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Breath taking spot to view the wall. Riding the go carts all the way down was a nice tourist touch. Be in shape for a nice hike.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Breath taking spot to view the wall. Riding the go carts all the way down was a nice tourist touch. Be in shape for a nice hike.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

It was worth the trek. The access to a marvelous and remote section of the Great Wall was unforgettable. A variety of structural elements, all within an achievable (though at time mildly strenuous) walk made this an amazing visit.

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Beijing, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Less crowded, much more authentic, you can explore the Great Wall at your leisure here. This is where the locals go to for Great Wall Visits

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

if time allows, skip the great wall at Mutianyu, and visit the Great Wall at Jiankou in all its glory. take time to climb it and get rewarded with spectacular views

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

We hiked from the Jiankou section of the Great Wall to Mutianyu - a distance of about 5-6 kilometres of strenuous, up and down hill wall in the original abandoned condition of the Great Wall. This is not the touristy section you see in all the photos or tours. You must be with a local tour guide (you are not... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

If you want to see what the Great Wall looks like hadn't it been restored, go there. I like the authenticity. But since it hasn't been restored, it can be dangerous when you hike up. Bricks might fall or you might slip off the cliff!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Let me begin by saying I don't know why James Ren is not #1 in this list. From start to finish, with all the difficulties I had with fixing the schedule and even paying for the tour, I have not had 1 problem at all with James simply because he went out of his way to make sure all my... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

The climb up to the great wall from the village below is quite strenuous, but it is worth it. You get to see some of the unrestored wall without danger, the view of Jiankou is one of the best the wall the has to offer. I'd recommend climbing the wall at Jiankou and then walking to Mutianyu, so you need... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Very Comfortable -very well arranged -enjoyed every step at Great wall -Excellent in all respect -Food arranged was mounth watering & relished every bite

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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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