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The Great wall of Jiankou-The Great Wall Alternative

Beijing, China
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Ranked #2 of 1,244 Attractions in Beijing
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Historic Sites
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Bologna, Italy
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15 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

You will love it and if the wheather is nice (not easy) you have the opportunity to see more than 50 towers of the ancient great wall. Go with a guide and make the hike up to the restructured wall: this hike is just wonderful.

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Eastleigh, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

Well worth the travelling to get to see this part of the wall very impressive. Took the cable car up to the wall and walked down. Really nice views from the top.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

I wanted to get the full Great Wall experience so as well as visiting a restored section of the wall I booked a "wild wall" tour with Joe. You can email Joe on hamlet2008.com@163.com or go to his website, www.greatwall-hike.com Joe is articulate, knowledgeable and speaks excellent English. Spending two hours in a car with Joe allows you to learn... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

So the first thing is just being able to walk on the great fricking wall of China.....that's pretty special. Low traffic the day we were there but some air pollution limited our views. Still, nice location.

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Kitchener, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

Approaching our access point on the Great Wall with our guide, my wife and I were a bit surprised at how underdeveloped the access to this location was. There were no signs suggesting that many others than local traffic come up this way. We pulled up into a small village then proceeded to hike up the side of the cliff... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW

I booked a private tour and had the opportunity to hike and sleep on The Great Wall. It was a bit cold but overall an amazing opportunity and totally worth it!

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London, United Kingdom
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168 helpful votes 168 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

great trip especially if you want to do something but have no time for too long tour. here you can spend as short as half hour to as long as 2 hours. it took ca 1 hour to get there

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

I camped on the Great Wall for 3 nights as I hiked the Wall. This couldn't have been a better experience and it cost be less than $50 for supplies and equipment rental. If you are looking for adventure DO THIS!!!

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

My family and I went through Global Adventures to walk the Great Wall of China. They took us to various parts of the wall and this was definitely one of my favourites. There were much less tourists making it more peaceful and so you were able to take in the amazing views without being in the way of someone else,... More

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Beijing, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

It was very quiet and there were really very few other people there. There were cherry blossom trees in bloom all over the hillsides. We saw a rather large snake on the way up one set of stairs which was a little alarming but overall it just added to the sense that we were seeing a more authentic side of... More

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