Known as the Huangya Pass, this section of the Great Wall underwent a massive restoration effort in the 1980s, and it now presents families, lone travellers, and student groups with an ideal opportunity to hike and soak up history and scenic serene natural surroundings framing the pass. It is located not too far from the capital city of Beijing, an ideal locale to base your stay, especially at one of the stylish serviced apartments in Beijing. With a choice in the form of the Ascott Raffles City Beijing, you’ll feel pampered within the elegant interiors and gracious hospitality at these luxury executive apartments. In the early 1980s, Huangya Pass saw its resurrection with a series of renovations of the water gate, around twenty terraces, and the impressive Eight Diagrams Castle. The wall’s defensive features also saw complete restoration, with watch towers, drain holes, barracks, emplacements and other important military features brought to life once again. The pass is also the home of an intriguing Great Wall Museum, which is the first such collection of artefacts located along the winding wall structure. A final measure of 3,025 metres of wall saw restoration, including the reconstruction of a fort that makes Huangya Pass once of the longest sections of the Wall ever to be returned to its original glory.
Angela Fernando is an impassioned travel writer who composes pieces under the pen name Sumaira Narayan. She loves writing about new and exciting places around the world and intends to visit them all someday.