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Me and my boyfriend did the hike from Jiankou to Mutianyu which I absolutely recommend, especially for unexperienced hikers. It allowed us to see both the wild and the restored... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Me and my boyfriend did the hike from Jiankou to Mutianyu which I absolutely recommend, especially for unexperienced hikers. It allowed us to see both the wild and the restored parts of the wall and both are beautiful. But Jiankou is the real deal, hands down. I will never forget this incredible feeling of standing atop Zhengbeilou tower and see... More 

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It wild, ruined, beautiful and strong section of the wall. You see the high and down slopes all the way without limit. If you are physically fit, I highly recommend you to come here. If you are moderate fitness, you can still climb to the watch tower and see the Jiankou from there, still very worth. Please hire a proper... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Far less crowded than Badaling and Mutianyu, Jiankou is an unrestored section of wall that is incredibly scenic, especially on a clear spring or fall day. Only around 10-20 people come each day. Make sure you are in an excellent physical shape and wear appropriate hiking shoes and clothing. Do not do the hike if you are afraid of heights... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If your looking for a true adventure without the crowds, this is it. It might take a little leg work to get here, but make the effort. We stayed at the small village of Xizhazi for 3 nights and enjoyed ourselves. Note, there are signs everywhere that say you are not allowed to climb, this is false. Also after hiking... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My first time in china I had to fly to Beijing to visit this wonder of the world, I climbed 8km but got tired, the place is very cold and make sure you where an appropriate sporting attires

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Reviewed 14 March 2017

What a view, what a construction, the massive size, the 6.000 Km of an stunning wall, the architecture, the challenge, the accomplishment of being on a place that can be seen from space, climbing those irregular steps and arriving to the top!

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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 13 March 2017

We visit the Great Wall on our trip to China. it was our 1st stop on our 21 day trip. It was the greatest experience of a life time. It is not to be missed, as a 65 year old not very fit lady I didn't think I would ever be able to do this but was determined to do... More 

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Reviewed 5 March 2017

The Great Wall of China is a series of fortifications made of stone and other materials built along an East to West direction. Originally conceived by Emperor Qin Shi Huang in the third century B.C. as a means of preventing incursions from nomads. It was never effective. But it is one of the most extensive construction projects ever. The best... More 

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Reviewed 20 February 2017

Probably is the best passage of the Great Wall in Beijing, but little bit dangerous for kids or acrophobes. Best season is May or October.

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Reviewed 17 January 2017 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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