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Great Wall at Huanghuacheng

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“hiking boots”(10 reviews)
Huanghuacheng Great wall is a wild section which is located near a lake and a reservoir, this part of the Wall is called Yellow Flower Fortress and is a good place for hiking.Huanghuacheng Section of the Great Wall is a resort with mountains, lakes...more
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60 km (37 miles) N of Beijing, Beijing 102209, China
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Reviewed December 16, 2018

We did the Huanghuacheng to Xishuiyu hike. While it was not an easy one (not recommended for kids below 12), we were quite glad of the experience (we were the only one at the wall). There were sections of the unrestored wall which was quite...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 25, 2018 via mobile

Had previously done Mutianyi section of the wall so wanted to try a section that was a bit less commercial and more raw - well this is the section to do. Did a private tour through China Hiking and John the guide was fantastic -...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank wstokes1965
Reviewed November 14, 2018

So many are obsessed with the Great Wall of China and I finally got it. Tourists know Badaling, but it’s not very representative considering the massive length of the Wall. So I started to explore the wilder sections, and here I arrived at Huanghuacheng Great...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank PhotographerKaterina
Reviewed October 29, 2018

If you need to see The Great Wall, but if you don’t have much time in Beijing, and want to avoid the crowds, visit Huang Hua Cheng. Take a tour with Peter Zhao iampeter158@foxmail.com for a relaxed day, visiting the magnificent Ming Tombs north of...More

Date of experience: August 2018
3  Thank Sally F
Reviewed October 26, 2018 via mobile

Second time to the GW, first time was years ago but pretty crowded, so this time I asked our driver to go somewhere off the beaten track. Loved it! It’s a bit of a hike to the tower, and then a steady steep uphill climb...More

Date of experience: October 2018
3  Thank washington_wahine
Reviewed October 22, 2018 via mobile

Just mind-blowing, you have to see it to believe it well worth the effort to climb in some parts would highly recommend this

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 7, 2018 via mobile

If I had to choose between Badaling and Huanghuacheng, it's a no brainer. I would definitely choose Huanghuacheng, its far more local, far less crowded and has better views. I went during national week and we pretty much had the wall to ourselves. However getting...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Tanne A
Reviewed October 3, 2018 via mobile

Booked our tour via Local Panda. We cannot thank our guide Helen and driver Mr Wong enough. We were picked up at our hotel and driven 2 hrs into the mountainous countryside. We hiked up a trail and up to the most Amazing section of...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank s l
Reviewed October 2, 2018

I climbed to the 13th power. It took over an hour and I’m in not too bad of shape. The stairs are so uneven. I can’t imagine what the people went through to build this wall there’s like 1400 miles of it.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Garoter
Reviewed October 1, 2018 via mobile

Outstanding experience. We were alone on the Wall for a few hours which was a magical and unique experience. The organization was on point, the guide was amazing, knowledgeable, kind ! Would warmly recommend, everything was on point !

Date of experience: October 2018
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Emma S
November 10, 2018|
Response from inog | Reviewed this property |
I used: Kong Lin Phone:+86 13146901596 Wechat/Whatsapp: +86 13146901596 - - I think it was $80 USD for the day.
Emma S
November 10, 2018|
Response from washington_wahine | Reviewed this property |
we used a service found here on tripadvisor but had to book it weeks in advance - sorry.
Jo H
October 20, 2018|
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Response from inog | Reviewed this property |
There is no singular "Huanghuacheng" entrance. Some places have a fee, others do not. Our driver took us up and we got out, wandered up a trail and through the back of a local restaurant. It was maybe a 50m elevation gain... More
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FYI: I nominate my tour guide as The Beijing Bomb (3 Replies)
Hi All, I am a New Yorker temporarily living abroad in Beijing, and I just had the good fortune of meeting a WONDERFUL certified tour guide named Catherine. We discovered her posting on thatsbj.com, and after interviewing a few people by phone, decided that she was far and away the best candidate. I would highly recommend her to anyone who is looking for a guide in the Beijing area. Catherine arranged an autumn tour of Longqing Gorge and the Great Wall at Huanghuacheng. My friend...More
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How much did your adventure cost, if I may ask?