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Self-Guided Private Tour: Jiankou Great Wall from Beijing
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Private Day Tour: Greatwall Challenge At Jiankou

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Best Great Wall Experience!

Been through a few Great Wall sections, I find this segment the most interesting and fun. It was sauvage but not dangerous. Tons of little wild life along the way. Certain safe... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Been through a few Great Wall sections, I find this segment the most interesting and fun. It was sauvage but not dangerous. Tons of little wild life along the way. Certain safe short cuts off the wall for when you are strapped for time or simply physically challenged. Getting to the starting points can be financially and time consuming. Not... More 

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Myoko, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Would be very difficult without a guide / tour company as you need to find the right village, the right path, and then follow it to the right tower. This part of the wall is un-restored. It's got no barriers in a lot of places and you need to be careful but it's not crazy. Getting up there is very... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The hike from Xizhazi village to Zhengbeilou tower is an easy path up for an hour, then a steady walk down the wild wall towards Mutianyu for an hour or two (if you include the Ox Bow loop). They have bricked up the pass into the Mutianyu section, but it's an easy scramble over the wall. Another hour takes you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was way beyond my expectations! Hard to express one has to live! Wonderful view! I wouldn't expect the green to be so gorgeous.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2016 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 August 14, 2016 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 August 11, 2016 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 August 9, 2016

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2016 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2016

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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