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2-Day Hiking From Lengkou to Baiyangyu
Take bus 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 18, 19, 27, 33, 34, or 701 to Qinhuangdao Railway Station, and then walk westwards for a few yards to the Long-Distance Bus Station. There you can take a bus to Qian'an City first and then transfer to a bus to Lengkou Village at Qian'an Bus Station.
Upon arrival, find the Daohuaxiang Bath Center by the road and there is a trek behind the courtyard leading to the Lengkou Great Wall. After going along the ramparts for some time, the Great Wall forks to the south and north and the two paths will finally merge into one. The northern segment measures 4 kilometers (2 miles) in length with gentle slopes while the southern part is a stretch of V-shaped wall rushing down to a deep valley and then climbing up along a steep range, but only of 1.5 kilometers (1 mile) long. You can choose either way according to your own body condition.
After hiking for another 2 hours or so, you will find the Great Wall being cut off by a road. You are suggested to get down from the ramparts there and follow the road to Dalongmiao Village, where you will set your camp to spend a night.
|Qinhuangdao - Qian'an bus ticket||CNY 28 or 36|
|Qian'an - Lengkou bus ticket||CNY 7|
|Lengkou Great Wall||Free of charge|
Day 02: Dalongmiao Village - Marble Great Wall - Baiyangyu Great Wall - Baiyangyu Village - Qian'an City - Qinhuangdao City
After breakfast, backtrack to the Great Wall and continue to march westwards for about 1.5 hours. You will encounter a 2-kilometer-long (1 mile) Marble Great Wall. After another one hour's hiking, you will reach at an open space half the size of a football field, encircled by ramparts, which used to be the horse stall for troops stationed at Baiyangyu Great Wall. Pass through this large area and you are almost at the end of this independent Lengkou - Baiyangyu route. Get down from the Great Wall to the Baiyangyu Village and then charter a car to the Qian'an Bus Station for your return bus to Qinhuangdao City.
Baiyangyu Great Wall was founded in 556 and had always been of important military importance in the past times. It had been reinforced for several times and the latest renovation work was directed by General Qi Jiguang (1528 - 1588). Ramparts of Baiyangyu spans over rolling mountain ranges, among which a stretch of wall of 2 kilometers (1 mile) long is quite unique, for its foundation was mostly laid of red marble and it is rarely seen even among all the Great Wall sections in China. Along this segment, you can also see an open-air horse stall half the size of a football field. Surrounded by ramparts, it was a clever design that can disorient enemies to mistake it for a vital military facility.
|Baiyangyu Great Wall||Free of charge|
|Baiyangyu - Qian'an car fare||CNY 100|
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