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Wandering in Mountains and Rivers, Enjoying a Cool Summer


The Beijing suburbs in summer are not only beautiful, but are also great summer resorts! Here, you can find lush trees, gurgling streams, amazing waterfalls, and a variety of fun activities... The wild flowers and fruits everywhere make the Beijing suburbs picturesque. Come in summer, and you will find all your irritability and restlessness disappear, and yourself unconsciously and comfortably integrated with nature.

Olympic Water Park

The Olympic Water Park is the venue for the 2008 Beijing Olympics rowing, kayaking, marathon swimming and Paralympic rowing events. It is a national 4A-level tourist attraction. It is located on the Chaobai River in Beixiaoying Town, Shunyi District, with a total area of about 162.59 hectares. In 2019, it was labelled “National Beijing Shunyi Sports Training Base” by the General Administration of Sport of China.

Come to the Olympic Water Park to start a water sports trip in winds and waves.

In the still water boat garage, you can try the most representative water activity - rowing. Holding the pulp, boarding and rowing on the boat... After learning these basic essentials with the help of the coach, you will then be able to start your rowing experience. Under the sun and on the water, when you cooperate with each other, when the sweat gradually soak your sleeves, and the summer wind blew by your ears, you will remember this special time by heart.

Sailing is another most representative water sport. Stepping on a sailing boat, holding the tiller, pulling up the rope... The feeling of riding the wind and waves is the most unparalleled.

Here you can also experience rope water-skiing. The moment you see the ropeway equipment, you will feel the passion and excitement of this activity. Pulled by the pulley system, gliding on the water at high speed, flipping and jumping, with the smoothness of the water waves touching your skin, what a superb experience! Speed and passion, reversal and balance, the extreme stimulation of high-end water projects are reflected at this moment, the sense of accomplishment of conquering the water surface must be unforgettable.

Tel: 010-89482008

Address: No. 19 Baima Road, Shunyi District, Beijing

Yanqi Lake

Yanqi Lake is surrounded by mountains on three sides, with dense vegetation and a forest coverage rate of up to 90%. The U-shaped land promises a pleasant climate in this area. The annual average temperature of Yanqi Lake is 11.7 ℃, and the average annual humidity is 55%.

Yanqi Lake is located at the foot of Yanshan Mountain and beside the Great Wall. It is named after the large groups of wild geese who come here every year during in spring and autumn. In 1985, Yanqi Lake was listed as a key tourism development project during the “Seventh Five-Year Plan” period; in 1987, it officially opened to tourists; in 2001, it was rated as a national AAAA tourist scenic spot.

Yanqi Lake is surround by the Ming Great Wall in the north and Hongluo Temple in the west. The Great Wall culture and Hongluo culture blended here, giving birth to the Yanqi Lake culture with bright colours and world attention.

If you are tired of the hustle and bustle of the city, if you want to make time slow, if you are away from your rushing routine, then Yanqi Lake must be your choice. Take a dragon boat into the blue waves, enjoy the beauty of the lake and the fresh air, here The gorgeous scenery of Yanqi Lake will provide you with a lung-washing trip and a leisurely holiday.

Tel: 010-69661696; 010-69661194

Address: No. 3 Yanshui Road, Huairou District, Beijing


Beijing Qinglianggu Scenic Area is located in the Sihetang area of Shicheng Town, Miyun District, Beijing, 90 kilometers away from the city. It is located on the outskirts of Beijing and is on the shady slope of Yunmeng Mountain. With the year-round White River flowing through the front of the scenic area, the unique geographical location and environment forms a cool climate here.

Come and see what they have here!

The first highlight is the beauty of the scenery. The Qinglianggu Scenic Area has large waterfalls and is blessed with abundant water. There are five waterfalls and 13 pools of different shapes and sizes within the 4km distance, some of which look like spoons, some like cups and glasses and others. 1 km from the entrance of the scenic spot, on the Qingliang Lake, bamboo rafts are free for tourists to use. You will find yourself travelling in a painting with the raft on the blue waves.

