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be careful who you plan the trip with as there are lots of scams out there. we were only allowed to be at this site for 1 hour and was taken to other places which we did not want... read more

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

be careful who you plan the trip with as there are lots of scams out there. we were only allowed to be at this site for 1 hour and was taken to other places which we did not want to see. This way the tour guide got a kick back for visitors she brought into the store.

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Shanghai, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

You can find spectacular views and enjoyable hiking at most all sections of the Great Wall (yes, even at the crowded "touristic" sections of the wall closest to Beijing), but if you have some extra time and are willing to go a bit off the beaten track this is the place to go. The hiking is challenging and, in places,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

wasn't sure what to expect after only seeing photos in magazine. But when you get there it is more than I expected would love to go again felt like I needed a couple of days there but I got the feel of it on our short visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

I had a great experience hiking from Jiankou to Mutianyu. It was just the right time for us - early March - which meant cool but not cold weather and few tourists. We took a self-guided tour from Ricky at Wild Great Wall. Our driver spoke enough English to be able to communicate, was very friendly and punctual. There is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

It's OK for an hour or so, but remember before going that the 'size' is the length. It's only about 25 feet high and in many places about 10 feet wide. You must walk! No shuttle - no moving sidewalk - no escalators. You must walk. Be ready to walk!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

We will always remember our daytrip to Jiankou as this was by far our best experience during our visit to China. We took the bus from Beijing to Huairou and then a private driver who would take us to the small village Xizhazi - it took a while for him to understand where we wanted to go since not many... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

I'll echo everything that everyone else said: it's a beautiful, unrestored section of the wall that offers a much less crowded alternative to some of the others. What I will say is: to go here comfortably I think you pretty much have to join a tour. When you do this, understand that most tours here are ran as guided hikes,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

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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