When it comes to Liaoning, the first impression you may have is of Dalian, whose fame in many places even overshadows that of Shenyang. Liaoning, uniquely located in the south of the Northeast, borders North Korea to the southeast and the Yellow Sea and Bohai Sea to the south.
Liaoning's popular attractions include the Forbidden City in Shenyang, Dalian, Thousand Hills, and Jinshi Beach, etc. In addition to these well-known ones, there are actually some relatively niche attractions that are also very fun. Here, let Beidou take stock of the top ten niche cold spots in Liaoning, what are they? I hope you can get to know more about it in your spare time.
Kepan Mountain, which belongs to the remnants of Changbai Mountain, is named after a huge stone with a chessboard carved on the top of the mountain, known as the "First Mountain of Shengjing". With its beautiful scenery and mountains, Qipan Mountain is perfect for a leisurely trip with friends on holidays.
Near Shenyang, where the plain is the main terrain, Qipan Mountain is considered a very good scenic area, with green mountains, lush forests and many attractions, which are mainly summarized as Bitang Wind and Lotus, Beiling Spring Dawn, Fangcao Yuntian, Xiuhu Smoke and Rain, Huishan Qingxue, Qipan Faraway View, Xiangyang Red Leaves, Wang Yun Temple, Xiangyang Temple, Immortal Cave, Pointing Platform, Mama Stone, Goguryeo Mountain City, Turtle Ridge, Wanghu Pavilion, Qingxue Building, Dangerous Pavilion and South Heavenly Gate, etc. It is not easy to walk to each point at once.
In addition to having beautiful natural scenery, the area has a legendary story. According to legend, in the ancient times, there were two black and white dragons inhabiting here, so this place was called Dragon Mountain. Later, among the Eight Immortals, Lu Dongbin and Tiekuan Li traveled to this place and saw that this place was not bad, so they were in a happy mood and played a game here, so they got the name of Chessboard Mountain, which has been passed down to this day.
Xiuhu is one of the brightest spots in Qipan Mountain, a blue water winding around the mountain, the scenery is beautiful, so it is called "Xiuhu". The beauty of Xihu Lake lies in its inner quietness and depth, which can let go of the restlessness and agitation in your heart and truly integrate into the beauty of nature.
It is also worth seeing the ruins of Shitaija Mountain Castle on the north shore of Soohu Lake, which was once an important mountain castle built during the Goguryeo period, and is a closed fortress with an irregular triangular shape, which mainly reveals the culture and craftsmanship of the time.
Of course, you must eventually climb to the top of the chessboard mountain so that you can see the huge chessboard with your own eyes. Overlooking Xiuhu Lake and the city of Shenyang from afar, the earth is at your feet, and you have a feeling of being on top of the world.
Address: Qipan Mountain, Hunnan District, Shenyang
Dalu Island, a lesser-known island, is located at the mouth of the Yalu River and enjoys the reputation of "Pearl of the Yellow Sea". Dailu Island has maintained a good ecological environment with green trees and jagged rocks, and is also known as the "Hawaii of the North".
The island not only has a good natural environment, but also has a number of natural scenery and humanistic landscapes such as Erlang Stone, Gaba Date Tree, Dripping Lake, Tiger Cave, Camel Peak and Deng Shichang Statue, Mao Wenlong Monument, Temple of the Goddess of the Sea, British-style lighthouse and the ruins of the Danish Church, which you can take your time to explore if you have time.
When it comes to the forests of Dalu Island, the first thing that comes to mind may be the gaba date tree, which is said to have been first planted by Mao Wenlong himself and to be able to produce small dates after autumn, which are very sweet and crunchy in the mouth, so the date tree is called by this name. However, the most proud of the island is the ordinary Berwax tree, able to withstand the sea breeze, standing on top of the island, between any steep rock crevices, as long as there is a little chance, will bring a green shade.
Surrounded by sea on all sides and isolated from the sea, Dalu Island is the largest island at the northern tip of China, with an area of about seven square kilometers. The island has a pleasant sea breeze and a pleasant climate, with Moon Bay and Shuangzhu Beach to embrace the sea at close range, where the waves are slow and the sand is fine, and it is the largest natural seaside bathing place in the north, and it is also able to collect shells, fish, surf, watch the sunrise in the morning and the sunset at night, and listen to the ideal place of the waves at sunset.
From the air, the whole island looks like a horseshoe, with high north and low south, with mountains and water, making it an ideal vacation destination. There are hotels and B&Bs on the island, as well as some small farmhouses, making it a good place to relax and unwind on vacation.
