Huanghuacheng Great Wall

Huanghuacheng Great WallHuanghuacheng Great Wall has long stood out among the Great Wall for its uniqueness and rare beauty. Moreover, Huanghuacheng has long been the most frequent subject of photography lovers.

The Huanghuacheng (Yellow Flower City) section of the Great Wall is located in Huairou District, about 60 kilometers (37.3 miles) from Beijing. It is almost 11 kilometers long and joins with Mutianyu Great Wall in the east, and JuyongguanPass and Badaling in the west. Huanghuacheng Great Wall provides a challenge as it has no stone steps or no single smooth path like the ones found at Badaling and other sections of the Great Wall.

Huanghuacheng is named for the sea of yellow wildflowers that bloom in the late spring and early summer, giving sudden exhilarating life to this aged portion of the Wall – Huanghua in Chinese means yellow flower. It is very special – part of the Wall is underwater! Seen from the dam of the reservoir, the stately sunken wall is still visible under the water’s smooth surface. You will also see some of the ancient structures as you hike along. Huanghuacheng Great Wall is the latest section to become popular with hikers. It’s truly a wonderful place for a Great Wall hiking.

Four things to do at Huanghuacheng Great Wall are highly recommended. First, take as many beautiful pictures as you like. There are numerous landscapes rarely seen in the world on offer. For example, the lake breaks this section of the Great Wall into three segments, which is the frequent subject of photography. Besides the Huanghuacheng Reservoir lies here, shaped like a curved moon. Second, go visit the chestnut garden beneath the Great Wall, dating back to the Ming Dynasty. The ancient chestnut trees still grow very well. Third, climb up the steepest section of the Huanghuacheng Great Wall, Shibadeng which looks like a dragon, ready to fly into the blue sky. Fourth, look at Yaoziyu Castle. It was built in the Ming Dynasty, still well-preserved. In the castle, there is an ancient Chinese scholar tree. It is said that touching it could bring you a blessing.

Best time to visit Huanghuacheng: all the 4 seasons, each season having its pros and cons. Just try to avoid visiting the Great Wall in bad weather (heavy rain, storm or thunderstorm), for it can be slippery and dangerous for your own safety. Recommended length of time for a visit to Huanghuacheng is half a day.

 

Huanghuacheng Great Wall

Huanghuacheng Great WallThe Great Wall boasts as one of the most prestigious tourist attractions in Beijing. Of all sections, Huanghuacheng is noted for its perfect blend of water and walls. Now let’s get up close to it.

Located in Huairou District, Huanghuacheng section is about 60 kilometers far from Beijing. It is almost 11 kilometers long and joins with Mutianyu Great Wall in the east, and Juyongguan Pass and Badaling in the west. To climb up Huanghuacheng Great Wall is much of a challenge as it has no stone steps or no single smooth path like the other sections of the Great Wall. Huanghuacheng Great Wall is the latest section to become popular with hikers. It was so named for the abundant yellow flowers during summertime. At the time, the countryside around Huanghuacheng is drowned in a sea of yellow flowers in bloom. Construction of Huanghuacheng Great Wall began in 1575, during the Ming Dynasty, under the supervision of General Cai Kai. It took the fastidious Cai many years to complete the project. There is a lake and a reservoir nearby. The crescent shaped reservoir is called Huanghuacheng Reservoir, while the name of the lake is Jintang. The water of the lake is cold and clear, fed by numerous springs. A sluice gate has been built on Jintang Lake, over which water flows in the summer. Parts of Huanghuacheng Great Wall were destroyed and fell into Jintang Lake, which gives rise to the well known the Water Great Wall.

The entire section consists of six forts, six passes, twelve beacon-towers, and thirty-two guard towers. Among them, Yaoziyu Fort is the best preserved. Covering an area of 7,000 square meters, it was built in 1592. There are at least four things to do to experience Huanghuacheng Great Wall. First, take photos of those stunning landscapes. Since the lake breaks this section of the Great Wall into three segments naturally, its uniqueness definitely will take your breath away. And the Huanghuacheng Reservoir lies here, shaped like a crescent moon. Second, visit the chestnut garden at the foot of the Great Wall, dating back to the Ming Dynasty. The ancient chestnut trees still grow very well. Third, climb up the steepest section of the Huanghuacheng Great Wall, Shibadeng. Fourth, pay a visit to Yaoziyu Castle. It was built in the Ming Dynasty, still well-preserved. In the castle, there is an ancient Chinese scholar tree. It is said that touching it will bring you good luck.