The second major highlight is the large varieties of water entertainment activities. The Qinglianggu scenic water entertainment is also unique among many scenic spots for its abundant water entertainments: the annual “Happy Forward” water development activities held in the scenic area are even more exciting; Internet celebrity bridge, water wire in the air, soft bridge on water, drumming fountain, leaping duckweed, small-step on waves, etc., as well as professional water extension activity organizers who hold competitions. It is novel, unique, interesting, competitive, practical, and challenging, which can promote collective cohesion with in a team, and get individuals relaxed through exercising.

The third major highlight is the colourful glass alpine water skiing in Qinglianggu. With a total length of 2km, an altitude of more than 800m, and a drop of more than 100m, it is built by combining a ground slide and a colourful glass slide. The ground slide is super dynamic and exciting, and the glass one is brisk and extremely fast. There are also three water lakes designed along the way, where tourists can enjoy the water fight. It is a very creative water rafting activity in Beijing.

The Crystal Great Wall in Qinglianggu is also stunning. At a height of more than 1,000m above sea level, the city walls and beacon towers made of crystal-clear bricks, the sun shines on it, reflecting countless brilliant colours and shining!

Address: Jiayu Village, Shicheng Town, Miyun District, Beijing

Wuling Xifeng Scenic Area

Wuling Xifeng Scenic Area covers an area of about 20 k㎡. The vegetation of the primary secondary forest is as high as 96%, and all scenic spots are naturally formed. The scenic spot was completed in 2002. There are two tourist routes: a large ring road that travels around the entire scenic spot and a small ring road that surrounds the western scenic spot. With water in forms of springs, ponds, waterfalls and lakes, and mountains in forms of peaks, rocks and gorges, the trees such as pine, poplar, and elm, the scenic area is also known for various legends. There are also dozens of Chinese herbal medicines in the scenic area, making up a natural kingdom of plants. The good ecological environment helps to maintain abundant wild plant resources and more than 30,000 wild fruit trees.

Scenic area consultation number: 010-81023988; 010-81023329

Address: Xinchengzi Town, Miyun District, Beijing

Penghewan Scenic Area

Beijing Miyun Penghewan Scenic Area is located in Pengheyan Village, Shicheng Town, Miyun District, and is a 3A-level natural scenic spot. Penghewan is a river canyon that flows from Baihebao Reservoir to Miyun Reservoir, and it is also known as the “Three Grand Canyons in Beijing” along with Yongding River Guanting Canyon and Juma River Canyon.

The Baihe meanders from the Baihebao Reservoir in Yanqing District to the east to Miyun Reservoir. This 130km road is in harmony with the surrounding mountains and beautiful forests, forming a dynamic landscape painting.

The cliff face in the Penghewan scenic area looks as if it was cut by knife and axe, with trees and their shadows, the thousand-foot Baiyun waterfall falls straight down into the vertical cliff. You will find the pools are filled with immortal water, and the waterfalls look like white clouds, and you can set your imagination free for any possibility.

The “Sanguan Cave” in the cliff has the footprints of countless anti-Japanese heroes, including Bai Yihua Commander, General Wang Kang, and Fengluanmi County Mayor Li Fangling, demonstrating the historical fact that ancestors squandered their youth and hot blood for the independence and liberation of the Chinese nation. The peach forests all over the mountains are gorgeous and colourful, making people think about the passed days and people.

Penghewan is naturally beautiful, and you cannot find any trace of carving by human. In this unique natural and cultural landscape, looking around or just close your eyes for an imagination, you can feel the power of human as well as the vastness of nature. “White clouds and waterfall comes down from the sky, gently the river opens its arm, with wild ducks swimming on it, and mountains are covered with flowers”.

The Thousand-Chi White Cloud Waterfall is located in the Penghewan Scenic Area, which is located 700m into the scenic area along the entrance of the scenic area. The river stream drops vertically without any support, which often appears on the steep swell formed by the broken layer or differential erosion of the river channel which is suddenly interrupted.

