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Self-Guided Private Tour: Jiankou Great Wall from Beijing
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Small Group Day tour From Jiankou To Mutianyu Great Wall

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Probably one of the most iconic places I've visited, The Great Wall. The experience was absolutely amazing and beautiful at the same time. Though the weather has to be very good... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Aamirah M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Probably one of the most iconic places I've visited, The Great Wall. The experience was absolutely amazing and beautiful at the same time. Though the weather has to be very good for you to thoroughly the Great Wall. Be mentally and physically prepared to climb many flights of stares for hours and hours, of-course it's all dependent on how far... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

loved everything about this place. It really blows your mind. Pictures dont do justice as it is so beautiful. I definitely want to go back! You must visit this place at least once in your life. I have no regrets coming here

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Despite the alarming cold and wearing several layers of clothing, I wouldn't change a thing about this breath-taking beauty! I was left open-mouthed half the time at the sheer magnificence of the wall and stairs... This was built by hand/men??? Unbelievable!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I did the Jiankou hike and it was one of my favorite hikes ever. I went with the Beijing hikers group. It was definitely very challenging as most areas of the wall were not renovated, but the view is really incredible. Absolutely recommend it.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We did a day hike with Beijing Hikers and started our hike from a local village, cut through nature, up a pretty steep mountain, which joins to the side of the Great Wall (everyone else is on the wall, I chilled on the side of the wall). Great hike, not too difficult, though it can be quite steep going up... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

not sure if this is one of the easiest climb among the walls, but the difficulty level is really easy for most people. as I was with a day tour group, time is rather restrictive. took the cable car up to mid point and proceed to jiankou from mutianyu. spend around 2 hours in total. really worth visting!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the best of all the Great Walls I've been to and I've been to the East and West side of the Great Walls. It was natural so harder to climb but more beauitful and had significantly less people than the touristy areas; therefore less pollution! I highly recommend this.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

it is a nice experience, but your muscles will contract due to the steep stairs that would not end. lovely experience

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My family of 5 went to the Great Wall in June, the weather was amazing (hot but amazing) and the people were friendly. We took the "ski lift" up to the top of the wall and a toboggan ride down. If you are in the Asian region, you have to make this journey. I wouldn't recommend for strollers aged children.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There was hardly anyone around when we went on a week day. That made the pictures I took awesome. There were women who followed us during the trek. We were worried they would charge us for being guides even if we did not ask them to. But they proved cheerful and were happy to take photos. They tried to sell... More 

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