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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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Amazing Day

We visited the Great Wall on our trip in Asia and it was amazing. The history was spectacular and we had a guide who was passionate and informative. Highly recommended.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited the Great Wall on our trip in Asia and it was amazing. The history was spectacular and we had a guide who was passionate and informative. Highly recommended.

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Bali, Indonesia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Huanghuacheng Great Wall is located in the city of Huairou County, 29 km northwest of the city, 60 km away from Beijing Huanghuacheng Huanghuacheng Great Wall, Beijing is rare in the landscape connected to the Great Wall. The Great Wall of the district is 10,800 meters long, including the main line of the Great Wall of Ming Dynasty from Wangchuangou... More 

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Melbourne Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2016

Half way to Badaling, went there on a bright cloudless sunny, smogless November Day. Was a bit breezy and cold but otherwise was fantastic day to see the Wall. Climbed the lesser of the Walls and was treated with an ice cream at the top. Hardly a soul on the wall.

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Sacramento
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2016

We used Great Wall Adventures to hike 8 miles along the Great Wall, starting in Jiankou. Not for the unfit! This was a most challenging hike, and well worth it for the views and culture. Be sure your shoes or boots are well broken-in. We hiked all the way to Mutianyu and took the toboggan down to the base of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 24, 2016

My fiancé and I wanted to hike the Great Wall and wanted to see it in it's unrestored state: Jiankou is where to start off. We hired John with HereisBeijing.com and he dropped us off at the bottom of the mountain. With this hike, we started here and finished at Mutianyu. This allowed us to see both the unrestored wall... More 

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Erlangen, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2016 via mobile

Great experience. The weather was not so good, but the wall is great. Very good service by Miles' Car and Bruce.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2016

We visited the Great Wall as part of a 15 day tour of China with Sinorama Tours. This was our first day stop so kicked off our amazing tour with a BANG! We were very lucky to have a beautiful sunny day with clear skies so managed some amazing photos of our time there. There is a fair bit of... More 

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2016

This is a harder place for hiking, but the views from the top are magnificent! A very interesting and unique spot.

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2016

I can not emphasize this enough! This section is amazing, unrestored, with great scenic views all around, and all without the crowds. I enjoyed this section more due to this

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Heerlen, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2016

Remote, quiet and wild section of the great wall. I visited this section in October 2016 in rainy and misty weather. Mysterious feel, but quite slippery. Very steep climbs/descents. Need to be physically fit. Not very touristic.

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