The Great Wall at Huangya Pass (Huángyáguān Chángchéng, 黄崖关长城) weaves across the very northern tip of Tianjin municipality, approximately 28 km (17.4 mi) north of Jixian County Town. From the pass, the only one of its kind in the area, the Great Wall extends northward into Hebei Province. Here the Great Wall runs over some particularly steep and rugged terrain, and great photo opportunities abound, especially during sunsets.
Huangya Pass was an important defensive post in northern China throughout history. In the last few years, new features have been added to the original construction, and though the wall itself has been renovated fairly recently it still shows its age around the edges. This section of the wall is less plagued by huge tourist groups than its Beijing counterparts, and you're more likely to be able to amble casually along the wall and take in the mountains at your own pace.
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