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The Great wall of Jiankou-The Great Wall Alternative

Address: Beijing, China
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Ranked #3 of 1,234 Attractions in Beijing
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

I honestly fell in love, it's is an absolute adventure to go hiking up this beautiful wall. I myself who am sick wanted to give up at times and it took me longer to hike but it was all worth it! The views are to die for and the moment. Is but worth capturing!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

I had been to several sections of the Great Wall over past few years, and my best vote is undoubtedly the wild section of the Great Wall at Jiankou. Self-trekked from the section of Jiankou to the section of Mutianyu last year. Scenery was amazing and the best. Several sections of Jiankou were quite steep and rocks were lose under... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We had to admit that the Great Wall itself was fantastic - we couldn't imagine how could people possibly did this thousands years ago. From the Great Wall the view to the surrounding area was simply fantastic; rewarding enough after a long way of hiking. But all of this great thing badly hindered by thousands of unfriendly locals who just... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Paved walkways, trams to take to you the top of the wall, gift shops, concession stands...not going to find it here. This portion of the wall is rough, rugged, and free of tourists, which is just the way I like it. I went on this hike on a group with Beijing Hikers. You have to hike in your own water... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

for people like wild Great Wall adventure,this is the best choice, the mountain and the Wall are beautiful and stunning,but you need travel service like guide,transportation, brunch, and outdoor experience as this section of the Great Wall are not in the main tourist routing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Not crowded with tourists and semi-easy areas to climb. There is a restaurant area. I would not use the bathrooms here. There is a wishing tree area. FANTASTIC area to get AMAZING photos!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

2 of us did the hike from Jiankou to Mutianyu in mid Dec 2014. Both first-timers, we took about 5hrs in total, wasn't too difficult - the toughest part was probably 1st 1hr hike from Xizhazi village to Zhengbeilou tower. No special gear required, just keep your your footing solid and balanced! Weather was good: sunny with clear skies. Enjoyed... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

The Great Wall is perhaps the most amazing man-made structure on earth. If you have not visited or climbed or hiked along it --- put it on your bucket list. Views in all directions; it will surpass your hopes in that category. The surprising part --- at least for us --- was that almost every step on the climb is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Lots of history and just was great place to visit ,so now when we see this on tv we can say we have been there

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Went with Beijing Hikers on a trip to Jiankou. Gorgeous views, and you have the wall mostly to yourself. Its quite a tiring trek so be prepared and bring lots of water. A completely different experience from the restored sections of the wall.

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