Historical Sites and Scenic Sports of Counties and Districts in Datong

Xinrong District

Release Time: 2017-01-10
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Xinrong District

Xinrong District was established in 1970, it is one of the last established among the counties and districts of Datong. Located on the northern boundary of Shanxi Province, Xingrong District, Fengzhen City and Liangcheng City of The Inner Mongolian Autonomous Region as neighbours. The famous historical and cultural relics within Xinrong District are Taixuan Taoist Temple, built on the Hongshi Cliff (Red Cliff) and reputed as the 'Second Hanging Temple in Datong', Yonggu Royal Mausoleum on Fangshan Mountain, the mausoleum of Empress Feng (442-490) of the Northern Wei Dynasty (386-534) and the Great Wall and ancient fortresses typically Desheng Fortress. Located in the east of Xinrong District, the summit of Cailiang Mountain is 2,144.6 meters above sea level which makes it the highest mountain of Datong City. The unique geographical location and climate give the coarse grains grown here an advantage on the market, thus it is reputed as a 'Treasure House of Coarse Grains' by agricultural experts.

Taixuan Taoist Temple, Hongshi Cliff

 

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                                Photographed by Liu Yujun

To the south of Cailiang Mountain, Hongshi Cliff (Red Cliff) is located in the northeast of Huayuantun Village in Xinrong District. Its name is derived from the red quartzite cliff after the rain. Facing a deep valley with rocks hanging overhead, Taixuan Taoist Temple is built on the precipitous cliff of Hongshi Cliff which makes the temple look like jade clinging perilously halfway up the cliff, thus it has a reputation as the ‘second Hanging Temple in Datong'.  

Cailiang Mountain

 

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                       Photographed by Liu Yujun

Cailiang Mountain is located to the east of Xingrong District. The summit of Cailiang Mountain is 2,144.6 meters high above sea level which makes it the highest mountain of Datong city. As a natural barrier to the northeast of the city, Cailiang Mountain has steep ridges and splendid peaks together with oddly-shaped rocks and forests, which constitutes a beautiful landscape. The annual average temperature of Cailiang Mountain is 6.7 ℃. The climate of the mountain is cool in summer and cold in winter, thus make it a popular destination as summer resort in Datong.

Chinese Edited and English Translated by Datong Foreign and Overseas Chinese Affairs Office

                                                           English Revised By Adrian Frost (UK)

新荣区

    新荣区始建于1970年,是建制历史较短的县(区)之一。新荣区位于山西省北端,北部、西北部以长城为界与内蒙古自治区丰镇市和凉城市毗连。新荣区境内有被誉为塞外悬空寺的红石崖太玄观、北魏文成帝文明皇后冯氏的陵墓-方山永固陵、以得胜堡为代表的长城古堡等历史人文景观。位于新荣区东部的采凉山是大同近郊最高的山峰,其主峰高达2144.6米。独特的地理位置和气候条件使得当地小杂粮无论在品种上还是营养口感上都极具开发优势,被有关农业专家称为杂粮宝库

红石崖太玄观

红石崖位于采凉山南端,在新荣区花园屯乡东北部。红石崖因山崖偶遇阵雨后发射熠熠红光而得名。太玄观现存殿院两处,背依气势雄伟的红石峰崖,红砖碧瓦,玲珑剔透,如镶嵌在巨崖中的一粒宝珠,被誉为塞外悬空寺

采凉山

采凉山位于新荣区东部,其主峰高达2144.6米,是大同市近郊最高的山峰。采凉山山势雄伟,奇峰兀立,重峦叠嶂,绝壁险道,是大同东北部的重要屏障。采凉山年平均气温为6.7℃左右,以夏季凉爽和冬季积雪著名,是大同市近郊理想的休闲避暑之地。

大同市政府外事侨务办公室编译

                                                                     Adrian Frost()英语审校

 


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