The Twin Colossals

Home Scenery 2019-02-08

The Twin Colossals

Shuangta Mountain is located ten kilometers southwest of Chengde Summer Resort in Hebei Province, with a total area of 3000 hectares and beautiful scenery. It is the largest natural scenic resort in Chengde City.

Shuangta Mountain is one of the famous mountains in Chengde. It has beautiful scenery nearby. The Luanhe River flows eastward from the back hill. There are flowers and trees in the mountains. There are original scenic spots such as Shima, Stone Bench and Stone Cave under the hill. The mountains are exquisite and rocky. Now they have become tourist spots. Shuangta Mountain, Shuiqi, Lynch, Shiqi, Taqi, Dongqi, the magic of nature has amassed a strange natural landscape.

More than 1300 years ago, the two ancient pagodas built by the Qidans at the top of the twin towers added mystery to the whole scenic area. In the scenic area, the forests are beautiful, the streams are running, the rocks are rugged, the birds are singing and the flowers are fragrant. Emperor Kangxi, Emperor Qianlong, Emperor Jiaqing and famous ministers of civil and military affairs of the Qing Dynasty have visited many times, and the relics are complete.

brief introduction

Starting from the entrance square of Shuangta Mountain Park, the Shuangta Mountain Sightseeing Cableway passes through the foot of Shuangta Mountain and goes straight to another famous scenic spot, Ape-Man-Stone. The length of the whole line is 800 meters, and the height difference between the upper and lower is 88 meters. The ropeway runs through the important scenic spots of the scenic spot, which can make tourists visit more relaxed, comfortable and comprehensive. Thirty miles southwest of Chengde city, there are two huge rock pillars, standing side by side, like pagodas, each with a brick tower on the top, so it is called Shuangta Mountain. The height of the two peaks is roughly the same; the north peak is thick, 40 meters high and 74 meters long. Nanfeng is thick and thin, with a circumference of 34 meters. Shuangta Mountain is steep and unattainable. Nobody has ever been there in modern times. It is a mystery that who, when and why the brick tower on the top of the mountain was built is unknown. Today, people use telescopes to observe that the brick tower on the top of the North Peak is about 2 meters high, conical and doorless. Nanfeng Peak Brick Tower Tower is facing south in the north, more than 5 meters high, square, more than 2 meters long side, about 1.5 meters high, 1.3 meters wide, with four corners of wood, iron sticks picked out, hanging copper bells. The east, West and south walls are jointed with green bricks, while the north wall is jointed with straight stubble. Before 1976, the cracks in the north wall were larger, with a width of about 20 cm. After the Tangshan earthquake, the brick towers not only did not collapse, but also joined the cracks.

Traffic information

Long distance passenger transport

There are Beijing-Chengdu Expressway, Chengchi Expressway, Chengtang Expressway, Chengdu-Chengdu Expressway and Chengqin Expressway in the whole Chengde Line, and Zhangcheng Expressway in the half line. Eight high-speed Ring-Chengde Expressways have been realized in the construction or plan.

Chengde now has more than 6,000 kilometers of traffic mileage. Chengde highway transportation network, with Beijing-Chengdu tourist highway, Chengwei highway, 101 national highway, 111 line, 112 line, Chengdu ticket highway as the main road, has realized the interconnection of Chengde city with Beijing, Tianjin, Liaoning and other places; in the city, villages and villages are connected by highways, and travel is convenient.

In Chengde Long-distance Bus Passenger Station, there are long-distance passenger cars to Beijing, Tianjin, Shijiazhuang, Zhangjiakou and other nearby provinces and cities every day. In addition, there are buses to all counties and districts in Chengde Bus West Station and North Station every day.

Self driving

Note: For rush hour, please try to choose the second route. The reason is that the first route passes through West Main Street and there is traffic jam.

From the urban area, drive straight ahead along the West Street, through Guangrenling Tunnel and exit the urban area, through the three forks to the Silk Mill, turn left to Binhe East Road, and drive for 2 kilometers, then reach it, the whole journey is about 15 kilometers.

Drive from Shidongzigou Yuanhailline to the heyday Dynasty (driving for about 5-10 minutes), turn left and drive forward to Sanchakou (Chengde No.3 Middle School), turn left and enter Binhe East Road, about 2 kilometers to Shuangta Mountain Scenic Area (left-hand side).


Take buses, from Chengde downtown by 15, 15, 52 buses to direct arrival.

Local cuisine

Hemp flaxen

Ma Ren Da Bian is a famous dish in Chengde, which is an indispensable landscape for almost every banquet.

