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“Not authentic” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of Juyong Pass of Great Wall

Juyong Pass of Great Wall
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Private Tour: Half-Day Tour to Great Wall at Juyongguan
Ranked #10 of 1,603 things to do in Beijing
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Owner description: 12 miles north of Changping and 37 miles north of Beijing. Apparently closest portion of Great Wall to Beijing.
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“Not authentic”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 10, 2014

I travelled to two sections of the Great Wall this Juyong pass being the first. It seems newly constructed and I was told by a Chinese man who has walked all sections of the Great Wall in Beijing that it was re constructed in 1995. Not sure if this is true but it does not seem to have a feeling of great age to it. It now has tourist shops and a place you can get your name carved on bamboo momento plaques.
There is a steep climb and a less steep climb, I did the steep one because the sun was going down behind the steep section and I figured the photos would be better pointing at the part not blocked by the sun. I also went to Gubeikou Great Wall which was wild, unrestored ( but they are starting to restore a section of it) and breathtakingly beautiful. This part of the wall is at one part 1600 years old and another part 600 years old. I loved it amazing! A 3 hour bus ride fro Beijing but worth it. Go there instead.

Visited April 2014
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“Juyong medium, go to Badaling the TOP”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 6, 2014

many tour operator stop to Juyong to visit the wall, easier for the guids, easier to park the bus, but for tourists : it is a poor place to see the wall, please be curious and ask to go to Badaling, only 11km more, but the BEST PLACE to see the Great Wall, i saw the both place and the Juyong plca is poor, in comparison to the Badaling place, Badaling is wonderfull and you sse a really great wall, go early the morning to walk on the wall , it is not so crowdy ...please don't believe tour operators and guides which say Juyong is great , because it is only confortable for them, ask to see Badaling because it is the best for tourists ... for tour operator and guides it is only a question of money , money before , and tourist pleasure after ... it is my experience ...
sorry for the english i am french ... but i want share my experience with everybody in the world...

Visited March 2014
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Melbourne, Australia
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“Watch your step!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 30, 2014

Love the great wall. I find China a challenging place to travel if you typically like things, er, 'nice'. But the great wall is impressive, the steps can be challenging as each rise and step is a different size, some quite difficult. I think you're best going to the Great Wall with other people, not solo, or go on a tour with group. Well worth the visit, it is really impressive.

Visited April 2013
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“A quieter section of the Wall”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 28, 2014

Having been to Badaling and Mutianyu sections, this part is definitely quieter in comparison. There are 2 directions you can take, 1 is steeper than the other. If you take the gentler one, it takes a person of average fitness around 15-20min to hike to the top.

Visited March 2014
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“Climb to the top!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 24, 2014

This was the number one reason why we went on our tour of China with Gate 1... and it did not in any way disappoint! The climb was very hard, but it was 100% worth it! Even though the day was hazy with smog, it was awesome to be standing on the Great Wall of China! A day that I will never forget! Going in March was really great - there was not a crowd at all and you felt like you were the only one climbing the wall. Incredible experience and this item on my bucket list has been checked off! :-)

Visited March 2014
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