Longquanyu Great Wall to the Little West Lake, 2016/08/10
Fifteen photos from our hike along the Great Wall at Longquanyu, crossing both repaired and unrestored sections of wall.
On some of our Great Wall walks it’s a 40-minute hike before you set foot on top of it, but at Longquanyu it’s just two minutes before you’re up on top.
The first part of the hike takes us along a recently repaired section. It’s also the highest part of the trail, and the views of Great Wall and mountains are superb.
The repaired wall dips down steeply – very steeply! – into a valley before climbing again and following the ridges.
After a detour around a cliff, we hike along a stretch of ‘wild’ wall, and then hike down into another valley.
A stream runs through the valley, eventually leading to the Little West Lake, a park area where you can see the wall dipping down into the water.