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



                                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


                       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)








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