An Amazing Feast of Water and Walls

An Amazing Feast of Water and WallsIn recent years, Hunaghuacheng has become one of the most popular destinations among the tourists in Beijing. It has long enjoyed a high prestige in the world as a watery Great Wall. Every year, millions of people flood into this area to enjoy an incredible Hunaghuacheng journey. Now let’s get closer to this famous spot.
Located in Huairou District, Hunaghuacheng has long been well known for its unique combination of mountains, rivers and lakes, as well as Great Wall. This area offers a rich collection of scenic landscapes and views to the tourists all year round. Hunaghuacheng lies among mountains, with a rich collection of lush vegetation. While touring around this area, not only can the tourists enjoy those scenic views of the rivers and lakes but also experience an incredible Great Wall journey. Traveling within this area, the tourists will immediately forget about those city noises and enjoy the natural wonders, especially three famous scenic spots around Hunaghuacheng. The first one is no other than the Great Wall which zigzags upon the mountains and surrounds the Haoming Lake. This part of Great Wall boasts an amazing sightseeing as the essence of Ming Great Wall. The second scenic spot: the lake cuts the Great Wall into three parts, which renders the tourists a unique sightseeing “a perfect combination of lake and Great Wall”. The third one around Hunaghuacheng is Banli Garden from Ming dynasty. In this garden, a large group of old trees stands in different shapes and sizes and enjoys a high prestige for their ages and beauty. Moreover, near Hunaghuacheng lies the famous Black Dragon Pool. This pool sits among mountains and enjoys a high prestige for its clear and cold spring water. Furthermore, there are also a great many boats available for the tourists around Hunaghuacheng, including rowing and paddling boats.the tourists can rent boat and enjoy the surrounding views in the lake. In addition, the wharf lies very near and the tourists can have a rest or enjoy the views here.
Nowadays, Hunaghuacheng scenic spot has become one of the most attractive destinations among the tourists in Beijing. In the eyes of the tourists, it is no less than a paradise on earth. Over the years, Hunaghuacheng tourist area has played an incomparable role in promoting Beijing Great Wall tours. In future days, it will be getting more and more popular among the tourists from all over the world.

1 Day Badaling Great Wall, Ming Tombs & Olympic Stadium Private Tour

Huanghuacheng Great Wall located a resort where combined with the landscapes of mountains, lakes and the ancient Great Wall around. Visitors could enjoy the beauty of lake view around when visit the Wall. But beside Huanghuacheng, there also have another section that located not far from Beijing, Badaling. Some Badaling Great Wall trip that you could join:

1 Day Private Tour: Badaling Great Wall, Ming Tombs & Olympic Stadium

1 Day Private Tour: Badaling Great Wall, Ming Tombs & Olympic StadiumPrice From: US$ 46( 290 CNY )

Departure: Daily
Tour Duration: about 8 hours
Hiking Area: east Badaling section (4-10 towers)
Cable car: Optional (80 RMB / US$ 14 round way)
Pick-up place and time: Your Downtown Hotel between 7:00am and 8:30am
Finishing place and time: Your Downtown Hotel around 6:00pm
Payment Method: Cash, Credit Cards, Wire, Western Union
Tour Guide Language: English, other language speaking guide (French, Japanese, Spanish etc.) is available, if need, please contact us!
Feature: A short taste of the most famous historical sightseeing in Beijing such as Badaling Great Wall and Ming Tombs with private tour guide and driver! Much flexible with competitive price!

Traveler’s review:

Got up early we began our great wall tour accompanied by our kindly guide. Half day hiking tour at Badaling Great Wall, I wonder how could they build such grand building! Lots of souvenir opportunities at the base, the steps are not evenly set with height, but slow and steady will get you to the top. Though in winter, here still a lot of tourists and the cool winter scenery left me strong power.

