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Jinshanling Great Wall

Luanping County, Luanping County 068250, China
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Historic Sites
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Singapore, Singapore
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

This part of the Great Wall is excellent for taking sunrise and sunset. Right now there is not much tourist but I expect more tourist soon as they are building a new big car park. There are also some hotel you can stay just at the entrance of the Great Wall. Mr Duan a well know Great Wall photographer has... More

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

I have seen the great wall across China, from West to East. This is without a doubt my favourite section - it is like a picture postcard. Just stunning. And there are very few tourists. It is a bit of a walk up a hill to get there, but there is a cable car if you don't feel like walking.

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Nyon, Switzerland
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43 reviews 43 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

The wall exceeded all expectations. I suggest this remote place as it is not crowded. The bus ride is three hours, but highly worth it. You must be fairly fit as the stairs are non-stop and the quality of the walkway is not great. The scenery is amazing and you see older and newer parts of the wall together. A... More

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9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

I have not been to the Great Wall at any other sections so I cannot compare it, however I chose Jinshanling because I heard the wall was not restored in most places and that there would be less tourists. This was indeed the case. This was by no means an easy hike, especially in the summer heat, but the lack... More

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Solihull, England, United Kingdom
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8 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

With different depth of steps and very steep climbs this is not for the faint hearted but the feeling of achievement if you only walk some of it is worth the effort. Make sure that you take water with you and maybe a small snack as the effort drains your energy!

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Cork, Ireland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

This part of the wall was beautiful, amazing views and more importantly not cluttered with tourists! (resulted in much nicer photos).. However I would highlight there are parts of the wall that are more a climb than a walk, not for the faint hearted! We walked back but there is the option to get a cable cart back down.

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Esperance, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Jinshaling's section of the Great Wall was exactly what we were looking for! We really didn't want to visit an area with bus loads of tourists and tat shops. We also wanted to see old sections of wall. Jinshaling was perfect, there were a few tourists about, but it was clear enough that if you walked a little you could... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

If you want to avoid the MASSIVE crowds at Badaling, and instead enjoy the immensity and beauty of the Great Wall in peace, go to Jinshanling. We probably encountered a total of 20-30 people on the wall the entire time we were climbing. Many parts on this section of wall remain un-repaired so there's a certain rugged beauty quality to... More

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Beijing, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

This proved to be a great hike for those who enjoy the challenge of the Great Wall's steep inclines. However, on the day we went, the view wasn't fantastic as the pollution, cleverly disguised as innocuous-looking fog, was quite severe. I honestly didn't mind it too much as I personally thoroughly enjoyed the activity of hiking itself-- and what a... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Just like I imagined - a must see. A private driver from Beijing with 4 is very affordable - not much more than a tour bus and he'll drop you off at one end (either the East or West) and you walk your way to the other. It was v hot the day we went 35+ degrees so we didn't... More

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