Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Extraordinary Insight along Beijing Laoshan Mountain Bike Course (Part 5)

Continued with my last post to introduce the most beautiful yet most challenging bike course in the Olympic history, here is the introduction of the last three locations where the bike course has been passed. For anyone who like travel, those are all good choices. Beijing Laoshan Mountain Bike Course will be totally open to traveller when the olympic is over. You can do a bike cycling here with your own professional bike or even with electric bike, at the same time enjoying the beaufiful insights here.

Yuan Dynasty City Wall Relics Palace

Dadu city of the Yuan Dynasty was built 700 years ago, between 1267 and 1276. The ten-meter-high remain of its northmost part, which were left outside the city when the north city wall was moved southward in the early Ming Dynasty, can still be seen and are popularly known as tucheng, or the earthen city wall. In 1957 it was designated by the government of Beijing as a key historic site under municipal protection. On Sept. 25, 1974, a greening team was formed in Chaoyang District to protect the relics. On March 10, 1988, the government approved the building of a park named "Yuan Dynasty Dadu City Wall Site Park".

Beijing Olympic Tower

The new office building, located near the central Olympic area, is a well-equipped office building that not only meets the needs of BOCOG's major preparatory undertakings, but also will facilitate Beijing Olympic Partners' provision of services for the Games.

The picture here is from Chinadaily Olympic section.

Juyongguan Pass

Juyongguan Pass is located in an 18 kilometer-long valley named "Guangou" which is inside Changping County more than 50 kilometers from Beijing City. It is one of the three greatest passes of Great Wall of China. The other two passes are Jiayuguan Pass and Shanhai Pass. It had many different names in the past dynasties. However, the name "Juyongguan Pass" was used by more than three dynasties. It was first used in the Qin Dynasty when Emperor Qinshihuang ordered to build the Great Wall. Juyongguan Pass has two passes, one at the south and one at the north. The south one is called "Nan Pass" and the north one is called "Badaling".This Pass was connected to the Great Wall in the Northern and Southern Dynasties.

To any foreign travelers who are planning a trip to Beijing, especially those who are planning a short trip either for sightseeing or for the 2008 Olympics famous building, I hope it will be a helpful guide and that you find the information useful.

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