We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Jinshanling Great Wall

Certificate of Excellence
Improve this listing
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Luanping County, Luanping County 068250, China
Today
3:00 am - 9:00 pm
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 3:00 am - 9:00 pm
Visit Jinshanling Great Wall like an insider
Top Rated
$122*
and up
Great Wall Hiking Tour from Beijing: Simatai West to Jinshanling

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 249 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 219
    Excellent
  • 27
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
One of the great wonders of the world

This section of the Great Wall is spectacular it is a very quiet section and we met only a few people during the time. There are parts that are very steep and challenging. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
gemlou1
,
Wakefield, United Kingdom
Add Photo Write a Review

249 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Thai first
  • Any
English first
Wakefield, United Kingdom
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

This section of the Great Wall is spectacular it is a very quiet section and we met only a few people during the time. There are parts that are very steep and challenging. The scenery would be fanstastic however the smog was quite bad on the day we visited. The whole experience was one of the most amazing things that... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sydney
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

While it's further away, it is absolutely worth the drive! Kilometres of untouched Wall with only a few fellow tourists around. If you want the real experience without the 'Disneyland flair' - make sure you go to Jinshanling

Was this review helpful? Yes
San Francisco, California
Contributor
20 reviews 20 reviews
3 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

For this once in a lifetime experience, we decided to go with a private guide. Our guide was Joe Zhang. You can find a more extensive review of the tour under Untouched Great Wall Hike. His email is hamlet2008.com@163.com. Joe picked us up from our hotel at 7am so we can get an early start and avoid the traffic. From... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Hong Kong, China
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
13 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Although the traffic in Beijing made it a long journey, once we got to this section of the Great Wall it was well worth it!! We hiked to Wall to Simatai and there weren't the large crowds like at other areas. The walk can be fast-paced or taken at your leisure; however, there were a few very steep sections that... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Wellington, New Zealand
Top Contributor
109 reviews 109 reviews
50 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

This was a bucket list wish and now its accomplished. We were incredibly lucky as there were so few people. This section of the wall is partly rebuilt so moderate fitness is necessary. Some of the steps are steep and narrow-but don't let this put you off. We loved every minute of it. We also had a guide with us... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
LEICESTER
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

We did a three trek of the GREAT WALL IN CHINA and visited three different sections of which the JINSHANLING PART was the most awesome and required physical endurance but ,nevertheless, very rewarding to trek on it for almost 8 hours . The muitanyu section is the nearest from Beijing and we spent approx.. 6 hours trekking on it .... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Edgware, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

I wanted to see a section of the Wall that wasn't overrun with tourists, and where I could appreciate the scale of this astonishing enterprise. Jinshanling was perfect. We visited on March 24th when the cable car wasn't in operation, and there were very few tourists. Two tour groups and some individual tourists only To get there we took bus... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Vancouver, Canada
Top Contributor
127 reviews 127 reviews
56 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We almost had the wall to ourselves. We have been to two other spots on the Great Wall, once very commercial and the other mainly reconstructed, so this was something else to see. We spent over 3 hours hiking the wall even though it was cold with the wind. Our guide arranged for to each lunch at a restaurant at... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Oxford, United Kingdom
Contributor
20 reviews 20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

After a lot of research I had purposely chosen this section of the Great Wall. And I haven't been disappointed at all - it was an amazing experience. I was there around Chinese New Year (mid of Feb 2015) and there was hardly any one (although our guide said 'it's busy') Lots of images without any people - solely the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Seoul, South Korea
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

I was in Beijing for the Chinese new year with a few friends. We went to Jinshanling because we wanted to be away from tourists and busy crowds. The whole experience was truly mind-blowing. We hired a private guide, Simon Xiao (you can look him up he's got a website), to drive us there as it is about 2 hours... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed Jinshanling Great Wall also viewed

Miyun County, Beijing Region
Luanping County, Hebei
 
Miyun County, Beijing Region

Been to Jinshanling Great Wall? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Jinshanling Great Wall and other visitors
6 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (6)

Questions? Get answers from Jinshanling Great Wall staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?