How to Travel to Juyongguan Great Wall

How to Travel to Juyongguan Great Wall

How to get there from downtown Beijing

  1. Join our small group tour. It is convenient, worry free, and affordable for everyone. However, the itinerary is fixed and cannot be changed.
  2. Book our private one-day tour with us. You will be accompanied by your personal car and bilingual tour guide. You will enjoy flexible and customized services, and have a great value experience.
  3. How to get there on your own
Go to Juyongguran by train

1) Take Subway Line 13 in the downtown, transfer to Subway Changping Line at the Xi’erqi Subway Station and arrive at Changping Station, and then take bus line 870, 357 or 655 to Juyongguan Station. It takes about 2.5 hour. A one way ticket costs CNY 11.

2) Take Subway Line 13 at downtown, transfer to Subway Changping Line at the Xi’erqi Subway Station and arrive at Changping Station. Take bus line 376 to Dengzhuang bus Station, and transfer to bus line 879 to Juyongguan Station. It takes about 2 hours and 45minutes. A one way ticket costs CNY 12.

3) Take bus line 919 from Deshengmen Station to North Nankou Intersection, and transfer to bus line Chang 68 to Juyongguan Station. It takes about 3 hours. A one way ticket costs CNY 11.

4) Take bus line 919 from Deshengmen Station to Dengzhuang Station, transfer to bus line 879 to Juyongguan Station. It takes about 3 hours. A one way ticket costs CNY 11.

The Best Time to Go to the Juyongguan Great Wall

Spring and autumn with mild temperatures are the best seasons.

Highlights on Juyongguan Great Wall

1. Lush Plants along the Wall

There are steep mountains on both sides of Juyongguan Pass. An 18km long ravine flows through it. It is known as Gate Pass Valley where flowers and woods flourish and birds chirp in the mountains. It was known as one of the Eight Great Sights of Yanjing in ancient times.

Cloud Platform

2. Cloud Platform

Situated in the middle part of Juyongguan, the building of white marble is grand and impressive, like standing above the clouds when you see it from afar. All kinds of Buddhas of Tibetan Buddhism were carved in the marble in the Yuan Dynasty (1271—1368). It is not only an architectural treasure of Tibetan Buddhism, but also a rare relic from the Yuan Dynasty.

3. Ancient Cannons

There are 5 ancient cannons displayed on the wall of South and North Passes respectively, which were made in the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). Cannons were widely made and used at that time, when the central government even established an Arsenal Bureau to make and manipulate cannons with advanced technology.

Tips

  1. Visit Juyongguan in the afternoon or at dusk but before the ticket office is closed. You can avoid crowds and enjoy the quietness.
  2. Juyongguan is recommended to visitors who have limited time, as it is the closest section to Beijing downtown. Furthermore, the ticket office is right at the foot of the Wall. You can climb the Wall right after buying tickets and don’t have to take a cable car or shuttle bus like other sections.
  3. Changping is not far away from Juyongguan, there are many types of restaurants available to have a good meal.

 


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