QingMing Holiday, Easy Hike: Huanghuacheng Great Wall

The Huanghuacheng section of the Great Wall is located in Huairou District, about 60 kilometers (37.3 miles) from Beijing. It was so named for the abundant yellow flowers (in Chinese: Huang Hua) that bloom in midsummer. It is also known as the Great Wall under the Water, because three separate sections of the wall are submerged in the Xishuiyu Reservoir. It is famous for its harmonious mixture of the splendid wall, an awesome mountain and a great wide swath of water. This resort attracts the discerning visitor who wants to gad around off the beaten track.

It is a 7KM walk with 500M Vertical distance, we will be going there at 8:30 and back around 15:00

More Info:

http://history.cultural-china.com/en/52History8363.html

http://bbs.lvye.cn/thread-348492-1-1.html

http://www.huanghuacheng.com/english/index.asp

 

Transportations:

Bus: 

Route one: Take Bus 916 at Dongzhimen to Huairou “local taxation bureau” (11 yuan for air-conditioning bus and six yuan for ordinary bus), then go straight for 50 meters(across light)? transfer to “Huairou-Lakeside Great Wall (Xishuiyu)” Bus (fare: 3yuan)


Route two: Take “Changping-Jiuduhe” Bus at Changping Coach Bus Station or Changping Changling Crossing to the Jiuduhe Filling Station (fare: five yuan), then transfer to “Huairou-Lakeside Great Wall (Xishuiyu)” Bus (blue minibus) (fare 2.5 yuan)

Car:

Route one: Beijing-Chengde Highway --- Get off the Highway at Beitai Road (12th Outlet), turn left at the third traffic light, head toward Jiuduhe and follow the road signs on the way.

Route two: Litang Road --- Asian Games Village, Lishui Bridge, Daliushu Traffic Island, then drive toward Shangzhuang of Changping until arriving at Xingshou Town, and then toward Jiuduhe. From the Jiuduhe Filling Station, follow the road signs.

Route three: Badaling Highway --- Drive onto the Badaling Highway at Madian Bridge, get off at Changping “Xiguan Traffic Island” and drive toward the Thirteen Imperial Mausoleums, turn right at Changling Crossing and head toward Jiuduhe (Heishan Stockaded Village), go straight ahead until arriving at a T-crossing, turn left here, get to the Jiuduhe Filling Station, then follow the road signs.

Route four: Jingshun Road --- Jingmi Road, Huairou Temple Town, then head westward to Shichang Traffic Island [or drive westward from Yingbing Traffic Island of Huairou District to Shichang Traffic Island], keep driving westward for 35 kilometers by following the road signs, pass Qiaozi, Qizhuang, Yiduhe, Huangkan, Jiuduhe, and then follow the road signs.

I'm leaving from Guomao World Center Office at 8:30, can take 2-3 more people if you need a lift.

Meeting Point

9:30 at Lakeside Great Wall (Xishuiyu) bus Station and start climbing from 9:45

 

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  • A former member
    A former member

    exciting!

    April 4, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks Jia, more.. sure.. haha.. this is the #101 thing i must do before i go see old mighty.. haha

    April 4, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    hmm.. Sp.. you trust the memory of an OLD man? i am a blind follower.. hahaha

    April 4, 2012

  • RSP

    @David, cld u remember the trail? org one for us sometime in d future? :)

    April 4, 2012

  • Yingchen

    fantasic hiking and jolly dinner! only thing is that I start to feel my legs back after a day rest at home...:P

    April 3, 2012

  • Shlomo F.

    Jia, Thank you for arranging this cool hike! We would for sure try and join the rest.
    for everybody else, it was great meeting you all. I hope next time, we will be able to be acive in a conversation in Chinese :)

    April 3, 2012

  • Jia

    Thanks David, great fun to know you, have a good trip back to sg and come back more :)

    April 3, 2012

  • Jia

    We had 14 hikers on the day, it was a great team, lots of laughers and helping out each other as this part of the wall is not maintained. See pics!!

    April 3, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    nice route.. first time stepped on the ruined part of the greatwall.. haha and the companies are interesting and friendly.. very open to a stanger from overseas..great and responsible leader,.. thanks Jia.. keep up the good work..

