Great Wall at Huanghuacheng, Beijing

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A fusion of human architectural prowess and natural defenses, Great Wall at Huanghuacheng provides a glimpse of the famous structure in a relatively unrestored state, with less tourist traffic than more famous sections. Explore this wild stretch of the wall as it climbs towering mountain hillsides and ridges next to a snaking reservoir, passing through dense forests along the way. You'll enjoy sweeping views over the surrounding countryside, including small villages and neighboring mountain peaks, as you trek across and beside the partially overgrown wall. Keep in mind that much of the wall here has not been restored, so be prepared for some rough stretches, and watch your step. To visit Great Wall at Huanghuacheng and other attractions in Beijing, use our Beijing vacation planner.
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  • August 16, 2017
    Hot and humid. Stairs that were very steep and uneven. Crowded. Still, it was worth every minute. People were walking up at different paces, and were very friendly and encouraging to those who were ha...  more »
  • August 13, 2017
    Another check mark off our bucket list. I would pack a lunch and stay there as long as possible. The views are outstanding.  more »
  • August 10, 2017
    A beautiful view if you decide to be brave and take the walk. If you have heart problems, stop at a lower level, don't venture to the top. Every level had a beautiful view. We were told that the stair...  more »
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  • May 26, 2016
    Here, you can explore the great wall itself still away from crowds. Parking is guarded. Lightweight but solid shoes, because there are to overcome massive climbs. From the parking lot sand road uphill, climbing by means of installed improvised head on the mural Crown and then ca 2.8-3 km West to the descent. Great hike.
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  • October 18, 2016
    Away from the masses of tourists, to enjoy the landscape and the wall
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