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“Best guide ever to The Great Wall - China”

Beyond the Great Wall
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One-Day Private Datong Great Wall Tour
Ranked #13 of 65 things to do in Datong
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New York City, New York
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43 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Best guide ever to The Great Wall - China”
Reviewed August 31, 2013

We just returned from a visit to the Great Wall in China. Excellent tour guide picked us up at airport - Shane will gladly give u his contact info on request.

Visited August 2013
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“Big new Old Walls”
Reviewed August 10, 2013 via mobile

Inside the big modern bustling city of Datong there is an old City area and a couple of beautiful old temples. Surrounding this area is a monumental, newly built, wall, which will soon be completed to surround the old City area. The wall, temples and views make for an interesting walk. The wall is several kilometres long but the south gate and nearby Huayan monastery are definitely worth the journey, and there are still a few remnants of the old rammed earth walls to be seen.

Visited July 2013
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Melbourne, Australia
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“More correctly INSIDE the Datong wall....!!!”
Reviewed November 15, 2012

The Old Datong township has a lovely wall around it - all re-constructed to be like new, but you'd swear it's 2000 years old. It's therefore possible to walk around the Old Town - which itself is being "restored". Beside the West Gate ??( please, please check ) there is a fantastic large modern gallery space built within the wall. I was lucky enough to be there for the Datong Biennial and saw some of the best sculpture I've seen anywhere in the world. They have other exhibitions.

Visited December 2011
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Kunming, China
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“A look back in history”
Reviewed May 21, 2012

This section of the Great Wall is not rebuilt. Just rubble and stones. Gives a look back in history that is difficult to find any more in China.

Visited May 2012
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