Wulonggou Great Wall
|Great Wall of Wulonggou|
The Wulonggou Great Wall crawls over the mountains near Wulonggou Village, Wulonggou Town, Laiyuan County, Baoding, Hebei Province. It is connected with the Xiaguan Pass near Pingxing Pass in the west, and runs northeast to Laishui County. The wall has not been repaired, but it is well-preserved.
Basic Facts of the Wulonggou Great Wall
The section in Laiyuan County measures 93 miles (150 kilometers) long. Along it, there are more than 300 watchtowers, 42 battle terraces, 33 beacon towers, and 6 forts.
The wall is 3.3 yards (3 meters) to 4.4 yards (4 meters) wide, and 13 feet (4 meters) to 20 feet (6 meters) high. On the outer side of the wall are crenels 7 feet (2 meters) high.
The wall is piled-up stones, and the watchtowers are made of blue bricks.
Authentic and Well-Preserved Great Wall
One of the Sections with Densest Watchtowers
The slope of the wall rises gently, with few steps. But it may be slippery because of the sand.
The entrances to the watchtowers are about 3 feet (1 meter) above the ground. You can enter the watchtowers along the stone steps in front of the entrances. Some stone steps are gone, so you need to make a detour.
How to Get to Wulonggou Great Wall from Beijing
You can take a bus to Laiyuan from Yongdingmen Bus Station. The buses are scheduled at 7:30, 8:30, 9:30, 11:00, 12:00, 13:00, 14:00, 15:00, 16:00, and 17:30. The trip takes about 3 hours. The fare is CNY 67. Upon arrival, take a taxi to the site for about CNY 80.
How to Get There from Baoding
Take a bus to Laiyuan from Baoding Passenger Transport Center at no. 1085, East Yuhua Road. The buses are available from 6:20 to 18:00 at intervals of 20 minutes. The trip takes about 3 hours. The fare is CNY 48. Upon arrival, take a taxi to the site for about CNY 80.