Hike the Great Wall at Gubeikou (Panlongshan Section)
You will follow your guide and start your hiking experience from the entrance of Coiling Dragon Mountain Scenic Area. It takes about 30 minutes walking on trail to reach the Wall and then another 1 hour to break at 24-eye-tower, the highest point and the picturesque spot where you could have a panoramic view of both Coiling Dragon & Tiger Mountains. 24-Eye Tower had 24 observation windows, six on each side, which was rarely seen at other sections. But only the west and south walls remain.
We will not continue to walk east as it's a part of non-tourist area within the military zone. Then we take a return way and pass by the starting point and keep going to the west. If you feel that the hike is a little more difficult than you expected, we can certainly make more rest stops along the way, especially during hot summer weather. We will pass through several towers that offer shade; some even have a small temple on the top that you can check out if you have energy.
Hike along the wall
A short break at the Watchtower
Ultimately arriving at the Ancient Royal Road (古御道), end at the Gubeikou Town. It is a very narrow passageway at the east side of Yanglinggong Temple. In history, the way the emperor often walks or paved the way for the emperor, called the Royal Road. Also, the Ancient Royal Road was the only way for the north-south contacts.
You'll be a part of a small group with maximum 6 people
A girl dancing on the Great Wall