Jiankou Great Wall Maps 2021: Location, Transportation, Tourist
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 (1348-1644AD), with serious natural weathering and no artificial renovation since then, and Mutianyu Great Wall is only 10km to the east.
To help you plan your Jiankou Great Wall Trip, the following maps, including Jiankou Location Map, Jiankou Transportation Map, Jiankou Tourist Map and Jiankou to Mutianyu Map, are provided for your reference.
Jiankou Great Wall Location Maps
Situated in the northeast of the suburb of Beijing, Badaohe, Bohai County, Huairou District, Beijing (北京市区怀柔县渤海镇八道河乡), Jiankou Great Wall connects Mutianyu Great Wall in the west. It is about 72km to Tiananmen Square, 74km to Badaling Great Wall, 75km to Summer Palace, 72km to the Forbidden City, 30km to Huanghuacheng Great Wall.
Jiankou Great Wall Transportation Map
There are usually 2 ways to get to Jiankou Great Wall from Beijing downtown.
Option 1: By car - recommended, about 2 hours
Many taxi drivers are not willing to take you to Jiankou , 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
Option 2: By bus - recommended, 2.5-3 hours
There is not any direct tourist bus from Downtown Beijing to Jiankou. You can take a city bus 916 or 916 express (快916) at Dongzhimen Wai Bus Stop (东直门外站), and get off at Huairou North Rd (Pinyin: Huairou Beidajie 怀柔北大街), then transfer to Bus 25 at Yujiayuan (Pinyin: Yujiayuan Yiqu 于家园一区), and finally reach Jiankou Great Wall at West Xishanzi Stop (Pinyin: Xishanzi Xi 西栅子西).
Mutianyu to Jiankou Transportation Map
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
Jiankou Great Wall Tourist Map
Stretching over 20km, located to the west of Mutianyu, Jiankou is one of the best representative sections of the wild great wall. It's very steep with watchtowers scattered along the mountain ridges. You are recommended to visit from Xishanzi to the North Tower and hike all the way to the Nine-window Tower, and it is a section where you can encounter most of the ancient towers and bricks in Jiankou section.
How to Plan a Great Wall Hiking Tour
Jiankou Great Wall, is primitive and wild, with steep terrains and leafy vegetation. One or two days are enough to fully explore Jiankou Great Wall, and the neighboring Mutianyu Great Wall, It is recommended to start your trip early to avoid the traffic jam and crowds.
Besides Jiankou Great Wall, there are many other great walls offering you the same marvellous views, including Simatai Great Wall, Badaling Great Wall and Huanghuacheng 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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