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Impressive 3 Days Beijing Package Tour

Huanghuacheng Great Wall is the only one section of the Great Wall flooded into water, and also with beautiful views and less crowded. Would you like to visit the other sections of the Great Wall and the landmarks of Beijing?

3 Day Beijing Tour Package – Bus Tour B (without hotel)

Price From: US$ 80( 512 CNY )

Badaling Great WallDay 1: Beijing (L)
1. Pick you up from your hotel, and then drive to the Ming Tomb to visit Changling for about 1 hour. Before having lunch, you will have 45 minutes for a short visit of Jade Carving Factory. - Ming Tombs: Buried 13 emperors of Ming Dynasty, it is the largest clusters of imperial cemeteries in China.
- Changling: The tomb of Emperor Chengzu and his empress, is the largest and most magnificent one of Ming Tombs.
2. After lunch, drive to the Badaling Great Wall to hike it in 2 hours.
- Badaling Great Wall: The most famous and best-preserved section of the Great Wall.
3. On the way to your hotels, we will drive by “the Bird’s Nest, water cube”- the main Olympic Stadium for the 2008 Olympic Games, you will have a chance to take pictures in coach. After that, you will have a chance to enjoy the Chinese traditional Silk arts. Last, transfer back to your hotel.

Forbidden CityDay 2: Beijing (L)
1. Pick up travelers from hotel, and then driving to visit Tiananmen Square and Forbidden City (including the Exhibition of Treasures).
- Tiananmen Square: The largest public square in the world with a total area of 440,000 square meters.
- Forbidden City: The best preserved imperial palace in China and the largest ancient palatial structure in the world.
2. Drive to the Temple of Heaven. On the way, you will have a chance to visit the Chinese traditional medicine culture.
- Temple of Heaven: The largest existing complex of ancient sacrificial buildings in China.
3. After Chinese lunch (40minutes) in Restaurant. Enjoy a short visit to a pearl free market.
4. Drive to Summer Palace. Visit it for about 1.5 hours. At last, driving the travelers back to guest hotel.
- Summer Palace: The largest and most well-preserved royal park in China, greatly influences Chinese horticulture.

PandaDay 3: Beijing (L)
1. Pick up at your hotel, and then driving to Beijing Zoo to see the lovely Giant Pandas about 40 minutes.
- Beijing Zoo: China’s and World’s largest treasure house of animals and birds, also there are pandas.
2. Then take you to the Lama Temple, 1 hour tour for the mysterious Tibet style Buddhism temple. Before having lunch, you will have 45 minutes to visit the Chinese traditional handicraft silk carpet factory.
- Lama Temple: The largest and most perfectly preserved lamasery of Gelug Sect in present day Beijing.
3. After lunch, then you will be arranged to visit the old Beijing lanes by taking rickshaws. Hutong tour lasts for 2 hours to explore the real life of ordinary people in Beijing.
4. On the way to your hotels, we also arrange the short visit to a China Tea House to enjoy tea ceremony. Transfer back to your hotels.

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2 Days Beijing Great Wall Tour Package

Huanghuacheng Great Wall is one of the most characteristic sections of the Great Wall, really worth to visit. Meanwhile, you can also visit some other sections of the Great Wall to know more about its history and culture.

2 Days Breathtaking Great Wall Tour

Price From: US$ 165( 1,056 CNY )

Badaling Great WallDay 1: Beijing (L, D)
Pick you up from your downtown hotel in Beijing on departure time and drive to the Badaling Great Wall. You are arranged to hike the east section of Badaling Great Wall for 2 hours. After lunch, head to Juyongguan Great Wall and hike up on the west section for 2 hours(No cable car is available at Juyongguan Great Wall). Stay at Juyongguan Hotel for dinner and rest.
- Badaling Great Wall: The most famous and best-preserved section of the Great Wall.
- Juyongguan Great Wall: One of the three greatest passes of Great Wall of China, it has lush flowers and trees around.

Mutianyu Great WallDay 2: Beijing (B, L)
After breakfast at the hotel, take a walk in the inner city of Juyingguan Great Wall. Then head to Mutianyu Great Wall. Enjoy hiking on the wall and appreciate the beautiful mountain scenery for 2-3 hours. After the hike at the wall, you will be arranged to have lunch in a local farmhouse. Then transfer you back to the hotel in Beijing, tour end!
- Mutianyu Great Wall: Originally built during the Northern Qi Dynasty in the mid-sixth century, the most beautiful section.

