Hit the Great Wall

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Hit the Great Wall

Hit the Great Wall

The legendary Great Wall of China stretches an epic 5,500 miles and took about 2,000 years to construct. You, however, can knock out the Lakeside Great Wall Hike in Huanghuacheng, located about 40 miles from Beijing, in a morning.

This 3.5-mile hiking route offers a gentle countryside trail along the Huanghuacheng Great Wall section, which during the summer becomes festooned, along with the rest of the village, in a blanket of blooming yellow wildflowers. Hikers can look out upon the nearby mountains and the waters of Jintang Lake and the Huanghuacheng Reservoir.

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