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Address: 60 km (37 miles) N of Beijing, Beijing, China
Description: Located near a lake and a reservoir, this part of the Wall is called...
Located near a lake and a reservoir, this part of the Wall is called Yellow Flower Fortress and is a good place for hiking.
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Much less touristic greal wall, with a "wild" section

A local friend took me to this "Water Great Wall", which is a popular nickname name for Huanghuacheng Great Wall because it describes a section of the Great Wall by a lake... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 6, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

A local friend took me to this "Water Great Wall", which is a popular nickname name for Huanghuacheng Great Wall because it describes a section of the Great Wall by a lake (Haoming Lake). In fact one short section of the Water Great Wall collapsed and is submerged in the lake. We started off from the Huairou District and took... More 

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Queensland, Australia
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

This was by far my favorite section of the wall! Also visited Mutianyu. We went when it was a lovely, sunny summer day and the views were breathtaking! We encountered hardly any other tourists which made it a more unique experience. Would recommend to wear sports shoes and bring plenty of water as quite a tough climb up, but well... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

This part of the wall is about two hours from Beijing by car. The Wall is quite steep and wild in parts but the views are incomparable. Two of us are over 60 so it was not super difficult. We went with a guide and a driver. There is a small town at the base with small hotels and restaurants... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The idea that men/people built this is without words!!! I didn't get to the top (I got scared) but my companions did.There were times when the angel is 90 degrees...very scarey.But totally Magnifence!!!!

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Manchester, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

We were very lucky and went on a sunny day with no smog. You could see for miles. Not very crowded which I was completely expecting. Be prepared to climb. It is very difficult since all of the steps are different sizes. Shopping at the bottom and a little store mid-way up to purchase some cold gatorade.

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Beijing Region, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

In Beijing you've many options for seeing the great wall. This is my favourite. It's further away, but that means there are less people than normal. Don't restrict yourself to just the Dam part of the wall, but walk through the more un-reconstructed parts for a much more interesting, higher and scarier part of the wall.

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Bozeman, Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

This is a work out, so wear shoes suitable for a straight uphill, uneven stone stairs hike. Quite a work out, and worth it.

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Maasmechelen, Limburg, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

2nd time I visited the wall and this was the better location. Not too far from the city. Excellent view of the wall and the lake. You do a short part of the wall so you don't die in the process, have a drink a the lake and take the boottrip back. All you need within 2 hours.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Tough walk up - but well worth taking the climb. Bring water. Its tough to do the 8 towers you can do from the main entrance. I was just wiped out on the way down - I did it in reverse. My legs were shot.

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Address: 60 km (37 miles) N of Beijing, Beijing, China
Location: Asia  >  China  >  Beijing Region  >  Beijing

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