Getting there & away
From the Dongzhimen long-distance bus station (Dōngzhímén Chángtú Qìchēzhàn; 6467 4995) take bus 961 (Y8, two hours, two morning and afternoon departures) to Huánghuā. The last bus back to Běijīng is at 2.30pm. Ask for Huánghuāchéng and don’t get off at the smaller Huánghuāzhèn by mistake. Buses 916 (Y8, one hour; air-con) and 936 (Y6, one hour) also run from Dōngzhímén long-distance bus station to Huáiróu, departing frequently between 5.30am and 6.30pm. From Huáiróu you can take a minibus directly to Huánghuā (Y4, 40 minutes) or hire a minicab from Huáiróu to Huánghuā (Y60 round trip).