Water Great Wall At Huanghuacheng

Attraction Huanghuacheng Village, Jiuduhe Town, Huairou District, Beijing 101404, China Published on: 03-08-2016

2 hours 30 mins
08:30 AM - 05:00 PM
08:30 AM
11:00 AM
First-time visit
Must see
6.64 USD

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  • Highly recommended by fellow travellers.
Huanghuacheng Section of the Great Wall is a resort with mountains, lakes and the ancient Great Wall.

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Why Water Great Wall At Huanghuacheng is special ?

Located near a lake and a reservoir, this part of the Wall is called Yellow Flower Fortress and is a good place for hiking. Huanghuacheng Section of the Great Wall is a resort with mountains, lakes and the ancient Great Wall. There are very few people to be found here, but it is becoming popular with hikers.There is a lake and a crescent shaped reservoir nearby. And the lake breaks this section of the Great Wall into three segments naturally. Part of the wall is under water and becomes submerged at high tide. So the Huanghuacheng Great Wall is nicknamed "Water Great Wall".The scenery here is unique and will surprise you.

Selling points

  • Truly amazing, extremely crowded
  • Beautiful and Amazing
  • Wild Wall, breathtaking experience
  • Adventure, beauty, nature and history
  • Tribute to humanity
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Huanghuacheng Village, Jiuduhe Town, Huairou District, Beijing 101404, China

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Tips for you

  • Wear/bring sun protection in the summer and dress for sub zero temperatures in the winter.
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  • Bring breathable waterproofs for protection from rain and wind.
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  • Bring snacks and water if you want to walk a long portion of the wall.
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  • Huanghuacheng provides a challenge to hikers because the steps are rather steep and paths out of repair.
  • Hikers need to pay special care when climbing.
  • Dont forget to dress for hiking and dress for the weather.
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  • Choose comfortable footwear with good grip and support for the feet.
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  • The tour can be challenging if you have physical disabilities
  • No cable cars are available.
  • Make sure that layers of clothes that can be taken on and off allow for greater comfort and temperature control.
  • Umbrellas may be used here as the ascents and descents are not difficult, but may be inconvenient in strong winds.
  • The Mutianyu and Jiankou sections of the Great Wall are about 20 km (12 miles) or 40 minutes drive away.


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Atractive section of the great wall. Hard steps zones rewarded with great views of the wall. Is a peaceful place with no tourists.

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Technically this part of the Wall is closed to visitors so it can be a little hairy - but if you want to be right out in the wilds and see things without crowds it is definitely worth it. I ventured on my own from Zhuangdaokou (1 hour on the bus from Huairou, which is 1 hour on the bus from downtown Beijing) taking the east route across to Huanghua Cheng and down to the reservoir. I saw about 20 people in three hours, mostly near Zhuangdaokou, so it was a wonderful experience to be alone on one of the great wonders of the world. Beautiful breathtaking views in both directions with the Wall disappearing off into the mountains, lots and lots of steps and some very steep sections, and down at Huanghua Cheng the wall has sheared off completely so you have to take a wooden stepladder down to a path through the woods to regain the road. My legs are still aching five days later, but it was a really worthwhile trip. Bring food and drink if you're out on this part of the wall as there are no facilities outside the villages, and make sure you have a good guidebook if you're doing it on your own (Lonely Planet was very helpful at telling me where to get the buses, where to get off, and which directions to take on foot). It was a 6 hour round trip just on the buses to get here and back, so leave plenty of time - but for the intrepid traveller well worth the very small charge for bus fares. Visited April 2015

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Visiting any part of The Great Wall is Amazing! I have been to three different locations and never been disappointed. The history behind the wall is almost beyond comprehension! A must do at any location!

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We walked all the way up.It is an amazing experience, you see flows of people from all over the world. The views and nature you see while walking is magnificent. Such an unforgettable place.

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This is worth the trip HANDS DOWN! We saw 5 (FIVE!) other people on the wall, compared to some of our colleagues who chose to take tours of the more touristy wall locations- they had to wait hours to be squashed among throngs of people on the wall. We were able to explore at our leisure, then had a lovely local lunch at the base. It was so peaceful and perfect (plus the clear weather that day helped :)... the kind of memory that is etched into your mind for eternity. FYI, we had a driver when we were in Beijing, so I don't know what a transportation fare to this location would be. But honestly, whatever it is- it is worth it!

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