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Private Hiking Day Trip to Huanghuacheng Water Great Wall

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    Book your desired option and depart your central Beijing hotel by private vehicle, venturing north to the Huanghuacheng Great Wall, the only section of China’s Great Wall that runs alongside, and is partially submerged in a lake.
    After a roughly 37-mile (60-kilometer) journey, admire the views of Huanghuacheng, whose battlements snake over forested hills around Haoming Lake and Xishuiyu Reservoir. In midsummer, the wall is surrounded by yellow flowers, lending it its name of Huanghuacheng or ‘Yellow Flower Wall.’
    Largely unrestored since the Ming dynasty (1368-1644), this segment is one of prettiest yet least crowded near Beijing, making it great for hiking. Building began in 1575 under General Cai Kai, and took many years. Once it was finished, China’s emperor, mistakenly believing it had been sloppily built, had Kai beheaded, only to learn later that the wall had been sturdily constructed.
    Head through the entrance, and enjoy a scenic hike along the ramparts with your guide, or, if you’ve chosen the transfer service — independently. Absorb the stunning hill-and-lake views, inspect the watchtowers, and if you’re with a guide, learn about the wall’s construction and design.
    Afterward, savor a farm-style restaurant lunch (depending on option selected) before concluding at your hotel.
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    Reviewed July 6, 2018

    I've been to 3 different sections of the Great Wall, and the Huanghuacheng section is the best! Definitely worth at least a private driver. Our driver, Mr. Xie, was prompt and on time at our hotel and kept us updated on how long it was...More

    Date of experience: July 2018
    4  Thank Teagan H
    Reviewed December 7, 2017

    Our guide Rocky and driver Mr Xie took us to an unrestored section of the Great Wall. Everything was perfectly organised and Rocky was very informative and knowledgable.This hike is perfect for the fit and adventurous. We learnt a lot about Chinese history as well...More

    Date of experience: November 2017
    2  Thank Cindy C
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