The route contains the seven best scenic areas in the Taihang Mountain area where you can admire the magnificent mountains, waterfalls and valleys, as well as the profound red culture.
Visit the so-called First Valley under Heaven- Baili Valley, see the only marble peak-forest landform and the largest waterfalls in North China, explore the primitive national forest park, receive red education and enjoy the hot spring world.
2, Main stops
Beijing--Baoding (Yesanpo, Baishi Mountain, Tiansheng Bridge)--Shijiazhuang (Tuoliang Mountain, Wuyuezhai Mountain, Xibaipo, White Deer Hot Spring)--Beijing
3, Recommended itinerary
D1: Beijing--Yesanpo Scenic Area, Laishui--Laiyuan and stay here for night.
In the morning, after a 2-hour drive along the Jingkun express way, you will arrive the World Geopark, National Key Scenic Area and AAAAA level tourist attraction- Yesanpo Scenic Area. Here you can visit the so-called First Valley under Heaven- Baili Valley, where you can see Haitang Valley, Shixuan Valley, Tiger’s Mouth, A Gleam of the Sky, the waterfalls that are within your hands’ reach and karst wonder. As for lunch, you can find the local cuisine in the nearby farmhouse.
Later you can visit the specialty shop and buy the three treasures of Yesanpo: walnut, almond and wild pepper. Then you can drive along Zhangshi express way to visit Laiyuan County and stay there.
Laiyuan also has a lot to offer, like its cake, oat noodle and toufu.
D2: Baishi Mountain, Laiyuan-- Fuping Tiansheng Bridge Scenic Area and stay here for night.
In the morning you can visit Baishi Mountain Natioal Geopark, admire the only marble peak-forest landform and walk on the highest and longest window trestle road along the cliff to experience the excitement of“road in the sky”, admire the sea of clouds and the mountain’s grandeur, steepness and fantasy. You can have lunch in the scenic area.
In the afternoon, we will move to the northern Shangri-la, the grand and magnificent Tiansheng Bridge Waterfalls, admire the Tiansheng Bridge waterfall, Milky Way Waterfall, Double-dragon Waterfall, Lovers Waterfall.
D3: Fuping--Tuoliang Mountain and Wuyuezhai Mountain--Xibaipo and stay here for night.
Starting from Tiansheng Bridge, a 1.5-hour drive along the Baofu and Wubao express ways will take you to AAAA level scenic area--the Tuoliang Mountain. You can cross the Cool Valley, the old-growth forest, Sandie Waterfall, grassland on top of the sky, climb the top mountain in Yanzhao to feel the magnificence of Hebei’s Qomolangma. Lunch will be taken in a nearby farmhouse.
In the afternoon we will go to Wuyuezhai National Forest Park in Lingshou County, Shijiazhuang, to climb the Qinv Peak, the main peak, watch natural wonders like Wuqu Creek, valley waterfall, sea of pines and clouds, and the sunset. After that we will drive to Xibaipo, the red sacred place of revolution and have dinner there.
D4: Pingshan (Xibaipo,White Deer Hot Spring)--Shijiazhuang--Beijing.
In the morning , we will visit Xibaipo Memorial Hall to receive red education and the great Xibaipo Spirit. Then we’ll drive to the hot spring scenic area to enjoy hot bath in dozens of different springs and local specialty. After that we can buy some Hebei specialty in Shijiazhuang City and then return to Beijing.