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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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW 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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Paris, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

It was even more spectacular than I had imagined. Even the drive to the wall was an experience in itself because it allowed a good view of the area outside the city. However, large parts of the wall require climbing stairs, stairs that are not even and many are extremely steep and hard to climb. It is even harder to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Very steep at this section but great views - coffee shop half way up! Gift shops and bars at the bottom.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

We did a lot of walking and climbing and it was a great feeling after doing IT. Bring water with you all the time.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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10 reviews 10 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Was arranged via the concierge on the last day, scenic drive, must experience, the visit to the Jade factory was amazing and the tomb , great to be immerse in such deep historical places. The walk on the Great Wall will be remembered for ever, but be fit, there are some rather steep gradients.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Wow splended experience to climb Great wall china till level 9. Come with Group, and they are all exciting to climb the Great Wall China

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

This was a thrill of a lifetime to visit such a world landmark. Took a cable car to the top of the mountain, and a toboggan down ( which was a great highlight). Walked on the wall for a couple of hours, and just to marvel in the history of this landmark was fantastic

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Technically this part of the Wall is closed to visitors so it can be a little hairy - but if you want to be right out in the wilds and see things without crowds it is definitely worth it. I ventured on my own from Zhuangdaokou (1 hour on the bus from Huairou, which is 1 hour on the bus... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Great wall is right tourist destination in Beijing. But choosing right location to dive in history is more important. Though Badaling is most favoured, this section of great wall will be of great interest if one is interested in adventure, beauty and nature. Steep sections in middle of beautiful yet thrilling view of great wall and valley would definitely bring... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Does anyone really need to write a review for one of the seven wonders of the ancient world? Probably not. But if you're wondering whether or not it's worth the 90 minute drive from Beijing to visit the Great Wall - it's definitely worth it. To see it in person - climbing up the most difficult ridges in the mountain... More 

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