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"xizhazi village"
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"dirt path"
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"ox"
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"mutianyu section"
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"restored section"
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"hiking shoes"
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"amazing hike"
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"lonely planet"
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"express bus"
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"up hill"
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"hour hike"
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"wear good shoes"
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Reviewed yesterday

i'm not very sure if its Jiankou or jinshanling where we went trekking but as a first time visitor to the great wall pls don't do this trek. first time you should see the restored part to take in its glory. trekking can be done...More

Thank Priety P
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were driven ninety kilometres from the city into the hills to the section of the wall called the Mutianyu. We were the first vehicle to arrive in the carpark at Mutianyu, which was great no crowds or long queues the morning air was still...More

Thank stewart12
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was fortunate to hike the Great Wall from Jiankou to Mutianyu in MArch 2018. The Jiankou section is Wild Wall. This section has not been restored and an is amazing experience and great contrast to the more restored and tourist sections. On the day...More

Thank gbam2017
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We hiked this part of the Great Wall as part of a 2 day hiking and camping tour. Our group of 12 plus guides were the only people we saw on this part of the Wall! The weather was cold, windy and overcast when we...More

Thank Randall K
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This part of the wall is sort of closed and requires some natives knowledge to guide you through. However, the scale of the wall, the views of auburn trees and not restored wall gives the feel of genuine authenticity. Even if it is crumbling it...More

Thank Mantas D
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I do recommend this site very much. Wear your walking shoes. The gift shop is ok. We did order the commemorative wall hanging and like it.

Thank Tina L
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Seeing the Great Wall was amazing. It looked like all the photos I had previously seen of it. We walked up to the first lookout and wow felt great. The only thing was it was very hard to breathe. Don’t know wheather it was the...More

Thank jam597
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Reviewed 8 March 2018 via mobile

Its wonderful to visit this place! I can't describe it , its just great! Its life time experience.. Its away from the noise in beijine.

1  Thank Fahad910
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Reviewed 6 March 2018

Our guided small tour with Viator started in Jiankou, the wild restored section, to Mutianyu, the restored section. There were only 4 of us plus the wonderful guide who speaks very good English. As it was the low season, end of Nov., we had the...More

1  Thank LS20170127
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Reviewed 23 January 2018

We hiked (as many do) from Jiankou to Mutianyu. If anyone is thinking that Jiankou is not worth the hike, money, or effort, you would be wrong. The un-restored section is beautiful and remote. We saw two other people, briefly, the entire hike before reaching...More

2  Thank Lainy1993
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Samson D
24 October 2016|
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Response from SFdaisy |
You can try Beijing Walking +86 13581665548. We used Leo to take us to JianKou and hike to Mutainyu. You can also do it as an unguided tour. Reasonable price and provides transportation from Beijing.
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BOOMERANGO
17 October 2016|
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Response from Monica S | Reviewed this property |
It can be, depending on what form of transportation you can manage to arrange for the trip to the wall. Once st the wall you will want to spend a minimum 2 hours there. Have fun!
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Kevin L
10 November 2015|
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Response from CekayFarnsworth | Reviewed this property |
I would not know. I do not even know there is such a day tour. If there is such a day tour, I doubt it is legal. I would advise you to look into their legitimacy, insurance coverage, etc. Gratuities are normally not... More
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