The method is simple. Sweet almonds are coated with sesame after being oiled. The finished product has the dual fragrance of sesame and almond. It is crisp and delicious, and has rich nutritional value.

Almond is a kind of excellent green vegetable oil with stable oil content of 55%-68%, aromatic taste and easy digestion. It contains 20%-35% protein, 3%-10% sugar, 50%-65% fat, 2.5%-3,5% crude fiber, abundant vitamins A1, B1, B2, C, E, A and abundant trace elements. Every 100 grams of almond contains 800 mg of potassium, 380 mg of calcium, 200 mg of magnesium and 450 of phosphorus, which has very high nutritional value.

Ma Ren Da Bian added sesame on the top of Da Bian, which is more nutritious and comprehensive. It is an ideal food for nourishing.

Baked Chicken

After passing on to Chengde, the loess from Chengde Palace, hot spring water and lotus leaf in Lake were selected as raw materials. When making, the slaughtered chickens are removed from their armpits, washed, and feathered, wrapped in lotus leaves, pasted with loess mud, and cooked over fire. When the soil is ripe, the feathers fall off. When eating, cut into small pieces with knives and forks, dipped in condiments, the taste is fresh and refreshing, permeated with the fragrance of lotus leaves, unique flavor.

Baked cake

Cake is a traditional flavor food with strong fragrance and local flavor, which is made by Chengde people by grinding local cereals into noodles and then branding. Together with rice cakes, bean buns and pancakes, it is known as the "auspicious four cakes". In the fallow season of December, people in Chengde Mountains make pancakes from home to home. The cooked cake is tender and tasty.

Imperial dial

This kind of noodles is made of buckwheat. First, part of the noodles are boiled water, part of the noodles are cold water, and then the two kinds of noodles are combined into one. They are placed on the dialing panel. Under the panel, the edge of the boiling water pot is placed. The two ends of the dialing knife are held by both hands, and the noodles are quickly, accurately, evenly and carefully dialed into the pan. This kind of Kungfu has to be done by the teacher, so that the face is often white as jade, fine as silk, with tendons and toughness, coupled with chicken soup, shredded meat, hazelnut mushroom and agaric halogen, a word, beautiful.

Nansha cake

Nansha cake has a history of over 200 years in Chengde area. Various fillings can be made at will. Such as Chengsha stuffing: Cook red beans into paste and sift, remove the skin dregs of bean paste. In the frying pan, put 200 grams of white oil, according to the proportion of 500 grams of soybean paste and 500 grams of sugar, stir-fry with warm fire, add sweet-scented osmanthus and appropriate amount of blue and red silk when it is not sticky.


Crops in Chengde area grow maize, sorghum, millet, millet and so on, which are ground into fine powder to make food called "coarse grain fine cropping". As a kind of coarse and fine food, bulk food is widely spread among the people, especially in rural areas. It is used as a kind of food to entertain visitors every New Year's Day. (Of course, this was decades ago.) The living standards in rural areas have generally improved, and scattered food has become a snack for urban people to improve their taste.

Surrounding attractions

Saihanba Forest Park

Saihanba National Forest Park is located in the northern part of Manchu and Mongolian Autonomous County in Hebei Province, China. It is part of the famous former Qing Dynasty royal hunting garden, Mulan Paddock. The total management area is 94,000 hectares, of which 71,000 hectares are scenic forests dominated by larch plantations and natural birch forests. The grassland area of 15,000 hectares is one of the largest forest parks in China. The park has six scenic spots and 104 scenic spots. There are six management zones, and there are wood-based panels factories, automobile overhaul factories and other enterprises. The total number of employees is 1799.

Chengde Summer Resort

Chengde Summer Resort, also known as "Rehe Hanging Palace" and "Chengde Leaving Palace", is located in the north of Chengde City, Hebei Province. It is located in a narrow valley on the West Bank of the Wuli River, 230 kilometers away from Beijing. Covering an area of 584 hectares, it was the place where the Qing emperor spent summer and handled government affairs. The Summer Resort was built in the forty-second year of Kangxi in the Qing Dynasty (A.D. 1703). It took about 90 years to complete after three generations of emperors of the Qing Dynasty: Kangxi, Yongzheng and Qianlong. Compared with the Forbidden City of Beijing, the Summer Resort takes the simplicity of mountain and village as its style, takes the natural landscape as its essence, absorbs the scenery of the South and the north of the Yangtze River, and becomes the largest ancient imperial palace in China.