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Great Wall at Huanghuacheng

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Address: 60 km (37 miles) N of Beijing, Beijing, China
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Located near a lake and a reservoir, this part of the Wall is called Yellow...

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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Behind a long History

the weather is awesome but those that having spine and legs problem . I don't advice to climb along the great wall as the steps is quite hard to climb. But overall is a good place... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Klang, Malaysia
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Klang, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

the weather is awesome but those that having spine and legs problem . I don't advice to climb along the great wall as the steps is quite hard to climb. But overall is a good place where full with historical

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Huge man made structure. Avoid during peak season and cold winter. Good for history but mostly rebuilt wall. Good for hiking.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just back from this part of the wall which I visited now already the second time. The Huanghuacheng takes about 90 minutes drive from the city center and has a few parking lots which are run by some locals for ten yuan fee. It's not really touristic there and only few places around for food and souvenirs. But still enough... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After reading about where to visit they Great Wall we chose to listen to our guide from Beijing and go to Huanghuacheng which means “yellow flower.” This section is about an hour and a half drive from downtown Beijing and I’m so glad we did this and not the touristy Badaling area. Our guide actually drove past the Huanghuacheng park... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My only advise here is to come early in the morning to avoid the rush hours. You will then enjoy this view in a quiet atmosphere.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this section of the wall because it seemed less crowded and we were not disappointed. It as a little confusing when we arrived as there were no obvious signposts visible from the ticket office but once we found the signposts it proved to be easy to navigate ones way around the various sections. A steep climb up the... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

Hired a driver, left Beijing at 7am. Arrived when the park opened about 8:30am. Very few people there at that time and much cooler to climb. Took a speedboat to the other side of the lake which cut a couple of km off the walk. Beautiful blue sky day and hardly another soul there yet. Walked the huge number of... More 

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Bern, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016 via mobile

We followed the recommandation in the Lonely Planet guidebook and got a driver through our hotel (vehicle and driver for one day: 800RMB) to take us there. We were not disappointed. The wall is easily accessed (admittance 5 yuan, collected by some guys sitting around the trailhead) and offered stunning views. Even though we were there during a holiday, as... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016 via mobile

I went here on 19th May to walk the Huangyaguan section as a route inspection for The Great Wall Marathon & it was amazing. It's a challenging walk but well worth it to see the beautiful views & experience the Great Wall. I also went in Ying Yang square. I returned on 21st May to run the Great Wall Marathon... More 

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Blue Mountains, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

The climb was extremely steep, and the steps vary from regular to steep. But the paths are well sectioned and very good. Of the 20 odd in our group, only 5 of us completed the walk to the top area. But there are plenty of sections that can be done, and you will not be let down even if you... More 

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