Huangya Pass of The Great Wall
About 80 miles away from downtown Tianjin is this legendary, limited but incredible section of the Great Wall. Huangya Pass is over 1,400 years old and starts out easy but ends at the top of an abrupt mountain edge. Here you can take in 20 different watchtowers and cross the once fortified bridge which kept out invaders. Be aware, though, that this part of the Wall is not for the timid. At its height, the average altitude is 738 meters, and at times, feels more vertical than horizontal going up. And there’s nothing to stop you from falling… but don’t let that scare you away. Huangya Pass was revamped in 1986 and has been operating for the public ever since. If you don’t mind steep cliffs, the view is definitely worth a day’s climb. Enjoy the overreaching scenic views, waterfalls, and iconic statues that make Huangya Pass the legend it is.
30 km north, Ji county, Ji county, China, +86 22 22718718
160527: I went to Huangya Pass (黄崖关), a wilder section of the Great Wall located in Ji County. Far off the beaten track, there were pretty much no tourists, so we had the wall to ourselves once we climbed past the restored part and up on the mountain. My butt and legs are hurting from climbing the steep stairs, but no pain no gain 👌🏼😂 @beautifuldestinations #beautifuldestinations #greatwall #huangyapass #huangyaguan #tianjin #jicounty #china #chinese #adventure #buttshapedbythegreatwall #nopainnogain #asif #sony #sonynex5t