Address: Dandong City, Donggang City, Gushan Town, Dailu Island Village
Goddess Peak, called West Anshan in the past, is located in the eastern part of Anshan City, Anshan City name from here, and the Three Gorges Goddess Peak is very similar, are like a pavilion of beauty, the difference is that the Anshan Goddess Peak in different angles there are different changes, and even will become the appearance of a beautiful boy.
To see the most realistic Goddess Peak, it is best to choose the sunset, come to the Yangliu River Bridge, facing west and far away, you can see a lifelike "Goddess", with forehead, eyebrows, eyes, nose, mouth, chest, etc., beautiful, as if thinking.
In addition, the scenic area has the peculiar landscapes of Guanyin Peak, Camel Peak, Ape Head and Optimist Pillar, each of which is highly distinctive and full of sincerity. You can also see the ancient temple ruins culture of the Tang Dynasty, the old wells with bubbling springs, and some remaining ancient mining caves.
Shenmujifeng is not only a mountain with strange shapes and rocks, but also a good summer resort with rich vegetation and ancient trees. In summer, you can visit this place and give full play to your imagination to see if you can find something new.
Bashi Lake is famous for its five sequentially connected lakes and pools, with splashing waterfalls and lakes and pools in succession, so it is also called "Five Lakes and Four Waterfalls". The first lake is "Tianchi Lake", the water is rapid, flying down, forming a large natural waterfall, because it is at the highest place, so called Tianchi Lake; the second lake has the smallest area, but the water is raging, up and down, natural visions, myths and legends, so it is known as the "Crystal Palace "The third lake is known as the "Seeing Leaf Lake" because of its gradual and clear water, and the bottom of the falling leaves can be seen in the water.
Below the three lakes are the four lakes, connected by a waterfall. A unique landscape is visible here in the four lakes, and there is a natural stone cave on the east cliff wall of the lake, which can accommodate several people. The cave is warm in winter and cool in summer, with a special flavor. Standing at the edge of the cliff, overlooking the splashing waterfall, just like a dragon rushing, looking at the cliff cave, as if there is a dragon god protecting the cave, so the lake is called "Dragon God Lake". The water flows down from the rock crevice and is injected into the fifth lake, where the water becomes smooth and seems to be reunited, so the five lakes are called "Ju Xian Lake".
Only when you come to Bashi Lake in person can you feel its perfection. Everything is based on the original ecology, and there are only two dozen famous natural landscapes, among which the Flying Dragon Waterfall is the most famous and enchanting.
Fei Long Waterfall, known as the No. 1 waterfall in Liaoning, has a constant water source due to the lush trees on the mountain, especially in summer when there is abundant rain. In the midst of the mountains, the Flying Dragon Waterfall descends straight down the cliff, like a flying dragon in the sky, with a sound like thunder, forming a white train, which is spectacular.
For those who haven't been there, Bashi Lake is famous for its "Flying Waterfall", which is far from the city and is the birthplace of the Prince River. In the mountains, you can hear the rumble of the waterfall from afar, and you can hear the sound of the waterfall before you see the scenery. ......
Dashihu scenic area is also a famous Buddhist shrine, with a Shuanglong Zen Temple built in the Ming Dynasty, which is full of incense and Zen everywhere. The beautiful water of the green mountain is full of spiritual energy, and the heavenly Sanskrit music is intoxicating to visitors.
Address: South Yingfang Village, Dongyingfang Township, Benxi City
When it comes to summer resorts in Liaoning, Tianhua Mountain definitely counts as one, located in the alpine forest area in the southern Changbai Mountain Range at an altitude of more than 1,000 meters, integrating six scenic spots: Bailongjian, Qinglongjian, Yulongjian, Tianhua Peak, Xiguiding and Lingguangding, featuring strange peaks and rocks, dangerous gorges and valleys, and clear streams and waterfalls, and known as "the best place in the world, the most beautiful mountain in the world".
Located in the midst of mountains, Tianhua Mountain has four distinct seasons, with different scenery in spring, summer, autumn and winter. In spring, all the trees are green and flowers are in bloom; in summer, the canyon is quiet and shady; in late autumn, the colorful maple leaves are like fire; in winter, the snow is white and the ice is clear.
Bai Long Jian is the main attraction of Tian Hua Mountain. There are many natural rocks here, especially the rocks in the "Shy Pond".
