Dazhenyu Great Wall is located above Dazhenyu Village, about 80km north of center Beijing, hence the name Dazhenyu Great Wall. “Dazhenyu” literally means “Big Nut-tree Valley”.
Dazhenyu Village is nestled on a small basin in the valley surrounded by the mountains. The whole village is made of 5 natural villages with 450 households and 850 villagers.
The village has an area of 15.6 square kilometers, 89% forest coverage, with the unique natural environment, rich in tourism resources, distinct seasons.
In spring flowers are blooming; in summer, here is a good place to enjoy the cool air; in autumn, everywhere is bore with fruits, the most well-known chestnuts, almonds, walnuts, but also fresh apple, pear, persimmon, red fruit; in winter, the snow forms a good view of scenery.
The 9-kilometer Ming Dynasty Great Wall meanders on the mountain above the village. The Dazhenyu Great Wall is mainly composed of the three bits of the Wall – Luanling Great Wall, Lianyunling Great Wall, and Xiangshuihu Great Wall.
Now the west section of Luanling Great Wall is not allowed to hike for the wild Great Wall protection. The small east section has been renovated and opend to the public. Lianyunling Great Wall is totally forbidden for hiking.But you can walk close to the Wall for a close look. Xiangshuihu Great Wall ( or Moshikou Pass Great Wall ) is open to the hikers.
The most popular and legal hiking trail is walking from Yangshen Grand Valley up to Luanling Great Wall, clamber up to Lianyunling Great Wall for a look, then climb down to the Moshikou Pass. At the Moshikou Pass, you either choose to leave or continue to hike Xiangshuihu Great Wall since Moshikou Pass is also the entrance to Xiangshuihu Great Wall.
Tip: Hassle-free Great Wall Guided Tours
Don’t want to go the do-it-yourself route? No worries, We at Tour Beijing have some options for guided tours to Great wall Tours:
Mutianyu Great Wall Group Day Tour
Mutianyu Great Wall Half Day Private Tour
Hike from Jiankou to Mutianyu Great Wall Tour
Hike from Gubeikou to Jinshanling Great Wall Tour
Hike from Jinshanling to Simatai Great Wall West Tour
Badaling Great Wall + Mutianyu Great Wall Day Tour
Badaling Great Wall and Underground Palace Day Tour
Badaling Great Wall + Forbidden City + Tiananmen Square Day Tour
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