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Visited in the morning.The wall goes on and on. But from tower to tower it almost look alike. If you are energetic and there is no other program for the day you can visit as many... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Visited in the morning.The wall goes on and on. But from tower to tower it almost look alike. If you are energetic and there is no other program for the day you can visit as many towers as you wish. It is a great achievement to plan and construct such a 6700 km long wall. But only regret is there... More 

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Shanghai, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

We spent 6 excellent days in Beijing, and this was by far the best one. Even the hike getting to the wall was fun. The route is beautiful and serene. We spent a total of about 5 hours hiking and only saw 4 people. Keep in mind that to hike this section, you must have shoes with good tread and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Wow splendid experience, to climb Great Wall China, Never forget and lucky i got the Certificate, so i can share to my family Thank s to Commlife, that bring us to Beijing Trip

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Bruges, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

With our little group of 14 we were completely alone and hiked on the non-restaured wall for several kilometers. It was not a Sunday walk but certainly worth it. Beautifull sights and seeing the wall going up and down the hills was remarkable. Fred and Heidi really gave us a good time

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Travelled here in a tour group. Was an amazing experience. Some of the steps were very steep but you could choose the easier steps.Lots of Asian people wanting photos with us (i guess as we are westerners) this was a bit anoying. But great day out.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

A Fantastic experience that we will never forget. We had a private guide who escorted us the wall and was always close by to explain to enlighten us of the history belonging to this great attraction.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

This area of the wall is somewhat remote, but free of tourists and vendors. It was gorgeous and we enjoyed the fact that we could walk parts of the wall and not encounter any people. We used a guide service and this is the way to go. This hike can be very strenuous and challenging, so it is not for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Hiking from Jiankou to Mutianyu is by far the best way to see the Great Wall, if you're up for it. Hiking times vary depending on how fast you are- some people do it in two or three hours, it took me and a group of five young people about four hours total walking time, taking breaks and pictures. There... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

We hired a car from Beijing to drop us off at Jiankou and pick us up at Mutianyu it was very efficient and for 900 yuan for a sedan with Mandarin speaking driver (he spoke enough English to communicate), quite reasonable cost. We wanted to do it on our own without a guide and that worked fine. He took us... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

I loved my trip to see the great wall during at trip to Beijing. The views are amazing and gives you a great workout. Some of the sections of the wall are really steep so if have difficulty walking be prepared.

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