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Jinshanling Great Wall

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Jinshanling Great Wall is located in Luanping County, Chengde, Hebei Province, 80 miles (130 kilometers) northeast of Beijing. It used to be a sound defensive system including barrier walls, battlement walls, watchtowers, gun emplacements, shooting...more
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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Chengde Shi, Luanping County 068250, China
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This section of the Great Wall is a reasonable distance(~3hrs drive) from Beijing and our group had an overnight stay to make this possible. The reward however was a completely uncrowded location. It really is spectacular, far better than any photos I had seen before...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank NettieNZ
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is more remote and takes longer to get to, but is well worth the travel! Not so many tourists so the experience was simply great! I have dreamed of going here since a very early age and it only took about 45 years to...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank BFO1964
Reviewed September 12, 2019

I took the special direct bus from Dongzhimen. After getting out of exit B1 from Dongzhimen Metro station, I head east along the main street and turned left at Dongzhimenwai, then carried on until I saw a bus park with a lot of buses parked....More

Date of experience: September 2019
3  Thank Yew Hong N
Reviewed August 4, 2019

Xiaowei has such a vast expanse of knowledge about the Great Wall and makes sure you have a great time! His photos and English are also amazing and he makes sure you get all the angles you could possibly want. Our picnic and tea was...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Sarah13333
Reviewed July 26, 2019 via mobile

It’s outside Beijing and actually in hebei but this is a worthwhile trip out to see. There are no trams or cable cars to bring in the masses of colorful tour groups to storm the gates. There is a balance of ruins and complete sections...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed July 22, 2019 via mobile

We went to the Jinshanling section of the wall on a Sunday. This section is 150km from Beijing but our tour guide had recommended making the effort going here rather than another section which is 75km from Beijing. It took us just under 2 hours...More

Date of experience: July 2019
1  Thank Carol R
Reviewed June 29, 2019

It was difficult to find reliable and complete information about hiking on the Great Wall so I decided to post what we learned from our experience there. We visited the Gubeikou-Jinshanling-Simatai section to the north of Beijing. If you want to hike on really scenic...More

Date of experience: May 2019
10  Thank wontontraveller
Reviewed May 15, 2019

The Jinshanling Section of the Great Wall is famed throughout China as being the most photogenic, and it's easy to see why! Since it has been partially renovated, at times it can look very complete and well-preserved, whilst at others it can appear wild and...More

Date of experience: April 2019
2  Thank TanSuo T
Reviewed May 12, 2019

This part of the Wall is simply jaw dropping. There is a cable car that goes part way up this section of the wall & then the rest of the climb is pretty easy. Once up there it is mesmerising. There has been a very...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Christine R
Reviewed May 11, 2019

I went there at the beginning of May with a tour group. The day wasn't too hot, but it is still easy to get sunburnt up there. Some people say it takes about 3 hours to complete the course, but in my case, probably 5...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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joby m
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Response from xiaopao275 |
No,cable car is better choice
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When we visited, all the food shops were closed. We regretted not having brought some fruit or nuts for energy on the go. I would certainly check with your guide before you start whether or not they know places to stop and... More
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