Tianhua Mountain has such wonders as the unique Tianhua Peak, the lifelike Mao Gong Peak, the Guanyin Peak sitting on the clouds and the Lion Peak in a thousand shapes, as well as the risk-filled landscapes such as the Tongtian Gorge, the Tianmen Windway and the Dragon Ridge Cliffs. Walking between the mountains and forests, you can see waterfalls and clear springs pouring down from among the boulders from time to time, adding a lot of coolness to Tianhua Mountain.
The Tongtian Gorge, also known as the "One Line Sky" and the "World's First Gorge", has a seam that is more than 300 meters long, less than one meter wide and more than 100 meters deep. When you look up, you see a huge rock stuck in the wall on both sides, which makes you feel scared. After passing through two climbing ladders, I saw a boulder separated from the middle, as if it was cut by a knife and axe, and the seam was parallel to the front, and when I looked up, the blue sky became a line, which is really "one of the best in the world".
Address: Dandong City, Kuandian County irrigation town
The mountain is actually on top of an island in the sea, facing the Bohai Sea, and has two peaks shaped like a pen stand, hence the name. Penjishan scenic area mainly consists of two parts, Penjishan Island and Tianqiao, and is suitable for sightseeing, beach bathing and seaside vacation.
Although the area here is not large, there are quite a few landscapes. Natural landscapes include One Line Sky, Saddle Bridge, Turtle out of the Sea and Menglan Bay, while human landscapes include Luzu Pavilion, Sun Temple, Dragon King Temple and Sanqing Pavilion.
The sky bridge is a distinctive landscape, and by its lofty name, it is actually a gravel road in the middle of the sea, connecting the coast to Penjishan Island, appearing and disappearing as the tide rises and falls. Whenever the tide is low, between the mountain and the coast will appear a more than 30 meters wide, nearly two kilometers long "sky bridge", can pass through the car and horse, the end is fantastic.
As a Taoist shrine, Sanqing Pavilion is the most complete and atmospheric classical building, which is recorded to have been built in 1921 as a pure granite imitation wood structure construction, famous for not using a single nail or a single piece of wood. According to statistics, forty-eight statues of gods are enshrined in the pavilion with exquisite craftsmanship and realistic images, and above the six floors is enshrined Pan Gu the Great, who opened up the heavens and opened up the earth, the head of all the gods in the world, which is rare in the world.
It is best to choose a sunny day to Penjiao Mountain, prepare sandals, so that you can trip over the water and view the whole Penjiao Mountain from far and near, you may also be able to see small crabs in the cracks of the rocks and experience a different feeling.
7、The ancient city of Yanzhou
The ancient city of Yanzhou, formerly known as Baekamseong, is a majestic and spectacular military fortress built on the basis of the mountainous terrain, with cliffs to the south and the Prince River below as a natural barrier, and is currently the only well-preserved ancient Goguryeo fortress in China.
Due to the dangerous terrain, Yanzhou City has always been a must-attack place for soldiers, and the most famous one is the "Tang King's Eastern Expedition". According to historical records, in 643 A.D., the seventeenth year of Zhenguan, Goguryeo and Baekje attacked Silla, and Silla reported to the Tang Dynasty, and Li Shimin ordered Goguryeo to retreat, but Goguryeo refused to obey, obviously provoking the Tang Empire. In 645 A.D., the nineteenth year of the Zhenguan period, Li Shimin, Emperor Taizong of the Tang Dynasty, led a large army to conquer Goguryeo, and in May, he conquered Liaodong City and won a great victory.
In June of the same year, the Tang army took advantage of the situation to attack Baiyan City (now Yanzhou City), which was not able to be attacked for a long time because of its high walls and sufficient food. During the fierce battle, the right general was hit by an arrow, and Li Shimin personally sucked his blood. The general Xue Li was the first to fight, and he was unstoppable. When Sun Dayin, the lord of Baiyan City, saw the situation was not good, he had to send someone to surrender, and the Tang army took Baiyan City and renamed it as Yanzhou.
Today, time has changed and Yanzhou City has become the site of the battlefield where the famous Tang general Xue Li fought in the East and still maintains a relatively intact ancient city today. The top of the watchtower, commonly known as the "General's Point", is a Ming Dynasty building, and is the highest place in the city.
The ancient city is still quietly flowing under the South Cliff Prince River, the name is still derived from the Warring States period of the State of Yan Prince Dan, the planning of the poor figure of the storm, but the country is weak, after the failure was beheaded by his own father, the head will be offered to the State of Qin for peace, to learn from history, weakness is bound to have no truth.
