Great Wall at Huangyaguan Tours

Huangyaguan translates to "Yellow Cliff Pass," an apt description for this off-the-beaten-path, yet fully restored, portion of the Great Wall of China. Its distance from Beijing—about a three-hour drive to the east—means its often quieter than other sections while still providing spectacular views. The entire section is built into a mountain ridge, and travelers will find an array of watch towers, emplacements, barracks and other military defense features while hiking along the wall.

Most tours visiting Huangyaguan depart from Beijing or Tianjin and last anywhere between seven and 10 hours. Travelers can walk or hike along the wall with a guide to the giant statue of General Qi Jiguan, passing sights such as the Heavenly Ladder and the Widow Tower along the way. Some tours hike the full distance between the two entrances (about 1.5 miles), while those that are light on hiking often also include a trip to the nearby Eastern Qing Tombs.

Insider's Tip: If you're lucky enough to visit at sunset, you'll see that the cliffs to the east of Huangyaguan almost seem to glow.

Practical Info

While the hike between the two entrances can take one to two hours, it's best to leave yourself an additional hour or so to explore various points of interest within the pass. Visitors should be aware that there are a large number of steep steps to climb when exploring this section of the Great Wall.

Did You Know? Runners converge on the Great Wall at Huangyaguan each May to run the Great Wall Marathon.
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Address: Jinwei Hwy, Jixian, Tianjin, China, China
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Tianjin Port Arrival Transfer to Beijing including Mutianyu Great Wall Sightseeing

Book this transfer for a fast and hassle-free journey from your cruise in Tianjin and transfer to visit the Mutianyu Great Wall before you are dropped off at your hotel in Beijing or Beijing International Airport.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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All Inclusive Private Hiking Day Tour at Huangyaguan Great Wall and Qing Tombs

Getting to off-the-path attractions in China independently is almost impossible if you don’t speak Chinese. History lovers can let their guide take the strain on this private day hike on the Huangyaguan Great Wall. Stroll this restored but less-visited stretch of the wall, enjoy a country-style lunch, then learn about China’s imperial past at the Western Qing Tombs. Naturally, tour includes round-trip door-to-door transportation.
  • Duration: 9 hours
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  • Duration: 9 hours
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Classic Private 2-Day Shore Excursion Tour Package to Beijing from Tianjin Port

This private Beijing tour takes off from either Beijing or the Tianjin Port, depending on your preferences, and packs in a bunch of top city attractions. See Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City, the Temple of Heaven, and the Great Wall at Mutianyu. This 2-day guided tour includes transport by a private vehicle and lunch each day.
  • Duration: 2 days
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USD198.00
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Huangyaguan Great wall and East Qing Tombs All Inclusive Private Excursion Tour

Enjoy a private day trip to Huangyaguan Great Wall and Qing east tombs. The Huangyaguan first time was built in 566,Beiqi Dynasty,and rebuilt again in the Ming Dynasty.This section of the Great Wall winds on high mountains and lofty hills. The Eastern Royal Tombs of the Qing Dynasty(1644-1911) are the largest and best preserved extant tomb complexes for royal families in China, and also the most important tombs for emperors and their women in the last dynasty.
  • Duration: 9 to 10 hours
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  • Duration: 9 to 10 hours
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Private Full-day Huangyaguan Great Wall and Eastern Qing Tombs from Beijing

The Great Wall of China is one of the world’s most famous landmarks, but most visitors only see the Mutianyu or Jinshanling sections. This private full-day tour from Beijing escapes the crowds to explore the little-visited section at Huangyaguan Pass, as well as the fascinating Eastern Qing Tombs. Hotel pickup, lunch, and entrance fees are included.
  • Duration: 10 hours
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