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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
  • I was just back here after my first time 11 years ago. Back then there the locals helped us enter the park, now they have an organized ticket area. We took a bus from Dongzhimen bus station. After ent...  more »
  • Fairly straightforward to get to, get a bus from central Beijing (can't remember the numbers but they're in the lonely planet book) then change to another bus in a town north of Beijing, takes around ...  more »
  • Go early to get there by 9.30 am and you will be ahead of the main crowds ....pretty moderate climbing involved but reasonably safe ...good bus tours available from Beijing .  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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