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Great Wall & Ming Tomb

Great WallHuanghuacheng Great Wall is one of the most characteristic sections of the Great Wall in Beijing, and of course, the other sections of the Great Wall are also attractive. The Great Wall at Badaling is the most famous and bet preserved and maintained section as the first open to public one. Locate at Yanqing County, it is also the closest section from Beijing downtown, equipped with complete facilities and equipments for visitors. And it is not very steep suitable for everyone visiting it. In order to share the passengers of Badaling section, government opened the Mutianyu section to public, it is became the most beautiful section and the essence of the Ming Great Wall. It is the section with less crowds and the first choice for foreign visitors. The Great Wall at Juyongguan owns the grandest pass in the world and the small pass city with steep path, is one of the important passes of the Great Wall. The Jinshanling and Simatai sections are the most original sections with least restorations by human, are the ideal sections to enjoy the most original features of the Great Wall.

Ming TombLocated at Yanqing County, the Ming Tomb is also famous for tourists in Beijing. Ming Tomb, also known as the Thirteen Tombs, is the largest and best preserved cluster of imperial ceremonies, including the tombs of 13 emperors in Ming Dynasty since the third emperor of Ming Dynasty – Zhudi moved capital from Nanjing to Beijing. During these 230 years, this area was built 13 emperors tombs, 7 imperial concubine tombs and 1 eunuch tomb including 13 emperors, 23 empresses, 2 prince, over 30 imperial concubines and 1 eunuch. The building order of Ming Tombs is Chang Ling, Xian Ling, Jing Ling, Yu Ling, Mao Ling, Tai Ling, Kang Ling, Yong Ling, Zhao Ling, Ding Ling, Qing Ling, De Ling, and Si Ling. The opened spots in Ming Tomb are the Changling which is the earliest and biggest one, Dingling which is the only one tomb is allowed to visit its underground palace, Zhaoling which is the tombs with most complete constructions and representation and Sacred Road.

Related Routes:

Mutianyu Great Wall & Ming Tombs Day Tour from US$ 58/pax

Badaling Great Wall, Ming Tombs & Olympic Stadium Day Tour from US$ 46/pax

5 Day Beijing Tour Package A (with hotel) from US$ 335/pax

5 Day Beijing Tour Package – Bus Tour A (with hotel) from US$ 240/pax

Half Day Private Tour to Huanghuacheng Great Wall

Half Day Private Tour: Huanghuacheng Great Wall

Price From: US$ 30( 190 CNY )

Huanghuacheng Great WallDeparture: Daily
Tour Duration: about 5 hours
Cable car: Not available
Pick-up place and time: Your Downtown Hotel about 8:00am
Finishing place and time: Your Downtown Hotel about 13:00pm
Tour Guide Language: English, other language speaking guide (French, Japanese, Spanish etc.) is available, if need, please contact us!
Payment Method: Cash, Credit Cards, Wire, Western Union
Feature: Half day Beijing private tour presents the most beautiful Huanghuacheng Great Wall. The luxury air-conditioned car + private tour guide + Lunch + Round way hotel transfer.

Itinerary of this half day Huanghuacheng Great Wall tour:
1. Pick you up from your hotel at about 8:00am and drive to the Huanghuacheng Great Wall. We will arrival at the great wall at about 10:00am.
- Huanghuacheng Great Wall: It is one of the most ruined sections of the wall in Beijing and the best bet for anyone wanting to go off the beaten track and put their feet on the real unspoilt Great Wall. It has become popular with hikers in recent years.
2. After the 2-3 hiking, enjoy lunch and get back to the hotel in downtown Beijing at about 13:00pm.
Remark: This Huanghuacheng section of Great Wall is an informal section without the administration by the local government. So you have to take responsibility for your own hiking and be careful.

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Special Sections of the Great Wall

Huanghuacheng Great WallBesides the most famous sections of the Great Wall in Beijing, still there are some most characteristic sections which always show you the special appearances of the Great Wall, and you have good chance to visit the unique features obviously.

