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Simatai Great Wall

Gubeikou Town, Beijing 101508, China
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Simatai, a section of the Great Wall of China located in the north of Miyun County, 120 km northeast of Beijing, holds the access to Gubeikou, a strategic pass in the eastern part of the Great Wall. It's one of the most untouched section of the Great Wall which will surely become the highlight of your trip to China!
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  • Very good31%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
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“simatai section” (10 reviews)
“cable car” (38 reviews)
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Gubeikou Town, Beijing 101508, China
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Totally different from the other parts of the Wall, this is just for those who have some good training under their belt. Most of the place is underkept and crumbling, but the landscape and the atmosphere are out of this world.

Thank Michele A
Reviewed 9 November 2017

Thanks to the great advice by Josh in an earlier post I took the express bus to Water Town to get to this part of the Wall. I decided to do so because the train to Badaling did not run on the day I had...More

1  Thank GuyEC2
Reviewed 6 November 2017

Further out than Mutianyu or Badaling, but much less touristic and more "genuine". unrestored, no upwalls or handlebars, much more effort needed to get up there but totally worth it. ! the Gubei watertown below is a fake, all new and empty buildings. few restaurants...More

Thank Harmenpeet
Reviewed 5 November 2017

We went here as a couple and it was different experience. It is showcase of Chinese history and culture. It was very enjoyable ride.

Thank Amba J
Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

My wife and I visited Simatai at the great wall after we had visited the Badaling great wall both were very excellent however this part of the wall was exceptional because it was not crowded and the views were amazing

Thank John M
Reviewed 18 October 2017

Simatai is incredibly beautiful. After researching that Jinshaling was closed, we opted for Simatai. And boy there are no regrets. You can read the reviews and photos, but my review is a travel guide as to how to get to Simatai because nobody knows how...More

9  Thank Josh H
Reviewed 9 October 2017

Our family went with our friends'. It was absolutely unique experience. The long walk towards the wall is so enjoyable that we had wonderful talks along the way. There are a few spots where you could take breathtaking photos. Where we were on the wall,...More

Thank David Z
Reviewed 22 September 2017

The experience of seeing this section of the Great Wall was beyond expectations! Do yourself a favor and stay overnight in the Gubei water town, and see this wonder night and day. The cable car ride, is about 7 minutes of a steep ride up...More

Thank callmeamby
Reviewed 21 September 2017

As the author of seven novels, which are all works of historical fiction set in Asia, I’ve been blessed to travel to some of the most interesting places on that extraordinary continent. My novel about the Great Wall, Unbound, was just released, and I believe...More

2  Thank John S
Reviewed 21 September 2017

I read one review which said that you can walk up if you are reasonably fit. I think this is irresponsible. We take our dog for decent walks twice a day and wouldn't consider walking up. It is a strenuous climb and also takes a...More

3  Thank Nigel G
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6 August 2017|
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Response from Cherry Mae W | Reviewed this property |
if its ok for you to stay overnight there. I can recommend where we stayed. Its a homestay and the owner has a car. He picked us up from center beijing drove us to simatai. we hike by ourselves, he picked us up after and... More
27 April 2017|
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Response from Denstrip | Reviewed this property |
It would not be very safe to take a dog in the crowds, you would have to carry it and you would not be able to hang on to the rail.
27 April 2017|
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Response from Jan W | Reviewed this property |
I would say yes, when we where their we had also a dog with us and haven't had any problems. Cheers Jan