Xiangshui Lake, or a lake with floating wa-ter, is a unique tourist resort in the suburbs of Beijing. Located to the west of the Mutianyu Great Wall, it is 28 kilometers from Huairou. Covering an area of 18 square kilometers, the resort consists of the Great Wall, ancient caves, streams and rivers, fountains and pools and waterfall.
The resort is located in the valley where for-tresses and beacons were built when the Great Wall was built in the Ming Dynasty. The en-gravings on the cliffs there add the grandeur to the area. The Lianyun Cave and Totem Pavil-ion formed by natural strength are another at-tractions of the resort.
The resort has cliffs and fountains, fruit trees and grass. In spring, the mountain is full of the fragrance of flowers; in summer, the forest brings a cool temperature; in autumn, one sees an ocean of fruits and in winter, the resort is all covered by snows and ice.
There is a Xiangshui Villa built in the style of ancient architecture. The restaurant offers farmer"s family food. Visitors may fish rainbow trout from the pool for barbecue. The villa has a capacity of 200 people for living and eating at the same time. Two nearby folk villages can also accommodate 200 people.
For people who live in the noisy downtown for a long time, the resort with green mountain and fresh water, with flowers and singing birds, will be the best place for you to enjoy your lei-sure time and holidays.
In summer, the temperature difference is over 12 degrees in the daytime and nighttime. The air in the mountain, after scientific testing, is proved to be of first class. In the evening, visi-tors may make a bonfire, display fireworks, sing and dance in open air. In the morning, visitors may visit the Great Wall, appreciate the water-fall and visit the ancient caves amidst singings of birds.