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Great Wall at Huanghuacheng

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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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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 12 June 2014

Huanghuacheng is a great place to see the wall away from the crowds at Badaling and Mutianyu. We were there twice and saw a total of 11 other people. There is a mix of old (wild) wall that has deteriorated over the past 500-odd years...More

16  Thank Mike C
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 2 September 2013

I'll try to make this very clear. I have been to Mutianyu and really enjoyed it. Never been to Badaling as it is always overcrowded and very "touristy"! I live in China and decided to visit Huanghuacheng due to the reviews and information on the...More

8  Thank TrekkingGuy10
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Reviewed 6 days ago

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

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

2  Thank Sally F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

2  Thank washington_wahine
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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

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Reviewed 7 October 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

1  Thank Tanne A
Reviewed 3 October 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

1  Thank s l
Reviewed 2 October 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.

1  Thank Garry P
Reviewed 1 October 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 !

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Reviewed 16 September 2018

The Great Wall is generally recognized as one of the Seven Wonder's of World. The frontier walls built by different dynasties have multiple courses. Collectively, they stretch from Dandong in the east to Lop Lake in the west, from present-day Sino-Russian border in the north...More

1  Thank djs482
Reviewed 12 September 2018 via mobile

Authentic section of the wall, not crowded with irritant tourists (we met around 10 people during our 2h hike). It's partially restored and some parts are very steep, so it's important to have good hiking boots. You'll meet people at various points asking you to...More

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Emma S
10 November 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
10 November 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
20 October 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
Mi C
14 July 2018|
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Response from KevinSChina | Reviewed this property |
I would suggest the bus shuttle.
16 May 2018|
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