The Shentan Canyon is a large rift formed by the movement of the earth's crust during the Cambrian period 570 million years ago. It was originally known as the Water Valley and has thousands of years of history. It is located on the northern slope of Zhongtiao Mountain, in the southeast of Shanxi Province’s Yongji City. Its area includes the entire Shuiyukou Village and the deep mountains, canyons and forests behind the village. Strange rock formations, waterfalls, unique geological features, streams, forests and natural folk villages constitute the unique attraction of the scenic Shentan Canyon.