Water Great Wall at Huanghuacheng

Water Great Wall at Huanghuacheng

Water Great Wall at Huanghuacheng
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Alan A
Toronto, Canada8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2014 • Friends
It is rare to see the Great Wall accompanied by a lake. The portion of the Water Great Wall which I went to was located beside a small resort village called Xishuiyu. Since this is a resort village, there are places to eat and rest if you are tired. There are also maps available at the ticket gate (if I remember correctly it costs around 100rmb to visit the great wall). Most of the pictures that you see on Google images of the Water Great wall are taken at this place. Getting there from Beijing takes around 3hrs. Those who don't know chinese will find it challenging to get there by public transport. First take the 916 express bus from Dongzhimen station in Beijing. Get off at Huairou "Nanhuayuansanqu" (南花园三区). After you get off, take the H-25 bus at another bus stop nearby (near a tax office). The final stop of H-25 is the Water Great Wall (there should be a sign on the window of the bus saying it goes to Water Great Wall in Chinese). There is a schedule of the H-25 somewhere on the internet. Note that the H-25 sometimes can be behind schedule for up to 15mins. The bus stop itself doesnt mention that the H-25 stops there so it's tricky. There might also be a couple of drivers hanging out at the bus stop asking you if you want a taxi ride to the great wall instead. Getting into their car is risky because you dont know where the guy will take you.

I went on a weekday and there werent that many people. I was alone on the great wall. You can easily spend the whole day there.
Written July 24, 2014
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Fah C
84 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2018 • Friends
We went with a tour group found online for foreign students (only 70 RMB/person) we took the bus for an hour and a half. It was snowing the day before so we had the most amazing view of snow on the Great Wall in April!! It’s a little strange but the effects were beautiful. We hiked up the Great Wall then walked along side the lake/dam. It was beautiful! The weather was a bit cold but you warmed up quite well going up! We spent about 3 - 4 hours there. Highly recommended as you don’t get to see this kind of scenery in any other part of the Great Wall as most are in the mountains.
Written April 6, 2018
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Siky
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019
It's a little tricky to get there from Beijing, but deffinitely worth it.This place is absolutely with no people, we only met one couple from the US.On the way up to the wall you might meet the people that will charge you for passing through their property.I don't know wheather this is a fake or it really belongs to them.We justa paid, it wasn't that expensive.
Written September 19, 2019
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Bart S
Dallas, TX64 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018
I am rather disappointed. I saw some wonderful pictures prior to my trip. I anticipated some great photo opportunities. After paying full price of admission, walking around the lake saving the Great Wall for last... I find three of the four sections are CLOSED!!!! Tickets should be 50% discounted!
Written May 19, 2018
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CelLee
Beijing, China104 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2017 • Friends
Less tourists and more time to enjoy the scenery, hiking is durable and one can easily spend the whole day here. Part of the wall is submerged in the water but sadly it can't be seen up close as that area is blocked up. A group of us came during autumn hoping to see red leaves but apparently this area is not known for it, rather the caretaker whom we chatted with advised us to come in Spring where yellow flowers could be seen. Pity we came on a cloudy day and it would have been nice if we could predict which day might be a clear blue sky, nevertheless we had a good outing time.

Entrance ticket cost 43rmb which you can buy through their wechat page, speed boat 20rmb (one way). Bring your own food and drinks for your hike. Driving to Huanghuacheng takes around 2hrs from the 3rd ring road, town area.
Written February 21, 2018
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Staci K
Shanghai Region, China47 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2017
We hired a private car to take 4 of us to The Great Wall in Huaghuacheng. The drive took about 90 minutes each way. It was fantastic in that we were able to take a short hike, climb a ladder and be on the wall without seeing any other tourists. Absolutely beautiful views and it was a rare treat to get photos of the wall without other people on it. We could take our time and not be on a tour schedule. It was very peaceful, amazing experience.
Written August 1, 2017
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Sally4444
Port Macquarie, Australia44 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
If you are at least a little bit fit and can negotiate a ladder (I did it at the age of 57), go to this part of the Great Wall. We went here with a tour guide and were blown away by the whole experience. Our guide Farah, picked us up at our hotel and stayed with us until she returned us to our hotel in a hutong in Old Beijing. We had lunch at a great restaurant not too far from Huanghuacheng. We saw only five other people during the three hours walking along the wall. The experience took our breath away!!! The tour company is www.beijing-travels.com - I have no link to this company, I just found them on google. They did everything that they said they would do, including not taking us shopping. There are probably cheaper companies that do this tour, but I definitely recommend Beijing Travels. Take my advice and go early (there was a small group of people just arriving as we left around 2.00pm) so there might be more people in the afternoon. You'll need a camera, comfortable walking shoes, water and sun screen in summer.
Written October 12, 2010
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minna
Mississauga, Canada58 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Family
We were there on Monday with Temperature of 35, so very few people was there, nice to take picture, absolutely no crowed as other famous Great-wall sites. You need to have your own car to drive there, around 65km out of city of Beijing (in HuaiRou Town). It would be easy to go with clockwise circle, we went the other way, and kids were exhausted to explore more.
Written July 17, 2019
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Sajjad hosseini
Zahedan, Iran19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2015
here is the great thing i saw in my life.this wall is so great and i want to see it again and again.
Written May 20, 2016
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flaneur40
New York City, NY1,695 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2016 • Friends
On the way back to Beijing, my friends said, "hey, do you want to see a section of the Great Wall that's under water?" And I said, "okay." It isn't exactly underwater. It's more like the wall was once a bridge over sections of the lake and has since collapsed. It's a very pretty area after a long walk through a village that seems to exist just to service the people walking to this section of the wall. There is a fair amount of "wild" wall sections (parts of the wall that are not restored). There is kind of a swiss chalet feel to it. It's an interesting perspective.
Written May 12, 2016
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