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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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  • I booked a private tour with Lily through Viator, guide and driver were amazing, very knowledgeable. The Great Wall and scenery were stunning. It was a foggy autumn day which added a mysterious feel a...  more »
  • Pro: Very few people visit this section. I went on weekdays. Met only about 10-15 people visiting. The view is breathtaking. It is also the only section with double wall. The entrance fee is 5 RMB. Co...  more »
  • We stayed overnight at the Summer Palace to avoid the traffic in Beijing and were picked up there by Wild Great Wall to go to Huanghuacheng to hike. Its about 45 minutes to an hour to get there which ...  more »
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  • 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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  • Away from the masses of tourists, to enjoy the landscape and the wall
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