Adventurous Things to Do in Beijing

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  • Brandon León
    1 contribution
    It is a great sight capable of encompassing great historical moments throughout the years, plus there were lives that were lost at the time of its construction, It has a great background that is worth investigating if you are curious about its history.
    Written March 11, 2022
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  • Jo K
    Worcester, UK6,276 contributions
    This was a review going back to 2019 as part of a cruise and stay package.
    This part of the wall is superb but don’t have anything to compare it with. It is a long way from Beijing though and during golden week traffic is pretty crazy.
    Written May 17, 2022
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  • Jane S
    Sydney, Australia15 contributions
    Easy access to the Great Wall and great to be able to experience. Travelled pre Covid in April 2020.
    Written January 15, 2022
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  • Tundykee0
    13 contributions
    It was beautiful and even though we haven't been on another part of the wall, I can definitely say this is the most stunning part of the wall. The lake view is priceless and there are a lot of faculties around the wall at this place. Unfortunately the amusement park was closed due to winter and most part of the wall was also closed but at the summer time I am pretty sure it's the best. Especially for people with kids. You can also float on the lake in a boat.
    Written March 21, 2020
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  • Abusyed
    Tianjin, China42 contributions
    One of the best place to visit, not an normal greatwall as locates in badaling, its special worth to visit , its a only place have.cable car for night view, well preserved. Nigth view something special.
    Written June 1, 2021
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  • Stewarts Vacation
    472 contributions
    Outstanding skilled performance of stunts, dance and acrobatics by men, women and children in colourful costumes. Visually thrilling. The theatre itself was a bit run down and unkempt looking. We had reserved seats, but were told to "sit anywhere". We selected seats near the back and had a great overview. Strict instructions were given about no photography or videoing .. but still people chose to ignore this. However, the show itself was amazing and the acrobatics astounding. Highly recommended for an evening's entertainment.
    Written December 3, 2019
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  • C0ppola
    Oulu, Finland242 contributions
    Great to see a small piece of significant history.
    Disabled access may not be the easiest attraction.
    Stunning scenery.
    Written March 18, 2022
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  • CTMerebear
    Beijing, China104 contributions
    Great hike that was not too challenging. Most of the path was pretty safe. (Not too much climbing.) Walking poles are helpful.
    Written February 17, 2021
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  • Julia C
    Singapore, Singapore67 contributions
    We had a great time at Shilingxia Gorge (RMB68, opens 7:30am) and the UFO glass platform (RMB40) during a cool sunny day.

    You can take the 2hr bus journey from Beijing or stay at the many simple village accommodations near the Gorge entrance so that you could start your day early to visit Shilinxia, Jindong Karst Caves and Tianyun mountain (with another glass bridge) all in the vincinity.

    We decided to trek up along the stream (all paved paths), taking in the beautiful sights along the way. There was a direct stairway route up to the glass platform from the entrance but I imagine it would be quite a torturous climb and missing out a bigger part of the beautiful gorge. We spent about 4 1/2 hours there (leisurely, without cable car).

    You can choose to take the cable car up (RMB100 each way). However, it would only bring you about 3/4 way up the mountain and one would still need to climb flights of stairs the rest of the way up.

    Getting there by bus:
    If you are versed in the Chinese language, you could download the 高德地图 or Baidu map app (Chinese equivalent to Google map, with get clear instructions how to get to your destinations.

    From Beijing, go to the Dongzhimen subway station and follow the signs to the "bus transfer hall" (Long-Distance BusHub). Take bus 852 (RMB15) to Pinggu district (1hr15m). Alight at Pinggu Hospital or any stop along this road. Then take either bus 25 or 38 to Shilinxia 石林峡 (RMB5, 40min). Buses and routes are all listed on the bus-stops (in Chinese).
    Written October 16, 2019
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  • AussieChad
    Brisbane, Australia285 contributions
    There’s no doubt that this place has seen better days, but the boat ride along the gorge and the hike up to the viewpoint definitely make it worth the trip from Beijing.

    The day I went the dragon escalator was working. The cable car and toboggan was not going. It was raining, so that might of been a factor. There is also a place to bungee jump, it was only 260RMB if you are feeling brave. We had lunch just outside the main gate, it was delicious and cheap.
    Written July 10, 2020
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  • Crwydrgi
    Newport, Wales60 contributions
    A must-see attraction, but if you want to walk it you need a measure of fitness and determination, at least we did from our entry point. The steps were steep and uneven from a time when it was more important to slow down invaders than to attract tourists. At first we were left behind as younger members of the party dashed ahead, but we kept going slowly and eventually ascended further than any of them to enjoy superb views across the spectacular scenery.
    Written March 9, 2020
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  • CTMerebear
    Beijing, China104 contributions
    We did a quick visit to the Summer Palace and Forbidden City. We were picked up from our compound and whisked away to our sites. David was very friendly and knowledgeable about the history of each location. Our tours were totally catered to what we wanted to see. Thank you for being so flexible!
    Written February 16, 2021
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  • Lisa
    Beijing, China7 contributions
    We are expats living in Beijing, and due to the current epidemic prevention rules, we had to cancel our original plans for a long weekend at the last minute. We contacted China Highlights and they planned a great last-minute staycation for us near the Great Wall.
    Written May 8, 2022
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  • Lane C
    4 contributions
    This review covers multiple interactions I have had with James over the past few years. I have been on multi-day trips with larger groups, single-day adventures with my family and friends, camping trips that included a lot of hiking with teenage boys, and have even put together my own hiking itinerary with input from James. The experience and scenery in each case has been a real treat and memories my family and I will never forget. Every positive comment I have heard and seen about James is true. We have had great memories and have spent a lot of time talking about and sharing them all. I have recommended Trekclub Tours and will continue to do so to all my friends and contacts who are looking for more adventure that take you off the beaten path.
    Written March 11, 2021
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  • philippe h
    1 contribution
    Dom and his team have that great ability to make anything from a hutong tour or visit to the great wall both fun and informative. We headed out to the great wall in Gubeikou - a stunning section of the wall. the day was wrapped up with an imrovised Ice Swim in central Beijing followed by a well deserved Pint at one of the local brewries. thanks again to all @ Our Beijing!
    Written January 17, 2022
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