Monday, February 22, 2016

Four-day Great Wall Trekking & Hiking: Route 4C: Beijing-Old Dragon’s Head-Shanhaiguan-Jiaoshan-Sandaoguan-Dongjiakou-Chengzhiyu-Xiaohekou-Baiyangyu Marble Wall

We'll first set out to Qinhuangdao, a pleasant beach area, where you will get to explore Shanhaiguan, which is known as the “First Pass of the World”. During your hike you will pass over into Old Dragon's Head, which is the eastern-most point of the Great Wall, lying just off the Bohai Sea. The next day we'll proceed to the Great Wall at Jiaoshan, which is divided into restored and unrestored sections, and you'll experience both on your walk, allowing you to compare and contrast the two styles. We'll eventually cross over onto the Sandaoguan Great Wall, where some of the wall was built on cliffs at an angle of 90 degrees! Our next hike will start at Dongjiakou, a section of wall more than 600 years old and which features the Cihou Tower- a solid command post with no roof, giving the defenders a 360-degree-view of the whole area. Your last day will conclude with the classic walk at Baiyangyu featuring Great Wall built with marble. 

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