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The Great wall of Jiankou-The Great Wall Alternative

Beijing, China
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Ranked #2 of 1,243 Attractions in Beijing
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Moscow, Russia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

It was a great experience! About two hours away from Beijing by bus. A bit difficult and hard pard of the wall for walking but because of that there are less tourists and this is very important! Buy about 1-2 liters of water before come to the wall, because prices on the top are very expensive. Good luck ;)

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

It was tiring climbing up the wall. Took many photos and bought souvenirs such as T shirts. Enjoyable and memorable

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Ezulwini, Swaziland
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Our tour was cancelled due to heavy rain and risk associated with slippery surfaces, but we persevered and arranged a private shuttle. What an unbelievably great day it was. The rain lifted leaving a moody misty landscape. The weather kept the crowds away and we practically had the place to ourselves. Unless you're really unstable on your feet - this... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Today my wife and I took a private tour to the wild wall section of The Jiankou, and what a spectacular experience it was!!! I had been to the Mutianyu section of the wall in October 2010 and was so impressed I made a promise to myself that I would come back and see more of the wall at a... More

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Algiers, Alger, Algeria
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

interessant place to visit i recommend it for every traveller don't miss this opportunity to visit this nice place

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Sacramento, CA
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49 reviews 49 reviews
25 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

It's physically challenging to climb the Great Wall, but if you're there, it is something you should do. You don't need to walk the entire Wall to get a sense of the effort it took to build it or to get some great photos.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

My boyfriend and I went on a tour with Joe after reading all the positive reviews on here. The tour began in the Jiankou portion of the Great Wall and ended at the Mutianyu portion. Joe was friendly, patient- even when we were slow and needed to stop and rest and I highly recommend this tour with Joe. His email... More

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We only had 4 days in Beijing, so really wanted to maximise our time. We wanted a full day trip along the Great Wall, with as few people as possible. As recommended elsewhere, we organised our trip with Joe - hamlet2008.com@163.com and had an excellent day with one of his team. Check out his website for the different tours offered... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

We contacted Joe at hamlet2008.com@163.com and we did the Jinshanling to Mutianyu trek. Joe's English is great and very trustworthy (we are so glad to find him in tripadvisor!) during the drive he recommended many restaurants and sights in beijing and his advice made our trip much better. He even arranged tickets for the acrobatic show for us (very worth... More

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Fremont, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

My girlfriend and I went on a guided tour that began in the Jiankou portion of the Great Wall and ended at the Mutianyu portion. First and foremost, I sincerely recommend our guide, Joe. He has been doing tours of the Great Wall for many years and offers single day tours and overnight camping at various locations. His email is... More

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