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amazing part of great wall

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 13, 2015
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

We were on a Wendy wu tour when we visited The Great wall, its a good idea to get there early before all the tour coaches arrive, we did this so it was quite quiet when we got there, even though the weather was muggy and very humid we really enjoyed it, its not an easy climb but we took... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

We hiked this part of the Great Wall on a private tour (with Great Wall Adventure Club). We were a family of 4 - 2 adults and 2 girls ages 7 & 9. The hike to reach the wall took just over an hour for us. We hike quite a bit, but this hike up was pretty strenuous for our... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Jiankou is a nice middle ground between hard to reach parts of the wall and completely redone spots you can reach by mass transit. Watch your step and bring water. This is the perfect wall section for those who want a little off-the-path adventure, but don't want to get too crazy in their pursuit of fun.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

following basic all resources i saw on internet, we took the bus 916 from beijing in order to to go huairou and from there we would take another bus to Jiankou or share a cab. when we were on the highway before the entrance of Jiankou a chinese guy came inside the bus and told us that in order to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Just wow! I've been to many parts of the wall in Beijing - Badaling, Mutianyu and also I visited a part in Qinhuangdao. This is easily the best part I've been to, also described as the "wild wall". Many opportunities to climb the wall, which is fantastic! The views are also breath taking plus there isn't any tourists there so... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

The taxi put us off at the ticket office, and we then walked up to the sign that says, that this part of the wall is forbidden or something like that. Be very careful here as there is a very small path to your left directly behind the sign, and we took this and ended up climbing around in thick... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

One of the top 5 hikes I've ever done. I've seen mountains and valleys that are as beautiful, and I've done some pretty great hikes, but I've never done a solid hike to a gorgeous view of the Great Wall of China. We did the one-way trip from Jiankou to Mutianyu. I could have done without Mutianyu, but the first... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Go to Beigou village just off of Mutianyu and hike up the hills there. Amazing views of the Wall and a beautiful landscape with the Sleeping Buddha Mountain, fields and orchards let you forget you are just 60 km outside Beijing.

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