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Address: Gubeikou Town, Miyun County 101508, China
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Description: Simatai, a section of the Great Wall of China located in the north of...
Simatai, a section of the Great Wall of China located in the north of Miyun County, 120 km northeast of Beijing, holds the access to Gubeikou, a strategic pass in the eastern part of the Great Wall. It's one of the most untouched section of the Great Wall which will surely become the highlight of your trip to China!
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Awesome part of the wall!!

Take the cable car up and then the trail that will put you at Tower 8. Walk up to Towers 9 and 10 which is as far as you can go. Walk back down to Tower 1 and then back to the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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Snow Camp, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Take the cable car up and then the trail that will put you at Tower 8. Walk up to Towers 9 and 10 which is as far as you can go. Walk back down to Tower 1 and then back to the trail to walk back down. I found it is easier to walk down than up. The walk down... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

THIS is how the Great Wall should be experienced. The refurbished sections are nice, but this beautiful, unrestored section of the wall is amazing. The views are absolutely breathtaking, and it's easy to understand here why the wall is such an amazing engineering feat, and a source of so much pride for the people of China. Truly a treasure, and... More 

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Dalian, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

If you like a challenge and less people - come to this section of the wall. The service here is awful but once you are up on the Wall - who cares! Bring plenty of water and snacks. Can you climb all 8 towers? Make sure to have an easy day planned for the day after ;) Don't waste your... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Although a bit farther than Badaling, the extra distance was a definitely worth it. We were able to hike up the Great Well of Simatai without the crowds. Preservation overall was well done, a balance between safety and retaining its ancient splendor. Some portions had very narrow, steep steps. Some signposting in English. A cable car is available for those... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

**** HAVE 5/5 STAR WESTERN TOILETS **** To get to the great wall you go through a recreated old old town. We originally thought it was a preserved town but quickly realised it is new. Once you reach this understanding, it becomes an excellent experience. They have made every side street and area picture perfect. You can walk straightish down... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

We visited Badaling and Simatai, and Simatai is unquestionably the more beautiful, rugged, and uncrowded place to go. Walking up the wall here is much more challenging than at Badaling, so if you have bad knees or are traveling with elderly people Badaling or another accessible Great Wall location may be better. It's a jaunt from Beijing, but if you... More 

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Falls Church, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

The Simatai section of the Great Wall is fun, interesting, and definitely worth a visit, but the local (corrupt?) authorities have cheapened their wonderful Great Wall by putting the fake WTown village at the bottom and making you go through it to get to the Wall. I don't have a problem with fake tourist villages, but forcing Great Wall visitors... More 

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

For the benefit of those who can't speak and read Chinese it is possible to avoid paying the RMB170 to reach the Great Wall. Before you reach the big building with Starbucks there's a small gate to your left, behind the gate on your left hand side there's a small wooden booth that sells ticket to the Wall for only... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

It is much farther from Beijing, and so worth the effort and additional cost to get there. We saw fewer than 12 other people our entire day at the wall. The views were stunning - staggering heights and long views of the wall winding the surrounding hills, all without another soul in sight.

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Kuwait City, Kuwait
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

we booked hiking tour on the Great Wall in Simatai. Absolutely amazing. As we were told we walked some 10 or more km along the Wall. This is truly historical old portion of the Great Wall. Local people followed with trade which was strange and annoying in the beginning but then if not to pay much attention to individual traders... More 

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Additional Information about Simatai Great Wall

Address: Gubeikou Town, Miyun County 101508, China
Location: Asia  >  China  >  Beijing Region  >  Miyun County
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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