The 108m Thousand-Chi White Cloud Waterfall is the highest waterfall in Beijing. Just because of its height, when the water flows down from the top of the cliff, it is broken into countless drops, fluttering and sprinkling, in a row, falling from the sky. Under the sun shine, they are all crystal clear like pearls. The waterfall fell into the White Cloud Lake, and Koi happily swam around. The green cliffs beside the waterfall were dotted with clusters of green plants, just like a giant ink painting.

Visitors can swing a boat on Baiyun Lake to get close to the waterfall, taking pictures and so on. When the sun shines directly, because the waterfall splashes on the cliff and becomes water vapor, there will be a beautiful rainbow hanging in the sky. Looking up, you will understand the feeling of “Flying waters descending straight three thousand feet, Till I think the Milky Way has tumbled from the ninth height of Heaven.”

Tel: 010-69011290

Address: Duanshuyu Gou, Pengheyan Village, Shicheng Town, Miyun District, Beijing

Huanghuacheng Water Great Wall

The Huanghuacheng Water Great Wall Tourist Area is a national 4A-level scenic spot located in Jiuduhe Town, Huairou District, Beijing. It is named because here are three sections of the Great Wall entering into water, which is the only part of Great Wall in Beijing connected to the water. The scenic spot is 65km away from Beijing city and 35km from Huairou city. It is a tourist and leisure resort famous for its peculiarity and featuring for its beauty, integrating green mountains, clear waters, and ancient trees around the Great Wall. The “Four Wonders” of the Water Great Wall are fascinating and breathtaking: Great Wall around the Lake, Giant Dragon Exploring the Bay, Ancient Chestnut Orchards, and the Cliffs, Mountains and Pools. The mountains and rivers here are gorgeous, and the Great Wall is magnificent. This scenic area is blessed with both the elegant charm of the Jiangnan water town and the magnificent scenery of the northern China. Scenery of the north and the south are integrated, so do humanity and nature. No wonder it enjoys the reputation that “Scenery in the north of Great Wall and style of Jiangnan can both be found here at the Water Great Wall.”

Towers in the ancient city is as high as the cloud, with turquoise water surrounding the city walls; the ancient leafy chestnut trees have deep roots, and the mountains in the water city create a whole new world. Huanghuacheng Water Great Wall Tourist Area welcomes everyone with its antique feelings and unique charm!

Tel: 010-61651111; 010-61651818

Address: Xishuiyu Village, Jiuduhe Town, Huairou District, Beijing

Jingxi Eighteen Pools

Jingxi Eighteen Pools is located in Anjiazhuang Village, Wangping Area, Mentougou District. At the north foot of Qingshuijianshan Peak at the altitude of 1528m, it is famous for its deep valley, unique stones, water and flowers.

Here you will awe at the majestic peaks and mountains; the steep cliffs; the deep canyons; the peaks and rocks of different shapes; lush and green original vegetation; colourful flowers and weeds, wild fruits and vegetables of each season.

Mr. Zhao Yonggao once praised it in his poem: Zhang Zong of the Jin Dynasty used to travel here, in the waves wonders appear. The natural scenery of the mountains and rivers is turned into the Eighteen Pools in Xijing. In July the heat scorches everything, it would be great to go for rafting on the Eighteen Pools. Chasing waves with your shirt wet, that should be endless fun.

Going up the mountain, the first thing coming into your eye is the Mingyue Lake, which is like a bright moonlight. Although the pool is small, the water is clear. The mountains in the north are majestic, but are usually lack of water. The winding mountain springs in the Eighteen Pools are a spectacle. It just looks like the flowing water in the south, with green plants, demonstrating vitality everywhere.

Mountains and rocks rise up high, and due to the lash and accumulation of water, countless small ponds of different sizes and shapes are formed in the ditch. There are 18 well-known ponds with water, fish, beautiful but different natural scenery. This is how Jingxi Eighteen Pools got its name.

