How to Get to Xiangshuihu Great Wall from Beijing Downtown

Where is Xiangshuihu Great Wall ?

Address: Bohai Town, West of Mutian Yu Great Wall, Huairou District, Beijing 101405, China

Beijing Huairou Xiangshui Lake Great Wall Natural Scenic Area is located in the west of Mutianyu, belonging to the Great Wall of the Ming Dynasty, about 78 kilometers from Beijing and 28 kilometers from Huairou County. Beijing Xiangshuihu Great Wall is about 85 km from downtown Beijing.

Because of the primordial appearance, it attracts a lot of foreign hikers. Xiangshuihu Lake Scenic Area is a scenic spot which combines Great Wall, ancient cave, streams, living ponds, waterfalls etc. This passage will show you how to get to Xiangshuihu Great Wall from downtown Beijing. Travelers usually go to Xiangshuihu Great Wall by two ways: by car or by bus.  

By Metro

There is no direct metro get to the scenic area. You have to take metro first and then transfer buses, with the whole journey over 4 hours. Take metro line 1 at Wangfujing Station(王府井站) and get off at Jianguomen Station(建国门站). Then you need to inter-transfer metro line 2 and get off at Dongzhimen Station(东直门站). After walk out of the metro station, you can take bus No.916 to Huairou beidajie stop(怀柔北大街站) and transfer bus h34 to huairou zhuanghu stop(怀柔庄户站).

By Bus

You can reach the destination by bus that is cheap but time-consuming. Take Bus No. 916 from Dongzhimen Bus Station(东直门汽车站) and get off at Huairou North Street Station(怀柔北大街站), then take the bus No. h34 or h07 to Zhuanghu(怀柔庄户站) or Dongtai on the other side of the road and get off at Xiangshuihu Station. The No. 916 bus leaving for Huairou from Dongzhimeng departs from 6:30 am to 7:30 pm. The whole journey takes about 3 hours. 

By Taxi

It’s would be easier to take taxi reach the Xiangshuihu Great Wall. You can get there faster by going on the Jingcheng Expressway, get off at No.14 gate to Huairou District, then drive on Mutianyu Round Island, 8 kilometers west to the destination. The taxi fare is about 300 RMB for one way.

By Car Rental

Also, you can book private car service from a local travel agency. It often offers a car with an experienced driver and a tour guide. Although it is a little expensive, the trip would be comfortable and flexible. You don’t have to worry about the other things.

Travel Tips

Opening time: 07:00~17:00

Ticket fare: 32 RMB

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