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Address: 60 km (37 miles) N of Beijing, Beijing, China
Description: Located near a lake and a reservoir, this part of the Wall is called...
Located near a lake and a reservoir, this part of the Wall is called Yellow Flower Fortress and is a good place for hiking.
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This is a good place to go if you don't want a super touristy, commercialized trip to see the Great Wall. You won't get to stand on it and hike it like at other places, though... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

This is a good place to go if you don't want a super touristy, commercialized trip to see the Great Wall. You won't get to stand on it and hike it like at other places, though. The hike is easy and goes around a resevoir where you can see the wall in plenty of places and get up close enough... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

I trekked this part of the wall as the finale to a 6 day trekking trip along the wall. As with other sections it is steep so take care and being provisions. Magical scenery here and it has been reconstructed so you get a sense of what it looked like originally.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Brilliant - Amazing experience and well worth the trip. We were taken by our hosts and apart from it being demanding on the legs. You could walk certain areas without much effort but to go up the top you need to be able to step up various depths as they are not even.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Never did I think I would actually be walking on the Great Wall. Immense fortification going back centuries in a rugged part of the country.Mind boggling as it is estimated that around 20% of the entire population of China was regularly involved in its construction over the centuries. Thankfully there is a cable car to get to the main approaches... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

The sight of one of the great wonders of the world is mind blowing. The walk on the wall isn't for those who are scared of heights as i was but i still made the 3rd tower. The views are magnificent and eye catching but the number of tourists makes it uncomfortable at times.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Be prepared to be bombarded with market stall hawkers selling panda claws and other things. Burger King was a surprise and odd addition to the base of The Great Wall.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Fantastic view from the top! Everything is great but beware of the steps as it is not stable.. You definately have to come here!!! Breath taking scenery!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

This is a common stop for many tours so there will be many buses but it is still a beautiful location. Be prepared for the climb!

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Ludhiana, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

It was better then even what I expected.Though Badaling is most favoured, this section of great wall will be of great interest if one is interested in adventure, beauty and nature

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 via mobile

We spent 9 days hiking the wall with a tour group. It was a surreal experience. The wall has great history and is a reflection of China's rich history. In parts very broken and then in parts beautifully maintained. Trip of a lifetime.

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