    April 3, 2012

  • wenxi

    No worries, see you guys next time and having fun ^_^

    April 2, 2012

  • Jia

    Sorry wenxi just saw ur MSG, we do have spot but guess its abit late now...

    April 2, 2012

  • wenxi

    Any space left?

    April 1, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    thk Jia.. thks for the msg today.. now i got into hotel across guomao junction... wil see u tmr.. hv a nice evening

    April 1, 2012

  • Ken C.

    Jia, your organisation skill is commendable. I will remember to pack my special hiking boots next time I return to Beijing.
    Enjoy the trip everyone! Hike Safely.

    April 1, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi everyone. Looking forward to the hike tomorrow. Jia, I took down your number. My number is 18810563896. Hopefully see you at the Lakeside Great Wall bus station tomorrow at 9:30 :) Jess

    April 1, 2012

  • Jia

    Just checked with some friends, it might be better to hire a mini-bus and we all go and come back together. Therefore i've hired a mini-bus (Benz MB[masked] seats), the cost is about[masked] Yuan per person, i have 9 people confirmed so far. If you are not driving and would like to join the mini-bus, please meet us at GuoMao World Center Office 2 Lobby at 8:30 tomorrow morning.

    April 1, 2012

  • Jia

    Leon, yes, next time.
    Ken, nps, hope you'll get well soon

    April 1, 2012

  • Ken C.

    Sorry, I just got back to Beijing and caught this 'terrible cold'. Next time perhaps.. Enjoy the Hike..

    April 1, 2012

  • Leon Z.

    well, guess we could not do this one since we will be a running trainning session on monday. Hopefully can join your guys next time.

    March 31, 2012

  • Jia

    Shlomo, sorry I dont have any space in the car:( remember to take the 916 express one which will have less stops and go directly via motorway. Let me know if you need any help, also plz text me ur mobile number just in case.

    March 30, 2012

  • Shlomo F.

    Me and my wife are joining you. Just discovered I'm NOT working on Monday!
    Jia, if you have 2 spots we will be happy to join. We are leaving from Wangjing, so if anyone want to take the bus together, that would be nice too. See ya all there!
    Shlomo & Michal

    March 30, 2012

  • Jia

    Hi Yingchen, yes, i have one spot left, you can meet me at GuoMao World center office 2 lobby on Monday 8:30. My mobile number is[masked]

    March 30, 2012

  • Yingchen

    Can I hv a lift? Thx

    March 30, 2012

  • Jia

    Hi Folks, I'm leaving from Guomao World Center Office 2 at 8:30, can take 2-3 more people if you need a lift.

    March 30, 2012

  • Jia

    Sophia, nps, u can actually suggest a meetup hike next time

    March 29, 2012

  • Jia

    Heys & Ali, nps, next time

    March 29, 2012

  • Jia

    Hi FengPing,

    Will post the transportation details later today, we can either take the bus or self-driving.

    March 29, 2012

  • Laura­ removed the location. It was Huanghuacheng­

    March 29, 2012

  • Sophia

    Cannot attend the first hike after joining the Meetup, too bad. Promised a friend to join another route in YangTai Shan on the day. A tough one I heard. Sneaking around to ask, anyone likes to join, welcome :D

    March 29, 2012

  • Feng P.

    I'm interested. How do we get there?

    March 29, 2012

  • Jia

    Huanghuacheng Great Wall is an easier route than Simatai Great wall, which i think it's under maintenance anyway.

    March 29, 2012

  • Jia

    Sorry folks, been away, Saturday is a working day so i'm changing the date to next Monday which is the first day of QIngming holiday.

    March 29, 2012

  • Yingchen

    This Sat. is working day... any hiking plan in Qingming holiday?

    March 28, 2012

  • Heys W.

    Unfortunately, I don't think I can make this one either as I have to write an essay for my MA. Will try to get a lot done tomorrow, but not optimistic...

    March 22, 2012

  • Ali

    Dear Friends,
    Unfortunately I wont be able to attend the meeting this time - although i really would love to - due to my business trip for the first two weeks of april.
    I am looking forward to meet you in the earliest opportunity,
    Ali

    March 18, 2012

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