No one knows whether the Frog Pool got its name because it looks like a frog or there are many frogs in the pool. But a pool of clear water is enough to wash away all tiredness and dust, with vines entangled and mountain stream quiet and bright, this is completely a new world. Green plants covering the mountains in this summer time, beautiful scenes are everywhere in the mountains and water and stones.

Admiring flowers, birds, fishes and insects in the canyon, and listen to the sound of spring water in the midsummer, you will feel like you don’t need anything else.

Yuanyangtan (Mandarin Duck Pond) is already beautiful in its name. Yuan and Yang refer to male and female birds respectively, thus Yuanyang is a compound word. Mandarin Duck is a famous ornamental bird in China. The reason why it is regarded as a symbol of love is that they always appear in pairs. It is a bird that often found in ancient Chinese literary works, myths and legends. People often use Mandarin Duck as a metaphor for love. It seems that this Pool must be related to love.

Up along the mountain, you will find stones in interesting shapes everywhere, after years of vicissitudes, they coexist with the mountains. Everywhere is full of greenery and great sights, ferns provide a bit of verdant, decorating the view of the whole mountain. Spring water flows down quickly, becoming waterfalls at every cliff and turning into pools in every valley, the green hills on both sides are green, and the valley is empty with decent smell.

Going up the valley, the shapes of mountains are wonders with peaks and folds. Neither the mountains and stones nor the springs follow a regular shape, sharp stones split the water and the sound could hit the cliff caves; birds and animals gather near the sharp cliffs, and the plants hanging on the cliff wall is dense and decorated with flowers.

This wild nature is just like a divine world, with astonishing mountains and lovely water. Stones create scenery for mountains and are the bones of mountains, shaping the meridian of the landscape.

Here you can feel: the purity and freshness of the air; the sweetness of the mountain spring; the crisp chirping of birds; the constant sound of insects; the scent of flowers; the scent of flowers; the leisurely game of fish and the breathtaking nature of the scenery.

The mountains are infinitely beautiful. During the COVID-19 epidemic, if you plan to travel, please consult the scenic spot in advance, and make an appointment according to their requirements.

Scenic consultation tel: 010-61833074

Address: Anjiazhuang Village, Wangping Area, Mentougou District, Beijing


Shuanglongxia Gorge is located in the south of Huocun Village, Zhaitang Town, Mentougou in West Beijing. The scenic area is summarized as: “Ten Li of Stream, Hundreds of Waterfalls, Thousand Mu of Red Apricot, and Ten Thousand Acres of Forest Sea.” It is a national 3A-level scenic spot and is known as “Little Jiuzhai”. Temperature in summer here is 18~24℃.

Shuanglong Gorge is 15km long, the main peak of Laolongwo is 1,646m above sea level, the altitude of the mountain spring is 960m, the entrance of the scenic spot is 480 meters above sea level, and the total length of the scenic spot is 5km. At the entrance, you can take a small train into the scenic spot, and you will see two dams which can store more than 10,000 cubic meters of water. Two waterfalls of more than 25m are naturally formed.

The Shuanglongxia water-blocking ring dam has 5 steps, and is 18.88m high and 95m long. When the lake is turned over, the dike can form a waterfall about 60m wide. It can fly 18m at its farthest, like flying beads splashing jade, like the Milky Way falling. The water of Shuanglongxia Lake is not too wide, but it is meandering, beautiful, quiet and far-reaching. It is called “five bays, eight branches and ten-li long”. The green mountains, trees and bamboo, blue sky and white clouds reflected in the water are clear and picturesque.

In summer, Shuanglongxia Mountain is full of flowers, and there are abundant plants that can be viewed and have medicinal value in the scenic area, producing fragrance that make people intoxicated. This include peaches, cloves, jujubes, wild peppers, roses, rust red chrysanthemum, baicalin, motherwort, purple husk, lily, wild strawberry and so on.

Tel: 010-69819310

Address: South of Huocun Village, Zhaitang Town, Tougou, West Beijing

Reminder: during the COVID-19 epidemic, before you go, please consult the scenic area in advance, and make an appointment according to their requirements.


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