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The Great wall of Jiankou-The Great Wall Alternative

Address: Beijing, China
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Ranked #3 of 1,198 Attractions in Beijing
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

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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Singapore, Singapore
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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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The Pas, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Rest rooms in China leave something to be desired but it's the Great Wall, I cried while I was there, it was so surreal and breathtaking. No one should ever pass up the opportunity. We walked 2 miles it was very humid, water is a must for the trek, it is not an easy climb, some flat and some very... More 

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Monterrey, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

what a magnificent place, never been in a place like this before, the trip is not too long, about one hour from downtown beijing but its worhted, beutiful views.

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Los Angeles, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Getting there is torturous, well, actually I didn't get there at all. Following instructions from various website, I did get on the 916 bus to Huairou, only to have to get off and get on to the 916 EXPRESS bus. Not a big deal, since I didn't queue at the correct line. On the bus, I befriended 2 other German... More 

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Clifton, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

We took a cruise on the Princess Cruise Line, the Sapphire Princess, from Singapore to Bejing, China on 10/21/14 - 11/12/14. Cruise was fantastic. We took the disembarkation shore excursion to The Great Wall of China. The guide was excellent and this was one in a life time experience for us. We managed to climb the Great Wall to the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

The closest locaion to Beijing and a tad less crowded than the usual location. You see several wall locations from this site. Lots of steps and take water.

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Vienna, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Parts of the path to and on the wall we had to use feet & hands to go ahead... but it was worth! We met 1 person in 5 hours! Don't go there when it is wet or slippery!!

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Oakville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

We hiked to the wall of Jiankou with our 3 children ages 13, 10 and 8. The hike from the village up to the wall at Jiankou is steep but manageable. This was an excellent place to begin our hike as it is also a very authentic part of the wall with virtually no tourists. The hike from this point... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We climbed and climbed. On the way up some workers were fixing the stairs and we had to get around them as they had the whole width blocked. It was crowded, and sometimes the going was slow, but the views were spectacular. There is a gift shop part way up, and a very over priced coffee shop near the parking.

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