Pearl Lake Scenic Spot lies in the northern part of Mentougou District in west suburb of Beijing. Covering an area of 5 square kilometers, it is an artificial lake formed by the Zhuwo Reservoir. The lake has a large amount of big freshwater mussels; hence it was called Pearl Lake.
Lies in the deep valley of Taihang Mountain ranges, the Pearl Lake Scenic Spot boasts beautiful natural landscape. The famous first railway arch bridge in Asia, which like a rainbow spans the lake, has become a unique view in the scenic spot. In the upper reaches of the lake, there is an islet called Apricot Village which forms another unique view in the Pearl Lake. Every spring, hundreds of apricot trees are in full blossom. And the astonishing view has attracted many visitors. Besides, the Pearl Lake also has many amusement activities and comfort amenities. Visitors will surely enjoy themselves there.