Huanghuacheng Great Wall Maps 2024: Location, Transportation, Tourist & Hiking

Huanghuacheng is a scenic area including mountains, lakes and the ancient Great Wall. There are very few people to be found here, but it is becoming popular with hikers.There is a lake and a crescent shaped reservoir nearby. And the lake breaks this section of the Great Wall into three segments naturally. Part of the wall is under water and becomes submerged at high tide.The scenery there is quite stunning.

To help you plan your Huanghuacheng Great Wall Trip, the following maps, including Huanghuacheng Location Map, Huanghuacheng Transportation Map, Huanghuacheng Tourist Map, are provided for your reference.

Huanghuacheng Great Wall Location Maps

Located in Xishuiyu, Duhe County, Huairou District, Beijing (北京市怀柔区九渡河镇西水峪村), Huanghuacheng Great Wall is next to the Jiankou Great Wall in the east and Juyong Pass in the west.,it is adjacent to Huairou District, Beijing, in the north. It is about 80km to Tiananmen Square, 63km to Badaling Great Wall, 68km to Summer Palace, 26km to Mutianyu Great Wall.

Huanghuacheng Great Wall Transportation Map

There are usually 2 ways to get to Huanghuacheng Great Wall from Beijing downtown.

By car (Option 1) - recommended, about 2 hours

Many taxi drivers are not willing to take you to Huanghuacheng, since it is too far. If you want to save the transportation troubles, you can choose the private car service provided by China Discovery. We will pick you up from your hotel and send you to the great wall safely with comfortable vehicles, skilled drivers, and professional guides. >Contact us now

By Bus (Option 2 & 3) - recommended, 2.5-3.5 hours

There are two bus choices. The first one: Huanghuacheng Tourist Bus. You can get on the bus at 8:30 am at Dongzhimen Transportation Hub Station and get off at Huanghuacheng Great Wall Parking Lot. The direct tourist bus from downtown Beijing to Huanghuacheng only departs time a day. Since the tourist bus only serves during the peak season (April to October). Apart from it, you can choose to take bus 916 or 916快 (Pinyin: JiuyiaoLiu Kuai, 916 express)to Huairou and take tourist bus from Huairou to Huanghuacheng, or transfer at Nanhua Avenue (Pinyin: Nanhua Dajie, 南华大街) to bus 21 to get there .

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Huanghuacheng Great Wall Tourist Map

There are two gates located in the east of the Great Wall, and 3 piers lying around the dam and the bridge. The Great Wall entrances are in the western section with the chestnut garden facing with the submerged sections. Visiting Huanghuacheng Great Wall, you can enjoy both the mountainous scenery and the rippling lake and ponds.

Huanghuacheng Great Wall Hiking Map

Generally, the hike is not very challenging in Huanghuacheng Great Wall, not as Jiankou, but the view is different, thanks to the beautiful water reservoir. Also, there're only a few tourists on this section of the Wall. It is a lovely place to avoid the crowd.

There are 3 recommended visiting routes:

The first one (blue) starts at the west gate and stretches all the way to the pier, across the bridge, and the whole route is about 1.1km and can be finished within half an hour; The second one (green) is to hike along the trails on the mountains embracing the Haoming Lake, and it is the longest route, which takes around 40min; The third route (orange) is to travel the great wall by water from the pier near the dam to the pier around the bridge, which is a featured activity that you can only do in Huanghuacheng Great Wall; The last route (red) is from the central pier to the Heilong Pond, and you can visit the chestnut garden and multiple beautiful ponds.

How to Plan a Great Wall Hiking Tour

Huanghuacheng Great Wall, nicknamed "Water Great Wall", is the only Great Wall section next to a lake. One day is enough to fully explore Huanghuacheng Great Wall. It is recommended to start your trip early to avoid the traffic jam and crowds.

Besides Huanghuacheng Great Wall, there are many other great walls offering you the same marvellous views, including Simatai Great Wall, Badaling Great Wall and Jiankou Great Wall. Exploring the neighboring Jinshanling Great Wall, trekking on steep mountain ridge of Simatai Great Wall and the near section of the better preserved Mutianyu 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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