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Less restored part of the wall

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 21, 2015
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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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Beijing, China
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

This hike is so well worth it...but you must be reasonably fit and not afraid of hikes. The views are spectacular and you can enjoy unrestored areas of the wall with very few, if any other tourists around. You do need a guide ( TheChinaGuide recommended) The first hour climb through the woods in strenuous, then the first tower appears... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

While the Great Wall in itself is the same in other parts, this setting provides an exceptional combination of the wall majesty and the mountain scenery. It is a bit further away from Beijing, but less crowded and more authentic.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

We went from Jiankou to Mytianyu - absolutly fantstic view and an excellent guide! You have to be avereage fit to do this tour, especially uphill from Jiankou to the first Tower in the Grat Wall.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Very beautiful, hard to get to, but it worth it. I went with Dandelion agency for hickers. We camped there and it was unforgettable

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