How to get to Jiankou Great Wall from Beijing-Four options

How to get to Jiankou Great Wall from Beijing?Located at Badaohe Village, 28km from Huairou District and 70km from Beijing, Jiankou Great Wall is 1141m high with unique construction style, making it dangerous and marvelous. Jiankou is translated as “Arrow Nock” in English, since the shape of the mountains is like an arrow with the collapsed ridge opening as its arrow nock. It is the most dangerous and steep section of all Ming Dynasty Great Walls. In recent years, it has become a popular photographic hotspot and hiking destination.


Originally Jiankou Great Wall was built in Tang Dynasty and was restored by Qi Jiguang and his soldiers in Ming Dynasty. Jiankou Great Wall is a good example of wild great wall, as the weather is serious without any manual intervention. The scenery of ox horn edge, south gate, east tower, arrow nock, sky stairs, eagle flies facing upwards, Beijing knot and Nine-eye tower shows the curious, wonderful, special and dangerous characteristics of Jiankou Great Wall.
The landscape of Jiankou Great Wall is more changeable than that of Simatai Great Wall, higher and steeper than that of Mutaiyu Great Wall. The wall is constructed with dolomite. On April 16th, 2019, Beijing Great Wall Culture Belt Preservation Development Plan was released. It announced that Jiankou Great Wall will be restored for 2772 meter within 3 years, which is a good news for Great Wall fans.
To visit Jiankou Great Wall, you can choose the southward route or the northward route. Landscape of the northward route is gentle while that of the southward route is steep. The most dangerous sections are the sky stairs, eagle flies facing upward, Beijing knot and nine-eye tower. The east-west route is better that the west-east one. When there is a landslide, you have to use branches as a stairs to get out of the Great Wall.
Sky stair is a precipitous stair, whose angle of elevation is 70 to 80 degrees.  The length of the step is about 40-50cm, and the width of the step is about 60 cm. Some parts of it are so narrow that only one person can get through at a time. Beijing knot is a section which connects the outer Great Wall and inner Great Wall. It is the only section that three sections of Great Wall gathering here. Beijing knot is an important part of Jiankou Great Wall. Standing on Beijing Knot, you can take a whole view of Huanghuacheng Great Wall, Mutianyu Great Wall and Jiankou Great Wall. Nine-eye tower is the largest-scaled watch tower of Great Wall, making it a significant part for military defense.  It is an important joint section of Xuanhua, Beijing and Changping in Ancient time, making it the most significant section of China Great Wall.

Tips for Hiking:

1. Over 3 bottles of water (500ml*3)
2. Outdoor jacket (March-April)
3. Climbing boots
4. Climbing gloves
5. Walking sticks
6. A little snacks
Don’t worry when you see fork roads, as there will be red ribons and empty bottles on trees. It is advised to hike in a team, and it will take you 2-3 hours to finish southward trip. It will take you 30 minutes for northward trip and you can get fishes in Shentangyu valley.

What is the best time to visit Jiankou Great Wall?

The best time for you to hike Jiankou Great Wall is from June to October.
Jiankou map

Jiankou map

How to get to Jiankou Great Wall from Beijing?

Option 1: Take NO.916 bus from Dongzhimen Bus Station and get down at Huairou Bus Station. This will take you about 1.5 hours. Then you can charter a car to 5th
Xizhazi for CNY 150.
Option 2: Take NO.916 bus from Dongzhimen Bus Station and get down at Huairou Bus Station. Walk to Yujiayuan Station and transfer for H24/H36 bus to Tianxianyu Village.
Time:6:20 11:30 17:40
Option 3: Take NO.916 bus from Dongzhimen Bus Station and get down at Huairou Bus Station. Walk to Yujiayuan Station and transfer for H25 bus (Xizhazi Village Special Line), and get off at Xizhazi Station. This will take you about one hour.
Time: 11:30am 4:30pm
Option 4: Hire a car with driver to Great wall by Mr orange transfer

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1 Person 2 Persons 3-5 Persons 6-10 Persons >10 Person
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  • Departure time: 7:00 am (suggest time, subject to change based on your request)
  • Estimated returning time: 6:00 pm
  • Transfer duration: 2.5 hours
  • Include: Driver, Fuel, Parking fee, Toll fee
  • Exclude: Lunch, Entrance tickets, Gratitude for a good job
  • Pick up point: Your hotel in down town Beijing
  • Drop off point: Your hotel in down town Beijing

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Xizhazi Village is also called Jiankou Village. Jiankou is translated as “Arrow Nock” in English, since the shape of the mountains is like an arrow with the collapsed ridge opening as its arrow nock. There are paths for you to reach nine-eye tower, Beijing knot, arrow nock, small potala and Zhenbei Tower.

Tips for environmental protection

Jiankou Great Wall is a wild great wall, there are bushes and weeds. You don’t need to buy tickets to get in. However, as a part of China great wall, it is a state cultural heritage. Therefore you are not supposed to damage the plants. You are supposed to take away all your garbage. Take away nothing but photos. Leave nothing but your steps.