Xiangshui Lake Scenic Area (响水湖旅游区)

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Covering an area of 18 square kilometers, this resort consists of the Great Wall, ancient caves, streams and rivers, fountains, pools and a waterfall

Information on this page last updated:2018-06-27 11:16:05

Admission: 32 RMB
Opening Hours: Peak Season: 7:00-18:00
Off-season: 7:00-18:00
Phone: +86 10 89602185
Best Time to Visit: Spring and Autumn
Recommended Time for a Visit: 4 Hours

Description


The Xiangshui Lake Scenic Area is located to the west of Mutianyu Great Wall in Huairou District, about 85 km from downtown Beijing. It occupies an area of 18 km and stretches about 5 km long. The scenic area is a splendid natural valley with a section of the Great Wall, an ancient cave, beautiful mountains, clear springs and ponds, as well as a spectacular waterfall. Xiangshui Lake is, in fact, not a lake but rather an opening of water from the head of a spring in a valley.

The lake is called Xiangshui Lake (Ringing Water Lake), because it is possible to hear the sound of its running water from afar. The spring is the biggest one in Huairou District, and the water is sweet and refreshing. There are lofty cliffs and steep mountains with diverse rocks and unique peaks on both sides of the valley. The section of the Great Wall was built in the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) and winds up and down the green hills, resembles a gigantic dragon flying into the sky. The Moshikou Pass was considered an important pass of the Great Wall and was built in 1404 during the Ming Dynasty. The natural Lianyun Cave and Totem Pavilion halfway up the wall add mystery to the ancient pass. The Moya Inscription carved during the Ming Dynasty makes the pass even more majestic. The most stunning scenery in this area is undoubtedly the grand waterfall. The impetuous springs rush down the mountain and form the compelling sight of a waterfall for all to enjoy.

Featured Attractions: The service facilities of the scenic area are excellent. The Xiangshui Villa in an ancient architecture style in full view. The restaurants here mainly offer countryside fare, rainbow trout, and barbecues. During the evening, visitors can make a bonfire, let off fireworks, sing loudly and dance.

Map

Address: To the east of Dazhenyu Village, Bohai Township, Huairou District, Beijing

Transportation:

Take Bus No. 916 from Dongzhimen to the Huairou International Convention Center, then transfer to a minibus to Xiangshui Lake.

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