Meet at the China Culture Center to board the coach.
Contact: 86-10-6432-9341 (Monday-Friday, 9am-6pm); 86-10-6432-1041 (after hours, rerouted to mobile phone) Both tourists and expatriates are welcome to join. Registration is essential, no walk-ins.
Insurance: We suggest you to purchase local travel insurance for this tour if you have no insurance while in China. Please let us know your personal details (full name, passport number and date of birth) 48 hours prior to the tour departure if you are interested. Should you not subscribe to this option, CCC will not be held responsible for any injuries or accidents which may occur during the trip.
Level of difficulties: 4 out of 5 (it is quite a strenuous hiking, if you have difficulties but wish to visit this beautiful area and authentic villages, then you can join CCC's another tour to this same place but less hiking (click to view details)
About the Great Wall at Huanghuacheng
The name means "yellow flower fortress" because of the indigenous yellow blossoms covering the fields in this area during summer. This section of the Great Wall is unique for two historical reasons: first, it is the only part of the Great Wall that is submerged under water (in the Little West Lake), and second, this part of the Wall shows significant damage from aerial bombings during World War II. This section of the Great Wall holds much history and beauty; when the hike begins, you can still see the effects of modern war, but this damage is juxtaposed with the ancient vastness and strength of the Great Wall ahead.