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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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TripAdvisor
  • A must if you want to visit the wall from Beijing. Best reached by a private driver, then it's an hour's drive outside Beijing (and probably an hour to get to get out of the city)
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  • not so mang tourisit far away from downtwon 3.5 hours driving on one way cable car need extra money 100RMB 
  • The Lakeside Great Wall, as it is called in English, is a beautiful and scenic section of the Great Wall, perfect if you want to enjoy a good walk or hike away from the crowds--which is pretty rare in...  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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