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Jinshanling Great Wall

Luanping County, Luanping County 068250, China
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Great Wall Hiking Tour from Beijing: Simatai West...
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
Sun - Sat 3:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Parkwood, Australia
16 reviews 16 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 NEW

Went up the cable car and walked down through the village. Lots of towers and changing scenery. Very few people. Peaceful and beautiful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Amazing views and a mix of restored and unrestored wall. Bit tricky to get to (easiest to hire a car / van), but well worth it.

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

Jinshanling is extraordinary. Desolate, isolated, extraordinary vistas. Unforgettable. And let me also put in a word for Simon Xiao, my driver. Simon was amazing! First, he was prompt in picking me up at my hotel and friendly and informative on the drive to Jinshanling and in guiding me to the right spot to begin my hike and offering me bottled... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Thanks to APEC the air was clear, no mask needed. Our guide suggested to climb the right side of the parking area for those not in the best of shape and left for those who want a challenge. I did the right side with my wife and left side alone. It was definitely more challenging because the incline is steeper,... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

my wife and i went to Mutianyu, Gubeikou and Jinshanling sections of the Great Wall.. If you only have time to go to one choose Jinshanling.. Without much of a hike you can see an unrestored, a restored section of stone and one of block... By far the best pictures/views of three.. There is a hotel right at the base... More 

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kidderminster england
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32 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Wonderful day the sun was shining and the foliage was beautiful.We chose to walk the left hand side of the wall as it is quieter so less people.In parts it can get steep but there are hand rails to assist in the climb.We walked as far as we were allowed to go.Cafe back at the bottom provides drinks if required... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

We took a day trip organised through the tourist info. This was Y350 and included pick up from hotel, breakfast on bus, lunch (not great), English speaking guide and four hours at the wall. There were no shopping trips. Wall was fantastic. Beautifully restored but not too touristy. We walked for hours with the most fantastic views and temperatures at... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The trees are preparing for winter. The leaves are a hue of red, yellow, orange and brown. The wall stretches on as far as the eye can see. The section of the wall has parts that are restored and unrestored, each providing their unique experience. I suggest you take two days to do this section and enjoy both sections of... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Our tour guide only takes visitors from Beijing to the Jinshanling section if the Great Wall. While it is a 2+ hour tour it was obvious why - there are no crowds (we were there on a Monday) and the wall snakes through dramatic hills and peaks offering incredible vistas. You can walk up to the wall or take a... More 

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Virginia, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

We stopped at Jinshanling Great Wall on our way to Chengde to see the Summer Mountain Resort. We have been to Mutianyu section of the wall in the past and wanted to see something different. Jinshanling worked out wonderfully. The views are spectacular and the crowds are much smaller. We did ride the cable car up. As seen at many... More 

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