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Address: Luanping County, Luanping County 068250, China
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Simply stunning

The Great Wall is simply stunning. An American friend who had lived in China advised us to avoid Badaling, and to go to Jinshanling as it's much more off the beaten track and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Adria, Italy
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105 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Great Wall is simply stunning. An American friend who had lived in China advised us to avoid Badaling, and to go to Jinshanling as it's much more off the beaten track and without hordes of tourists. We went there by public bus leaving from outside Wangjing West metro station. If you have your Beijing metro card you'll save money,... More 

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France
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This part of the wall was my favorite part of the whole trip! We walked to the top, and went on the far right of the wall where the wall is not restored! It was great! Then we went to the far left where the wall is restored and you can see simatrai (not sure of the spelling) that was... More 

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Thank Julien K
Beijing Region, China
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We chose the Jinshanling because it is said that the view is the best among all parts of the Great Wall in Beijing, although it takes more time to get there. After our visit, I think Jinshanling is quite worthy of a visit. I lived in Beijing, and have been other parts of Great Wall, including Badaling, Juyongguan and Mutianyu.... More 

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Thank Amber S
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32 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was much harder to get to than other sections of the walls, but once we were there it was so worth the effort. We got a bus from a beijing bus station not far from the financial district, about an hour into the journey a taxi driver comes on motioning us to get off. We were bleary eyed at... More 

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Thank Henry A
Washington, DC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

The Great Wall seems to go on forever... Jinshanling is about a 2 hour drive from Beijing's city center and is thus one of the least populated sections of the wall. I went in early January and there were very few tourists around, which also meant that there were very few people trying to sell you things. I probably saw... More 

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Beijing, China
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19 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

JinShanLing is a beautiful part of the Great Wall, with fantastic vistas when weather and pollution permits. It is well located for easy access from the JingCheng expressway (G45 on the maps). If you miss the first turn off there is a 2nd about 5k further on, as I discovered. Decent car park, facilities and tourist information with, unusually, maps... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015 via mobile

I just did Jinshanling for the second time. I brought my wife and adult children. Here you can see unrestored sections as well as restored sections. The steps are many, are steep and uneven. The cable car was not running during either of my December trips. The walk from the parking lot starts out cold but if the sun comes... More 

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Illinois
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31 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015

Jinshanling is what you think of when the Great Wall comes to mind. The views are spectacular. This location gives you a feeling for the scope of the undertaking. It is incredible to think what went into the construction. We did the hike between Jinshanling and Simitai. While it is described as a moderate hike, it is more than that.... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015

We visited Jinshanling during the hectic National Day holidays. In part our reasoning was to get as far away from the Beijing crowds as possible, and also to experience the most authentic version of the Wall. Jinshanling delivered on both counts. We hired a private driver and left Beijing at 7am to beat the traffic but despite best planning, the... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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57 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015 via mobile

Amazing section of the wall with exceptional opportunity for walks. Decide the length of your walk on the wall. Easy access for those who need it. Beautiful scenery and great opportunities for photoshoots.

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