Bei Dai He, 01/10/2005 at 23:00
Day 12: Yingshouing – Huangyaguan: Back to the Wall
Luckily we were allowed to leave Yingshouing to go in direction of Huangyaguan for another look at the wall. After escaping the industrial zone we found ourselves again in a postcard-like country-side and the cycling day was finished with a long descent down the misty mountains (misty all day) and check-in at a family run guesthouse/fishing farm. For lunch we had freshly caught – killed in front of us – salmon, which was subsequently grilled and extremely delicious.
We went for another hike on the wall. After having seen the wall between Simatai and Jinshanling this piece of wall didn’t seem that impressive. It was largely restored, but mainly by use of stone and concrete. Concrete just doesn’t really suit the Great Wall. Here again we had almost no tourists.