I was invited to join a trip to the Great Wall from one of my classmates. He was organising a visit to Huanghuacheng Great wall.
Although Huanghuacheng Great Wall is less famous than either Badaling or Mutianyu, it holds its own charm, surrounded by clear lake and lush plants. It is the only section in Beijing that was built through a lake. The whole section is defined in three segments by water. It represents the essence of the Great Wall built in the Ming Dynasty. It blends frontier fortress scenes in with nature’s landscapes. Climbing here is not that hard and is therefore suitable for people of all ages. 70 kilometres away from Beijing city, it is easily accessible.
When summer arrives in full bloom, the entire village below is awashed in a sea of yellow wild flowers (‘yellow flower’ is “huanghua” in Chinese). So the village name is Huanghuacheng (Huanghua City in English), and that is why this section of the Great Wall is named like that.
We took off early in the morning on the 26th of March. It took us around two and a half hours to get to that part of the Great Wall. At that time it was around 11 o’clock so we decided to eat lunch first and then go climbing.
The admission fee was 45 yuan for adults, however, if you have a student card it is half the price. It is open from 8:30 to 17:00 o’clock.
This is the entrance:
Spring was coming, so there were blossoming trees everywhere!
This character is Ming 明, as in Ming dynasty:
This is the Submerged Great Wall:
We took a small boat to return to the entrance and it was great!
This concludes my trip to this part of the Great Wall. I highly recommend visiting, because there are almost no people, it is very peaceful and beautiful, so it is definitely worth! =)