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...can describe the amazing feeling sitting on one of the old watchtowers with simply no one around. we felt like the guards watching for the mongolian armee.
unbelievable, one of our most impressive trips ever.
This part of the wall is beautiful and the best part is that you will not be bothered by annoying tourists shoving umbrellas in your face and pushing you around.
I hiked the coiled dragon loop and it took me about 4 hours. However I...More
What an amazing place !
You know it’s gonna be huge but when you see it, walk on it, realize how old it is and hard to climb, this is more than AMAZING !
One of the most impressive place I have ever done. I...More
We stayed in Gubeikou for two days and did two treks, the coiled dragon loop (circa 2.5 hours around Gubeikou) and the longer 6 hour hike to Jingshanling. Absolutely great seeing the wall in (nearly) its raw state with great views of the mountains and...More
We visited this older part of the wall with Leo our guide from Beijing walking tours
We were the only people on the wall so an amazing private tour
The walk up is not for the old or unfit as many steps but well worth...More
This section of the Great Wall starts immediately from the western side of the river from Gubeikou. Looking at the mountain from the southern end of the town and about 3/4 the way up the mountain, we reached the tower which has a very steep...More
One of the more challenging sections as it's falling down in several parts, overgrown in others, and with nothing in the way of side walls and spiky foliage on the surface, it's often a test for those with a fear of heights. Despite that, the...More