Yanqi Lake is situated at the foot of the Yanshan Mountain, 8 kilometers north of Huairou Town in the suburbs of Beijing. It borders the grand Great Wall in the north and faces the boundless North China Plain. With limpid water, the Lake has a vast water area.
It got the name Yanqi, which means swans dwelling in English, since in spring and autumn, flocks of swans would fly and stay in the lake. The Yanqi Lake Amusement Park has a nice environment, making it a famous aquatic amusement, sports and recreational resort in the suburbs of Beijing. The lake is equipped with over 50 diversified items of aquatic recreation activities, such as large and luxurious ships, motorized dragon boats, speedboats, rowing boats, foot peddled boats, flying trap eye, arrow shooting and bungee rocker, etc. Parachuting over the lake and driving aquatic motorcycle are also well accepted by visitors. Besides, the angling ground is a very good place for the fishing lovers.
In addition, there are about 30 restaurants of different ranks available for the tourists. So the visitors could enjoy the beautiful natural views while get the first class service.