Why is Red Hill special?
The area is one of the few unspoiled places in China. The crystal water reflects the snow-topped peaks, fluffy white clouds and blue sky create a breathtaking view. Lying at the mountainside of the snow-crowned Bogda Peak, the Heavenly Lake is surrounded by numerous towering verdant dragon spruces, tall and straight. The lake also has various waterfalls. With constantly changing clouds and mist, they form a splendor and open plateau landscape.
Known as Yaochi in ancient times, Heavenly Lake is the summer palace of the legendary Heavenly Empress. So many places in the Heavenly Lake are related to her. The venerable elm standing beside the lake is said to be the avatar of the Heavenly Empress's hairpin. The deep Dragon Pool, which lies just under the Heavenly Lake, is said to be her swimming pool.
Red Hill Highlights
When climbing the Red Hill, you could find Zhenlong Pagoda on the half way. This Pagoda was built in 1788 by one of emperors in the Qing Dynasty to ward off the evil dragon and its spirits in legend. You can enjoy a splendid panoramic view of the city from the top of the mountain, especially in the evening, when the sunset will highlight the classical architectures and the skyscrapers. Besides the brick pagoda, the park has other tourist attractions as well.
Strolling around the Park
The park owns lots of water, shade trees, a Ferris wheel and a Buddhist temple. Consequently, an easy stroll is definitely deserved, which will bring you unique and wonderful feelings.