traverse route. Three flowing water village, which is a village surrounded by mountains on all sides, is also larger, the pear blossom is more lush, in order to facilitate access, the village opened a kilometer-long tunnel connected to the outside world. Through the dark tunnel, and then take four kilometers of winding mountain road, you can go down to the national highway.
San Liu Shui Village Tunnel Entrance
Out of the three flowing water village of the mountains, but also by people reclaimed many terraces, planted red Xiao pear and other crops, although not as unique as the big beach, the scenery is not bad. When the outside world keeps changing, these once far away from the world of mountain villages, also slowly found their own position, make full use of their own environmental advantages to develop, although not compared to the prosperous city, life has slowly changed.
Terraces outside San Liu Shui Village
Daitan's terraced pear mountain scenery although beautiful, most of the bustling tourists do not come here to take a few pictures to send out the beauty of the circle of friends, and who wants to really turn the life here into their own life, living here, but where there is a way, it is not still to go outside the mountains to seek life.
San Liu Shui Village downhill road
For many years in the past, Chinese people fought with the sky, the earth and people to survive, reclaiming many mountainous areas into terraces, which became known as the great beauty of the landscape, Longji Terraces, Yuanyang Terraces, Jiangling Terraces, Gabung Terraces and so on are all admirable, but, although the rural scenery looks beautiful, compared with the city life, the underlying color here is after all bitter and primitive.
Grazing outside the village of San Liu Shui
Chinese farmers, our grandparents and fathers, although generation after generation of hard work and perseverance, toil and grumbling, but try their best, toil all their lives, but only to let their families barely survive, in the event of natural or man-made disasters, or inevitably starve. Only by constantly opening up the horizon, freeing the body and soul from the land and revitalizing the rigid mind, it is possible to open up a new world. If we still retain our agrarian mindset, we will inevitably go backwards and continue to suffer.
Older people left behind in Datan
Today, we are interested in the village, perhaps because we feel in our hearts that one day, when the city can't protect us and make our lives better, there will be a place outside the world where we can live.
Fatty came here for a visit