Take this rare opportunity to see a unique section of the Great Wall at Huangyaguan, the section that is nearest to Tianjin.
It's a 2 1/2 hour scenic drive through North China's countryside to the Huangyaguan Great Wall. Huangyaguan, meaning Yellow Cliff Pass, lies on a steep and abrupt mountain ridge, and is thus named from the yellowish hills and rocks nearby.
Originally constructed in 556 A.D., the wall was repaired for the first time during the Ming Dynasty, and for a second time in 1985. The Huangyaguan Great Wall is considered to be a wonderful miniature representation of the entire Great Wall as it holds the greatest variety of features. This includes various forms of water towers erected along the wall here, including the largest tower of the entire Great Wall, the Phoenix Tower, and the most unique Eight Diagram Pass Castle. During your visit, you may want to take time to climb up the towers and enjoy the rugged beauty of the landscape below.
Following your visit to the Huangyaguan Great Wall, you will transfer to a local restaurant for a traditional Chinese lunch. Afterwards, you'll rejoi your coach for the return 2-hour drive back to the ship.