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Jinshanling Great Wall

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Address: Luanping County, Luanping County 068250, China
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A great Great Wall hike!

We hired a driver from Beijing (1000 rmb for the day, $160) and left at 7am on a Saturday. We were in the area by 9 and on the wall before 10am. Jinshanling is very beautiful... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 16, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Quite a bus ride from downtown Beijing. A total of 5km trek if you use the shortcut back. Plenty of old Chinese/Mongolian woman following you around and trying to sell you gifts after. After a long trek with you it's quite hard not to feel for them as the one following me was huffing and puffing! Bought a fridge magnet... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

We hired a driver from Beijing (1000 rmb for the day, $160) and left at 7am on a Saturday. We were in the area by 9 and on the wall before 10am. Jinshanling is very beautiful, definitely worth visiting many times. Most of the Jinshanling section is wild but well preserved. A few parts are steep, but not really difficult.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

This visit was on the last day of our 3 week Trans-Mongolian Train journey. We saw the reviews for Simon, so arranged the trip out through him. The visit to Jinshanling was magnificent, and was definitely a highlight of the whole 3 weeks, we really ended the holiday on a high. Simon was prompt in collecting us from the hotel,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Being a couple of hundred KM's from Beijing City it was almost empty of people. We climbed up the 1000+ steps over taking the cable car to get to the top of the wall and were rewarded by having it almost all to ourselves (except the ubiquitous woman trying to sell us souvenirs of our trip). We then spent several... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

2 hours transfer from the centre of Beijing. If you have seen the wall on TV and have been put off by huge crowds, then this is the best part of the wall for you to visit as there are no big crowds. Very quiet, and you only pass other visitors occasionally, but the infrastructure at the entry point suggest... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

I ran the half marathon on this wall and 1 May and the wall is really an experience beyond description. This part of the wall was built during the Ming dynasty and not by Qin Shi Huang during the Qin dynasty. However, that does not take away the majesty or grandeur of the structure. Just walking from the main street... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

We have been coming here for the Great Wall China marathon for a few years now. I did the 5K about 4 years ago, and it's a leg burner. I cannot even imagine doing the full race. The area is wonderful so, but it's a long drive from Beijing. About 2 hours or more depending on traffic. Suggest getting up... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

By advice of our Hostel in Beijing, we and another couple rented a car and driver to Jinshanling, it took us around 2 hours. We used the Cable Car to save us the steep climb, and so we could use our energy on the wall itself. The views where magnificent, green hills with the wall going as far as we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Unlike some other contributors, this was our first visit to China, so obviously our first visit to the Great Wall. We had been advised to take the long drive to Jinshanling, as we were told that this section of the Wall would probably be quieter than some others. We weren't disappointed. Traffic jams in Beijing added 30 minutes to the... More 

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Changchun, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

This was the sixth part of the wall that I have visited and the most spectacular. I walked for three and a half hours and did not find the route too strenuous even though I am in my sixties. I came by public transport from Beijing(two buses) and then took a taxi from my hotel in Gubeikou. The weather was... More 

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