Huanghuacheng Great Wall photos

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Plan your Great Wall tour? Huanghuacheng (literally meaning “Yellow Flower City”) Great Wall (黄花城长城), about 65 km north of downtown Beijing, is one of the most ruined and unrestored sections of the Great Wall in Beijing.  Huanghuacheng Great Wall has become a popular destination for the Great Wall hikers in recent years.

This section of the great wall is about 1000 meters long and connecting Zhuangdaokou Great Wall in the west and Jiankou Great Wall in the east. Now it is a quite challenge to climb the wall in some parts.

There have been no stone steps or no smooth path found on some parts in this section f Great Wall in Beijing. At the time of my writing, Huanghuacheng Great Wall is not yet officially opened to travelers. Those who hike this section of the Wall have to be responsible for their own safety.

There is a lake and a reservoir below Huanghuacheng Great Wall. The reservoir is called Huanghuacheng Reservoir with some parts of the Huanghuacheng Great Wall submerged under it, hence the nickname of Huanghuacheng Water Great Wall.

The lake is called Jintang lake with a good spot where you can take a photogenic view of the Great Wall higher hugging the mountain. Both the Huanghuacheng Reservoir and Jintang Lake have cut through Huanghuacheng Great Wall.

So people may start your Huanghuacheng Great Wall hike either from Huanghuacheng Reservior or Jintang Lake. To get to Huanghuacheng Great Wall by bus, you need to take Bus 916 from Dongzhimen Transportation Hub to Huairou District and get off  at the stop of Nanhuayuan Block 3 (南华园三区), then walk about 100m and change for the special bus line from Huairou to Huanghuacheng Water Great Wall (怀柔—水长城 公交专线).

Some of the Huanghuacheng Great Wall photos below:
Huanghuacheng Reservoir

Huanghuacheng Reservoir

Huanghuacheng Great Wall

Huanghuacheng Great Wall

Huanghuacheng Great Wall high above the Jintang Lake.

Huanghuacheng Great Wall high above the Jintang Lake.

Huanghuacheng Great Wall from Jintang Lake

Huanghuacheng Great Wall from Jintang Lake

 

Huanghuacheng Great Wall

Huanghuacheng Great Wall

 

Huanghuacheng Great Wall

Huanghuacheng Great Wall

Huanghuacheng Great Wall viewed from the Reservoir.

Huanghuacheng Great Wall viewed from the Reservoir.

 

Huanghuacheng Great Wall

Huanghuacheng Great Wall

Tip:  Hassle-free Beijing Guided Tours
If you don’t want to go the do-it-yourself route and prefer the hassle-free escorted tours,  here are some options for guided tours to Beijing:

Huanghuacheng Great Wall Day Tour from  US$ 55 p/p

Jinshanling Great Wall Group Day Tour No Shopping .
Hike from Gubeikou to Jinshanling Great Wall Day Tour   .
Jinshanling & Simatai Great West Day Tour .

Beijing Dinner & Night Boat Tour. from US$ 59P/P

Beijing by Night Illuminations Tour  from US$33 p/p

Beijing Hutong Highlight One Day Tour  from US$59 p/p

Beijing Highlight Day Tour from US$59 P/P
(Tiananmen + Forbidden City + Mutianyu Great Wall)
Beijing Classic City Tour from US$65 P/P
(Tiananmen + Forbidden City + Temple of Heaven + Summer Palace)
Beijing Excursion Tour from US$59 P/P
(Mutianyu Great Wall + Ming Tomb)
Beijing Hutong Highlight Tour from US$59 P/P
( Hutong + Rickshaw)

Mutianyu Great Wall Half Day Tour from US$55 p/p
Hike from Jiankou to Mutianyu Great Wall Day Tour from US$69 p/p

Mutianyu Great Wall Layover Tour from US$65 p/p
Beijing Highlight Layover Tour from US$75 p/p

Further Readings


How to Visit Grand Canal in Hangzhou.
Top 10 Attractions in Beijing
How to Visit Forbidden City
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How to Visit Summer Palace
How to Visit Ming Tombs
How to Visit the Great Wall of China
How to Visit Tiananmen Square
How to Visit Hutongs
How to Visit Olympic Sites

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Top 10 Shopping Malls in Beijing
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Qianmen Commercial Street
Beijing Huguosi Street

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