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I visited the Great Wall as part of a Chamber of Commerce tour group---it was the ONE attraction in China I was really looking forward to experiencing. Unfortunately, because... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

I visited the Great Wall as part of a Chamber of Commerce tour group---it was the ONE attraction in China I was really looking forward to experiencing. Unfortunately, because these tours put more of an emphasis on the "factory visits" and less on attractions, our time was short---less than 1.5 hours. That being said, it was incredible! The blossoms were... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

I have been dreaming about walking the Great Wall since I was 12 (I'm 51 now). My guide was Colin, a Canadian with a Masters Degree in Chinese History living in Beijing. The hike on the Wild Wall was spectacular and Colin was amazing. Prompt, fit, interesting - a wealth of knowledge. He even picked the best lunch for me... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

The Great Wall, though much more crowded then I remember from 25 years ago, is a site worth seeing. Restored in many sections, the two hour drive from central Beijing is well worth it. You can slide down from the top, or take the ski lift. Both are fun.

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Florida Panhandle, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

This wall is the beautiful wall in China, although it is a little dengerous, but i think it is really amazing, if you come beijing ,you have to come here.

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Augusta, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Must see. Everyone needs to visit. Its wonderful learning history and being able to experience part of if for your vacation here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

I highly recommend a trip to the Great Wall. The country side on the way there is also very beautiful. Take the chair lift to reach the wall (saving your energy for walking along the wall for as far as you can go) and then take the tabogan on your way back down: great fun!

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Fort Myers, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

this wall is a little far from beijing, but it deserves you go to watch. it is the best wall in china, less people went there, but the view is very good.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

This is the true way to experience the great wall. Getting here is an absolute pain but it is very rewarding. The hike is a worthy adversary but will reward you with ridiculous views and the sense of being a real life Indiana jones. This is not an easy hike. For wanna be hikers like me it will take you... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

we hiked from Jiankou great wall to mutianyu great wall, which is around 10km, 5 hours hike. We hike from the forest to the unrestored part of great wall, then to mutianyu great wall, took the cable car down to the hill, amazing view during the hike. I would recommend to do this rather than just do Mutianyu. One of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Have to rate as 'excellent' for the sheer un-renovated history ad lack of tourists in this section. Plenty of hiking options up from and down to nearby villages, so, if you are in the know, it is easy to plan hikes from 2-10 hours through the forest and then all the way along the wall. The main advantage (unrennovation) is... More 

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