The Great Wall at Longquanyu

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The Great Wall at Longquanyu, China

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Hard to reach but definitely worth going. Mar 10, 2015
This is definitely a must thing to do if you like hiking and if you like unrestored Great Wall section in China.

I went to this section of the Great Wall with Beijing Hikers, it is a tough hike around 11km long up and down the hills. We start from the village where we have a chance to say hello to naturally smiley villagers then we took a semi-secret trail that leads from the orchards at the back of the village up to a recently restored section of Great Wall.

The wall follows the ridgeline, allowing views of mountains on one side, and the Longquanyu Water Canyon on the other. While walking along the wall, we came to a special spot where the wall meets a cliff that forms a natural barrier. We took a hillside detour, walking through chestnut orchards to get back on to our second section of wall for the day.

This second section of wall starts off ‘wild’ and unrestored, not to mention steep! We were following it to another restored stretch which dips down steeply into another valley, forested and leafy with a trickle of water running through it.

This section is quite steep in some section so please be prepared.
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