♦ Summary of This Tour
Huanghuacheng Great Wall is charactered by its special location. It was built on the water, thus it also called Huanghuacheng Water Great Wall. The Huanghuacheng section of the Great Wall is named for the sea of yellow flowers that bloom in the summer - "huang hua” in Chinese means “yellow flower”. If you want to see a “special” part of the Wall with your family or friends, this is it!
♦ Features of Huanghuacheng Great Wall
Huanghuacheng Great Wall
► Moderate for all ages hikers
► Suitable for whole family
► Easy to begin from Beijing
♦ Hiking Information
Good time to visit:
A hiking day tour to Huanghuacheng Great Wall
will begin from your hotel in Beijing. After breakfast in the hotel, you will be transferred to the Huanghuacheng Great Wall directly. With short visit to the dam on the Huanghuacheng Reservoir
, and then,your hiking route begins.
Huanghuacheng Great Wall
The hiking direction is from Huanghuacheng to Xishuiyu
. Just remember a sentence ”the amazing scene always could not be caught by every one”. So the steep climbing way will lead brave men to a fantastic place. There is a good trail alongside the Wall, and it only takes about half an hour to get to the watch tower on the cliff. Here is a great place from which to take photos, one of which must be of the moon-shaped reservoir far below. Then, after another half-an-hour hiking, we will reach the highest point in this area. From this vantage point you will have a nice sunny panoramic view of the whole wide valley, stretching even further toward the west.
From this summit the Wall dives steeply downwards into the valley. The Gate is located at the bottom, a opening in the wall which connects the Zhuangdaokou village on the inside, with the still-well-preserved Yaoziyu Castle, built in the Ming Dynasty, on the outside. Over the top of the passageway is another watch tower where we will rest a short while before continuing on. On the inside of the gate you will notice three large characters carved in the stone, indicating the name of the village – ZhuangDaoKou. On the outside is written the name of the passageway - “ZhenNu Pass” - meaning “Defeat to Invaders”, a warning to potential attackers in ancient times.
From the valley we will hike westward again, climbing upwards along the broken Wall to our lunch spot, a tall cliff overlooking Xishuiyu Lake. From here, the view is amazing! You can see the broken Wall running directly into the lake, and beyond it, the endless mountain range. Unfortunately, from here on, the Wall is really too broken to traverse safely, so we will instead follow a pleasant mountain trail downwards into Xishuiyu Village, where our driver will be waiting to take us back to Beijing