Wangquanyu Great Wall

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Wangquanyu Great Wall lies to the west of Beijing Knot at Jiankou Great Wall and east of  Lvanling Great Wall.  Wangquanyu Great Wall is named after the the village with the same name – Wangquanyu Village at the Wangquanyu Valley.

Wangquan Village is situated about 90km to the north of downtown Beijing. To get  to Wangquan Village, you first drive along Jingcheng Expressway and get off at Huairou District. Then continue to drive along the mountain path between Mutianyu Great Wall and Ming Tombs.  Seeing a signboard pointing to Wangquanyu (旺泉峪) or Xiangshuihu(响水湖), turn right to the north direction, and soon you will reach Wangquanyu Village.

Wangquanyu Great Wall is a wild and unrestored, not long, only 2 km with 8 watchtowers: 6 towers in the east of Wangquanyu valley and 2 towers in the west.  So the wall is divided into two sectons – East Section (6 towers) and West Section (2 towers ).  You may hike the wall from Beijing Knot  (Jiankou Great Wall) , or you may hike up directly from Wangquanyu Village.  Hiking up Wangquanyu Great Wall from the valley could be very tiring and challenging due to its big drop of 390m.

Wangquanyu Great Wall was built intermittently for 176 years from 1404 (Yongle 2rd Year) to 1580 (Wanli 8th Year) in Ming Dynasty.  This unrestored wall looks exteriorly fresh and well preserved, but once you are on the wall, you will see bushes, saplings, overgrown and ruined. It goes in and out of the dense bushes.

Jiankou Great Wall impresses us for its grandeur and vastness; Wangquanyu Great Wall, grace and elegance.  Plan your Great Wall tour? Wangquanyu Great Wall is an interesting section of the Wall around Beijing.

The wall makes two sharp turns near the valley

The wall makes two sharp turns near the valley

 

Not easy to hike the wall due to its drop of 390m

Not easy to hike the wall due to its drop of 390m

 

Bushes, saplings an overgrown on the wall

Bushes, saplings an overgrown on the wall

 

Well-preserved with high battlements

Well-preserved with high battlements

 

Wangquanmen is green and colorful

Wangquanmen is green and colorful

 

Graceful and elegant

Graceful and elegant

 

Hike up and take care

Hike up and take care

 

A low watchtower, Beijing

A low watchtower, Beijing

 

Viewed from wangquanyu

Viewed from wangquanyu

 

Wangquanmen is green and colorful 1

Wangquanmen is green and colorful 1

Hike up and take care 1

Hike up and take care 1

 

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