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Beautiful Yanqi Lake

Yanqi Lake is a beautiful scenic site located at the foot of Yanshan Mountains, eight kilometres north of Huairou County. Spanning 65.78 hectares, Yanqi Lake is surrounded by a variety of trees including pine, poplar and willow. Yanqi Lake is also a natural habitat for various species, including rare migrant birds and geese, especially during spring and autumn. The name, Yanqi Lake literally translates as ‘Swans Dwell on the Lake’.

Yanqi Lake draws multitudes of tourists every year. Mutianyu Great Wall, a favourite historical and cultural attraction, welcomed 2.79 million visitors in 2013.

  • Mutianyu Great Wall

    The Great Wall of China is located amongst orchards and pines in the northern Beijing mountains. The Wall was reconstructed at Mutianyu to keep out the nomadic tribes to the north. A short 60 kilometre-trip outside of Beijing, The Great Wall of China at Mutianyu stands as a monument to both the strength and weakness of the Chinese Ming Dynasty (1368-1627). Come learn, touch, and explore the history of the Wall built more than 609 years ago, yet which remains largely intact as it snakes endlessly across the mountain ridge-lines.

  • Hongluo Temple

    Located at the foot of Hongluo Mountains in the northern Huairou District, Hongluo (Red Snail) Temple sits against the backdrop of the mountain and fronted by a large lake and entrance gate marked by a large engraved pailou (arch). The building comprises five halls, each used for worshipping different gods. The temple is also famed for its bamboo grove which dates back to the Yuan Dynasty (1271-1368) and contains tens of thousands of shoots. There are also Sakyamunis (one of the names of Buddha), 30-metre-high male and female gingkoes that are 1,000 years old, as well as an 800-year-old great pine entwined with two Chinese wisterias.

  • Miyun Reservoir

    Miyun Reservoir, located 100 kilometres northeast of Beijing, is a mountain valley reservoir. Chaohe and Baihe Rivers flow into Miyun Reservoir and the catchment is about 15,788 kilometres, and consists of mountains and piedmonts. Miyun Reservoir was originally built to control flooding, irrigation and fishery, but now, the reservoir holds Beijing’s main source of drinking water. The tourist deck offers expansive views of the reservoir, mountains, fishing boats and building architecture surrounding the shores.

  • Water Rafting

    There are several venue options for water rafting, including White River Bay Rafting in Liuli Town, Tang River Rafting in Tanghekou Town, North Beijing First Floating near Yunmengxianjing and Yongding River Valley Rafting in Gongting Town.

  • Yanqi Lake Amusement Park

    Yanqi Lake Amusement Park is the place for aquatic amusement, sport and recreational activities, including large and luxurious ships, motorised dragon boats, speedboats, row boats, foot peddled boats, archery, bungee rocker etc. In addition, guests may swim in the lake, take a boat tour or embrace the beautiful views from Wanghu Pavilion.

  • Baiquan Mountain

    Baiquan Mountain, meaning 'hundreds of springs', is endowed with exceptionally imposing mountains, rich vegetation and a pleasant environment. Guests will witness stunning peaks, strange stones, graceful waters, magnificent waterfalls, thick woods, charming pools, and numerous springs and streams. In the summer, refreshing clear water can be found everywhere. In the winter, the scenic area affords an icy world with frozen waterfalls.

  • Beijing Classic Car Museum

    The Beijing Classic Car Museum was opened to the public in May 2009 and houses some 160 cars, many of which are classic Chinese makes, the likes of which many people in the west may never have heard, including a number of luxury government ‘Hong Qi’ (Red Flag) cars, known as ‘the Rolls Royce of China’.

  • Red Star Erguotou Museum

    The Red Star Erguotou Museum is a factory that is used to distil Erguotou – a brand of baijiu. The guide at the factory takes you on a journey through Erguotou’s brewing process and extensive history, and even allows you to sample a little.