The Huangyaguan Section of the Great Wall

Huangya, means "yellow cliff". The pass takes this name from the yellowish hills and rocks nearby. Originally built in Tianbao 7th of Beiqi (557 A D), the Huangyanguan was repaired for the first time in Ming Dynasty with bricks and for the second time in 1985. In 1986 it was listed as a key relics protection target of Tianjin city.

Now it is also chosen as a patriotic education and national defense education base of Tianjin. Besides, starting form 1999, there is going to be a special tourism activity there-International Field Marathon.With various forms of water towers presented along the walls, and the largest tower of the Great Wall "PhoenixTower" and the most unique "BaguaguanCastle", Huangyaguan Great Wall is like a library of the Great Wall. By now 3025 meters of the Huangyaguan Great Wall, 20 water towers and a water pass have been repaired. This section has several featues:

Strong: With its walls and towers built on mountain ridge with an average altitude of 738 meters, the Huangyaguan is really overwhelming. To the east there is the cliff, and the west, crags. It winds its way across mountains like a dragon. Guarding a stronghold, it has been the north entrance of Jinxian.

Dangerous: On the mountains with peaks rising one higher than another, the Great wall jumps its way up and down as a linkage between the cliff and crags. Since the mountain is sloppy, the steps are very high. In some sections, it looks like that the wall is running straight up or down. When you look down, you will feel dizzy at the sight.

Beautiful: On Huangyaguan, you will be able to enjoy both mountain scenery and waterfalls and springs.

Ancient: With a history of over 1400 years, the ancient walls was first build in Beiqi, and reserved well until today. In Ming Dynasty, it was added with walls made of bricks.

How to get there: There are tourist bus available every weekend at the northeast bus station of Tianjin and there are also buses available from the Tianjin Railway Station, but fewer.

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The Great Wall Marathon

The Great Wall Marathon has been held at the Huangyaguan Section of the Great Wall on the third Saturday of every May since 1999. Chairman Mao once said, "He who has not climbed the Great Wall is not a true man." The Great Wall Marathon ingeniously combines marathon, a sport event with a long history and the ancient Great Wall, one of the world’s most astonishing sights. Read More about the Great Wall Marathon

Questions and Answers About The Huangyaguan Section of the Great Wall

zul 2012-03-03
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Hi...i hv a Question.i,m still confuse about the nearest town to reach Great Wall? is it Beijing or tianjin or others? TQ
It is Beijing. Lynn Ye replied on 2012-03-09
guest 2010-08-17
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how far from tianjin to beijing?
Tianjin is about 120 kilometers from Beijing. Transportation is very convenient with frequent buses and trains. If you take trains with initial letter C, it will take only half an hour. Other trains take one and a half hours, but cheaper. Buses are also many, and you can go to the long distance bus stations and several other long distance bus stations in Tianjin to take the bus. Bus ride takes about 2 hours. It is possible to meet traffic jam if you take the bus, so I would recommend that you take the train, which is convenient, fast and comfortable. If you have further inquiries or need tour services in China, feel free to send us your inquiry to service@chinahighlights.com, our professional travel advisors will reply to you within 24 hours. Mia Yang replied on 2010-08-18
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