Located in Yanqi Town Huairou County, Shentangyu Natural Scenic Spot is only 60 kilometers from Beijing. It was the first natural scenic spot in Huairou that opened to public. It is a paradise with good environment and beautiful views.
The area includes waters and rivers, peaks and strange stones and part of the ancient Great Wall. Natural pools such as Longtan (Dragons Pool), Yuanyangchi (Mandarin Ducks Pool) and Eyuchi (Crocodiles Pool) have a vast water surface. Famous peaks also include a Buddhas Cap, an Eagles Mouth and the Camel Humps. An ancient fortress for stationed troops built in the Ming Dynasty is well preserved. One of the major sceneries---Longtan (Dragon Pool) has recorded the tragedy of the astonishing Longtan Incident that took place in the Anti-Japanese Wall. In order to memorize the sad history, the local government has erected a monument of the Longtan incident. And it has now become the youth patriotism education base.
After more than ten years construction, the facilities of Shentangyu have gradually become complete. At here, people can enjoy themselves in outdoor sunbathing place, whiffing pool, and the needfire and barbecue party. Besides, the well-equipped hotels, restaurants, market and parking lots could also provide much more convenience to the visitors.