Badaling Great Wall is the most famous and first opened section of the Great Wall, so its name is familiar to most visitors in the world, but the Mutianyu Great Wall becomes more and more popular in recent years with less crowded, nice and better picturesque views and landscapes. Located at Huairou District, the Great Wall at Mutianyu takes long driving distance from Beijing downtown, but you will enjoy the most beautiful section of the Great Wall and the essence of the Ming Great Wall at same time. Especially the No. 20 watch tower, which is the best place to enjoy the beautiful views on Mutianyu Great Wall.

Huanghuacheng Great Wall is the most rare section of the Great Wall, due to parts of this wall are flooded into water, so it is also known as the Huanghuacheng Water Great Wall, is the only one water views on the Great Wall. Also sits at Huairou District, Huanghuacheng Great Wall welcomes visitors in summer and spring with blossom and green water, especially the quiet environment, is the best place for relaxing. Most tourists choose to book the bike tour to Huanghuacheng Great Wall, which is a healthy and environmental way for travelling. With water, Great Wall, flowers and mountain, Huanghuacheng Great Wall was built to be a scenic spots professionally for vacation and holiday.

Then the Juyongguan Great Wall is the attractive one, as the most grand and magnificent section of the Great Wall, is located 20km from Changping District, 60km from Beijing. It is impregnable pass of defending incursion from of old. During two thousand years, Juyongguan Great Wall leaves valuable cultural heritage for history, and it shows a grand painting for us to know about ancient conditions of politic, economy, culture and art.

Offering various tour routes of sections of the Great Wall, local tour operator manages these trips with complete services and unbeatable price to visitors like the Great Wall very much.

Related Routes:

Half Day Private Mutianyu Great Wall Tour from US$ 25/pax

Huanghuacheng Great Wall Half Day Tour from US$ 30/pax

1 Day Juyongguan Great Wall + Badaling Great Wall Tour from US$ 52/pax

1 Day Mutianyu Great Wall Tour + Badaling Great Wall Travel from US$ 63/pax

Huanghuacheng Great Wall

Huanghuacheng Great WallAre you curious about the Great Wall in water? Today, I will tell you this mysterious place with attractive scenery. If you have a Huanghuacheng Great Wall Half Day Tour, you will know what I will say to you. You are right, and it is Huanghuacheng Great Wall, is located at the Jiuduhe Town in Huairou District, is 65 kilometers from Beijing downtown and 35 kilometers from Huairou center.

Huanghuacheng Water Great Wall is ideal place for travel and leisure, focuses on mountain, river and old Great Wall. Different with other sections of the Great Wall, Huanghuacheng owns its small scenic spots with mountain, water, flowers, etc. The Great Wall at Huanghuacheng was built in Yongle Emperor of Ming Dynasty with 600 years history. After capital was built in Beijing by Mingcheng Emperor, and tomb was built in north of Huanghua Town, the Great Wall is not only guarded the north gate of Beijing, also protected the Ming Tombs. Huanghuacheng Great Wall is the essence of Ming Great Wall with stone structure. Huanghuacheng Water Great Wall is shaped by the river dam result in the water level higher, so the low Great Wall was flood in the water. This is unique scenery in Huanghuacheng Great Wall Scenic Spot. Huanghuacheng Great Wall is the only one Great Wall has three sections in water in China. If you have enough power, you can also enjoy these beautiful sceneries by bike, just need to book the 1 Day Tout: Great Wall Bike Tour.

No matter which season, Huanghuacheng is also beautiful as well as Mutianyu Great Wall. Refer to Mutianyu Great Wall, it is also sits in Huairou District and close to Huanghuacheng. Mutianyu Great Wall is famous for its most beautiful views and less crowded. It is the essence of Ming Great Wall, is the first choice for most foreign travelers. The up and down terrain and steep stairs all attract tourists to visit and conquer it, but most tourists to Mutianyu Great Wall are conquered by its charm and pretty. Booking a Mutianyu Great Wall with Airport Transfer Service, you can visit this famous Great Wall during your layover time in Beijing.

No matter Huanghuacheng or Mutianyu, they are the fruit of talent and sweat from ancient Chinese people. we just have chance to admire and respect them now by hiking them.

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