Yougushentan Natural Scenic Area (幽谷神潭自然风景区)

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Among the verdant hills and green waters, Yougushentan Natural Scenic Area is famous for its mystery, uniqueness, quietness and beauty, and enjoys the reputation of a “Natural Oxygen Bar”

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Admission: 30 RMB
Opening Hours: Peak Season: 8:00-16:00
Off-season: 8:00-16:00
Phone: +86 10 61622073
Best Time to Visit: April to October
Recommended Time for a Visit: 5 Hours


Yougushentan (literally, "the Mystic Gorge and Ponds") Natural Scenic Area is located at the southern foot of Yunmeng Mountain National Forest Park, 25 kilometers northeast of Huairou district and 75 kilometers from downtown Beijing. Located among the green mountains and blue waters, the gorge and ponds are famous for their mystery, tranquility, and beauty, and the area has a reputation of being something akin to a natural oxygen bar. Owing to its wonderful scenery, the scenic area attracts numerous tourists from home and abroad every year. There are green mountains with soaring peaks, lofty cliffs, luxuriant trees and grass, dainty wildflowers, babbling streams, natural ponds and waterfalls. Away from the hustle and bustle of the city, visitors enjoy not only extraordinary natural beauty, but also the calligraphy, seal cuttings and pictures that are engraved into the cliffs.

This scenic area has excellent service facilities. It is possible to taste delicious countryside snacks, barbecues and dine on rainbow trout when visiting. All kinds of entertainment activities are available, including karaoke, table tennis, chess, cards and the distinctive campfire parties during the evening. In summer, the recreation pools and swimming pools of running springs are ready for tourists. Each year the scenic area is closed from November to March of the following year.

Featured Attractions: The breathtaking flying Waterfall and heavenly ponds are Yougushentan’s must-see attractions. At the top of the mountain, there is a natural pond, around eight meters deep. The crystal and glittering water of the pond flows down and splashes onto the steep cliffs, loudly echoing throughout the gorge. The water gushes out several meters, majestically forming a spectacular 50-meter-high waterfall. The waterfall rushes down the mountain into another pond with stunning spray.


Address: No. 1 Huangtuliang, Duanshuling Village, Huaibei Town, Huairou District, Beijing


Coach Bus from Dongzhimen Long-distance Bus Station directly to the scenic area; or 916 or 936 from Dongzhimen to Huairou and transfer to Minibus 10 to the scenic area.

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