Mutianyu Great Wall is located in Huairou district, Beijing. To the west of Mutianyu is Juyongguan Great Wall, while to the north is Gubeikou. Since ancient times, this has been a location with military significance and has defended Beijing from attack. Mutianyu Great Wall is principally built on the edge of a steep hill, using the hillside as an advantage. The height of the Great Wall reaches seven to eight meters and the width reaches four to five meters. The main building material is granite, making the structure both majestic and solid. There are many towers on the Mutianyu section. There are 22 towers on the currently open section, which is 2250 meters long.
Yanqi (Wild Goose) Lake is located about 70 kilometers from downtown Beijing. Situated to the north of the majestic Great Wall, this clear blue lake is nestled among small mountains and surrounded on all sides by beautiful scenery. At present, Yanqi Lake has been developed into a waterside amusement park where visitors can experience all sorts of on-water entertainment such as paddle boats, speed boats and water slides. While playing in, on and around the water you can also take a moment to enjoy the natural scenery and breathe in the countryside's fresh air.
Hongluo Temple in the suburb of Beijing was built in the Eastern Jin Dynasty. It has been around for more than a thousand years. Since ancient times, it has been a place for praying for blessings in Beijing. Hongluo Temple is divided into two parts: the main temple area near the major hall together with the five hundred arhats and the Guanyin Temple on the top of the mountain. In addition, the bamboo forest, ginkgo and wisteria in the Hongluo Temple are also very popular.
The Huanghuacheng Underwater Great Wall is in Beijing’s Huairou District, approximately 70 kilometers from downtown Beijing. Parts of this section of the Great Wall are underwater due to nearby Haoming Lake and a reservoir. Due to the reservoir dam, water levels rise and part of the Wall becomes completely submerged. In summer, a riot of yellow wildflowers come into bloom. This is a good place for taking photos of the sea of blossoms, as well as a great destination for hikers. This section of the Great Wall was built during the reign of the Ming Emperor Yongle. Surrounded by sharp mountain ridges and lakes, the crescent-shaped reservoir cleaves the Great Wall in three places and creates a unique landscape. The scenic area also has a chestnut garden planted by Ming-era soldiers.