How to Get to Jiankou Great Wall | Mutianyu to Jiankou 2022
Situated in the northeast of the suburb of Beijing, 77km to the city center, Jiankou Great Wall is 1141 meters above sea level, about 30 kilometers away from Huairou District. Jiankou, in Chinese, refers to arrow nock, and the W-shaped Great Wall is named for its similar figure of an arrow. It is one of the most steep, wild and dangerous sections of the Great Wall built in the Ming Dynasty, with serious natural weathering and no artificial renovation since then, and Mutianyu Great Wall is only 44km to the east. Tourists can visit the two sections within one day to enjoy the magnificent view by a memorable hiking tour.
Location: Badaohe, Bohai County, Huairou District, Beijing 北京市区怀柔县渤海镇八道河乡
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Taking a bus is the only way to Jiankou Great Wall by public transportation. It is extremely busy during holidays and weekend, and you may encounter traffic jams and language barriers and multiple complicate transfers. China Discovery offers private car service for every customer visiting Beijing. Our skilled driver and experienced guide will pick you up wherever you are in Beijing including the airport, train stations, and busy scenic areas, etc. It's time-saving and much more safe and you will be escorted all the way to Badaling Great Wall with comfortable travelling experience and professional travelling guidance.>Contact Us Now
Bus to Jiankou Great Wall from Beijing
There is not any tourist bus or train to Jiankou Great Wall, and it is far beyond the serving distance for a taxi driver from Beijing downtown. If you would like to explore Jiankou Great Wall without booking a private car or chartering a mini bus (1h 40min by car), the followings are detailed bus route from Beijing downtown to Jiankou via Huairou by bus.
Beijing to Huairou
There is no direct tourist bus or train to Jiankou Great Wall. You can take a city bus 916 or 916 express (快916) at Dongzhimen Wai Bus Station (东直门外站), and the later one runs on the highway, so it is much faster than the normal bus. After getting on the bus 916 or 916 express, you will pass over 10 stops and finally get off at Huairou North Rd (Pinyin: Huairou Beidajie 怀柔北大街).
Huairou to Jiankou
After reach Huairou North Rd, you need walk straight along it for about 700meters to the east and go across Yinbing Rd (Pinyin: Yinbing Lu 迎宾路) until a middle school, then you will see the bus stop, the first area of Yujiayuan (Pinyin: Yujiayuan Yiqu 于家园一区) where is the departure stop for Bus H25. To get to Jiankou Great Wall from Huairou, the only accessible way is taking bus H25 and get off at West Xizhazi Stop (Pinyin: Xizhazi Xi 西栅子西). Please notice that Bus H25 only is not a frequent bus and it only departs twice a day: 11:30am & 16:30pm, and there will be over 20 stops to get to West Xishanzi Stop.
How to get to Dongzhimen Wai Bus Station from Beijing: Dongzhimen Wai Bus Station is located to the Metro Line 2 Dongzhimen Stop, Exit B and you need walk around 5 to 10 mins to get to the corner of Xiang He Yuan S Street (香河园南街) and Dongzhimen Wai Xie Jie (东直门外斜街), and Bus stop is outdoor there.
Mutianyu to Jiankou
You are not recommended to hike independently from Mutianyu to Jiankou the safety reasons. To connect the both of the great walls, China Discovery offers professional travel guidance from Mutianyu to Jiankou. The duration to take a hike is around 4 hours and you will stroll over multiple watchtowers and trek ups and downs along the mountain ridges. Besides hiking , you can also take a bus/private car to get from one great wall to the other. The whole duration will be around an hour by car and 2 hours by bus. >>Contact us now
How to get to Jiankou from Mutianyu by bus: Walk to Mutianyu Roundabout Stop (Pinyin: Mutianyuhuandao 慕田峪环岛) near the entrance and take bus H35, H24, H23, or H36 there to West Xishanzi Stop (Pinyin: Xishanzi Xi 西栅子西) at Huairou, and then take Bus H25 to Jiankou, but those buses from Mutianyu Roundabout only leave at 7:20am or 17:05pm, twice a day.
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Besides Jiankou Great Wall, there are many other great walls offering you the same marvellous views, including Jinshanling Great Wall, Badaling Great Wall and Simatai Great Wall. Trekking on steep mountain ridge of Jiankou Great and the near section of the better preserved Mutianyu Great Wall, exploring the wild and ancient Jingshanling Great Wall and the neighboring Simatai Great Wall, admiring the famous and renovated Badaling Great Wall, you can encounter different sparking sides of each section and commemorate the man-made wonder of the ancient Chinese people. China Discovery offers you tailor-made tour service, and you can fully experience all the famous great walls in 2 days. If you have more time, it's also recommended to explore other attractions in Beijing, such as the Forbidden City, Summer Palace, the Temple of Heaven, and More!
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