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It was my sons dream. We took a day trip there and climbed all the way to the top. The stairs are very uneven, the views were great.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Wetmore
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It was my sons dream. We took a day trip there and climbed all the way to the top. The stairs are very uneven, the views were great.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were the oldest in our group by about 20 years but persevered in climbing the steps along the top of the wall near Beijing. The architecture and the views were breathtaking and well worth the effort. This is not for anyone who is handicapped or who is unable to climb several hundred uneven stairs,

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Durham, North Carolina
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28 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The wild part of the wall was definitely worth the extra travel time from Beijing. We saw only two other groups in two hours but the crowds increased dramatically as we got closer to Mutianyu. We used Joe's Untouched Great Wall Hike-Day Tour and would highly recommend Joe and Yaxin.

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Hangzhou, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is by far the best part of the great wall. It is not busy at all. So when you walk here, you feel like you are the only one on the planet. The surrounding is so beautifull and quiet. My friends and I hiked from Mutianyu to Jiankou in 4 hours. However the Jiankou part can be dangerous for... More 

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Monterey, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Are you looking for special historic site? If so, visit The Great Wall of China. The Great Wall has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1987. It was built to protect the Chinese dynasty against invaders. Can you believe that The Great Wall was built in the 7th century BC? How could they build such a long and huge... More 

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Queenstown, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wild, lonely, windswept and mind blowing! You need to be reasonably fit to climb this section of the wall as it has not been restored. The views from the guard towers are simply stunning. You will need to wear good sturdy footwear capable of dealing with challenging terrain. The stair heights are totally unregulated in both height and width. Some... More 

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Prince George, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've been to several areas of the Great Wall over the years and found this one to be most impressive. Different views and challenges but very good overall

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Beijing, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

Truly magnificent view of the great wall! You can see flowers blossom in the spring, falling yellow and red leaves in the autumn, and snow covered mountain in the winter. How wonderful is that?! Tip, try NOT to go there from 1-7 October because that's national holiday in china and it can be very crowded! Visited in Oct 2011

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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

This part of the wall has not been repaired and is in some considerable disrepair. Amazing views and a really challenging walk. I loved every minute!! Please be warned you have to have a good level of fitness as this is somewhere you don't want to struggle.

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

This section is one of the hardest I have done due to its broken original state Also you have to traverse a pretty long way by foot before getting onto it NO or VERY FEW other visitors

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