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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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  • it is something you will never forget. Remember when they first showed pictures out of the orbit. My father showed me the "Chinese Wall". This was where I wanted to go, when I got the chance. My Chanc...  more »
  • Nine years ago, I was at another bit of great wall of China, and what a world of difference with this beautiful part. When: souvenir shops, huge crowds, little chance of a well to run on the wall, hooking up in a traffic jam of people. Now: somewhere in the middle of nowhere we came on our trip from three hours very occasionally someone against, but otherwise it was a haven of peace. This part of the wall is not everywhere restored and that has its charm. Though a decent climb and descent thereby every now and then about half and loose stones, but that makes it unique. All steep sections here and there making your endurance is tested properly. And amazing views, including on a reservoir in the Valley. Though food and drink with you, there is nothing at all. Apart from the beautiful nature then, the rust, the great views and the occasional stray Chinese. At the gate to the wall we had to pay 10 yuan per person, a little further on was a pushy old male with a red band around his arm, which wanted to have another 5 yuan. That seemed a DQ so that we have but ignored. When you get back, right after the fence is a little restaurant where you coffee.
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  • In Beijing we took bus 119 to Dongzhimen, and we got of the bus at Huairou Bus Station, where a taxi brought us directly to the wall. Make sure to visit this part of the wall on a bright and dry day, ...  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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