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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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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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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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3 helpful votes 3 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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60 helpful votes 60 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

I would highly recommend contacting Simon if you want a private tour of the Great Wall. Although he was busy on the day I wanted to tour, I met with his colleague, Terrance Li who was great! Terrance took me on a private tour to Jinshanling. I was dropped off at one end and hiked on my own to Simitai,... More

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Murray, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

It is on the border between Beijing and Hebei province and on the way to Mountain Resort of Chengde or Bishu Shanzhuang. It is one of the best kept Great Wall secrets. Since it is far away from Beijing (2+ hrs drive), there are relatively few people. Plus, the area has the combination of old wall, half refurbished wall, and... More

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Barnstaple, United Kingdom
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

We travelled at a very busy time of year judging by all the people we saw in Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square etc but a simple bus trip to the wall at Jingshanling gave us a 3 hours scrambling along the wall with hardly anyone else around. We booked through the Tourist Info on Wanfujing St. We thought long and... More

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