8、Red River Valley
Red River Valley, a national forest park with natural scenery, beautiful mountains and rivers, long streams, which is known as "the first drift in the northeast" of the Red River Valley rafting is also located here, the total length of about thirteen kilometers, clear water, slow and sharp, the two sides of the canyon are cliffs, unusually wonderful, constituting a unique sea of forest wonders.
The park is divided into four areas: the canyon, the Red River, the Summer Lake and the Songshan Cave. The vast and boundless forests and the gurgling rivers are a rare paradise.
Summer Lake can be said to be the highlight of the whole park, where one step is a scene, and many walking paths have been built around the lake, where visitors can stroll and enjoy the most beautiful scenery at Summer Lake. There are many well-known and unknown flowers and trees planted on top of the lake embankment, which makes the summer lake even more beautiful.
Located in Ha Zha Zi Village, Song Shan Xian Cave was once called "Shan Yan Jing" by the locals because of a vertical cave in the mountain, which is like a natural well. The scenery in the cave has different forms and vivid waves, and there are many pictorial scenes, and there are springs gushing all the year round, as if it is a cave of bliss.
In addition to the good natural landscape, the Red River Valley also has some humanistic monuments, such as the Sea Island Guanyin Temple and the Sakyamuni Stone Buddha Statue are more somewhat famous, and there are other leisure activities inside the scenic spot, such as fishing and boat trips.
Ivory Mountain is the only volcanic geological park in northern Liaoning. In the past, the mountain was called Pine Mountain, also known as Xiangyang Mountain, which gradually became "Ivory Mountain" due to the harmonious sound.
From ancient times to the present day, the Elephant Tooth Mountain is a famous scenic spot, located in the territory of Songshan Fort, and the famous Songshan Elephant Wat, one of the eight scenic spots in Kaiyuan, is a historical testimony.
The main peak of Ivory Mountain is more than six hundred meters above sea level, not very high, but the mountain has many strange rocks, the mountain is dangerous, with winding sheep intestine path, lifelike natural stone Buddha, a variety of ancient trees and strange trees, a sense of wild mountain forest.
There are two routes from east to west to enter Xiangyashan Mountain, which has a beautiful environment and gurgling streams. Along the way, there are many beautiful scenery such as the Heavenly Staircase, Tian Yi Yi Yi Seam, Shen Tian Seam, Hui Xian Shed, Du Xian Shed, Ju Xian Shed, Feilai Stone, General Bed, Monkey Stone, Butterfly Spring, Canyuan Lake, etc. Not only is there one scenery at a time, but also full of cultural precipitation, such as "Qing Shi Ping", Zang Jun Cave, and the beacon platform witnessing the smoke.
As the location of the TV series "Country Love", it has a strong northeastern humanistic atmosphere. The small village is surrounded by mountains and water, far from the hustle and bustle of the city, allowing you to feel the quietness of the countryside.
Address: Songshan Town, Kaiyuan City, Tieling City
10、Cone Mountain Great Wall
The Cone Mountain Great Wall, located in Suizhong County, Huludao City, is more than 20,000 meters long, divided into the Great Wall of Jizhen and the Great Wall of Liaodong, which is divided into three ways since the Cone Mountain, resembling a giant dragon.
As a treasure of Chinese culture, the Cone Mountain Great Wall is not only an important military fortress, but also an important witness to the study of ancient architectural culture. Although it has gone through many dynasties and wars, most of the wall is still intact, mostly with masonry structures or with mountain hazards as walls, which has important historical value.
According to statistics, the Cone Mountain Great Wall has forty-two hollow enemy platforms, twenty-two beacon platforms, four horse faces, six passes and a fortress city, as well as some ruins. Because of the high and dangerous mountains, the Great Wall in three directions converges in one mountain, forming a strong visual impact, which is called "Three Dragons Gathering".
Beacon towers, enemy towers, horse faces and other fortresses, from the overall view hovering between the mountains and hills, winding rugged, ups and downs, between the stars show the majesty of the Great Wall, from a distance, more spectacular nature.
"The two sections of the Great Wall are mainly built of stone, with hillocks on the north and south banks and an open river valley in the middle, and the Great Wall is built on top of the large and small hills on the north slope of the river, which is in a high position and obviously easy to defend and difficult to attack. Cone Mountain Great Wall is not far from the famous Shanhaiguan and Jiumengkou, and you will feel something special when you climb the Cone Mountain to see the Great Wall.
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