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Address: Gubeikou Town, Beijing 101508, China
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08:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

Simatai, a section of the Great Wall of China located in the north of Miyun...

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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Such an amazing place to experience the Great Wall. Stunning 360 degree views of the countryside, the wall in the distance, and Gubei Water Town. A steep climb that is a little... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Reanna C
Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Such an amazing place to experience the Great Wall. Stunning 360 degree views of the countryside, the wall in the distance, and Gubei Water Town. A steep climb that is a little precarious in places (as the wall has not been extensively restored, but that is part of the charm), it is worth every step. I came during winter and... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A friend of mine recommended this daytrip to me. It involves walking the Great Wall from Jinshanling to Simatai. There are numerous offers with visits to other places or stops at their stalls, but one is very basic. It is offered by Downtown Backpackers. They drive you in a private bus to Jinshanling (about 3 hours), buy the tickets and... More 

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Fort-de-France, Martinique
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

we went to two sections of the Great Wall of China, Simatai great wall and Mutianyu, Simatai great wall would recommend!!! this section a bit further away from Beijing, but NOT crowded and magnificent views!!! amazing!

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Chongqing Region, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Take a look at this wall at NIGHT. The LED lighting makes for an outstanding thread of light snaking up the mountain. This is a fine example of how the wall of china must have felt at the time of it's construction. Steep, difficult to walk on, forget it if it is raining or icy. We approached from the WTown... More 

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Macau, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Simatai Great Wall Ticket Price: RMB 40 You need to book your ticket by phone one day in advance. Right Now only the east 10 towers are open to the public. Gubei Water Town Ticket Price: RMB 80 If you buy the ticket for Gubei Water Town, then you don't need to book your Simatai Great Wall ticket one day... More 

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Ghent, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is so large and wide that everyone should see this. As a quite experienced traveller I have never seen anything like it so far. It does not seem to have a beginning or an end. Surely the best part to visit in my 4 hour hike I have seen only 20-30 other visitors... A few tips: - Choose... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We travelled to the Wall by cable car from Gubei Water Town right on dusk. Our group of 15 were the only tourists at the top. This is a travelling highlight for me. Something I will never forget. The next day we trekked over 10kms on another section of the Wall but my memories of this part of the wall,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

After surveying the difference among Badaling,Mutianyu,Simatai..we decided to do the later as it is less touristy and more in its natural state.Took express bus 855 from Dongzhimen to Gubei Watertown. The Watertown is another attraction by itself.do spend a night there as by night it is beautifully lit. We bought the tickets which we did reserved much earlier before going... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

This is the best way to visit the Great Wall. Ok, it is a bit difficult because of the hiking way... but still worth. I wanted a tour far from the tourist places. And I found it with this excursion.

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

Stayed the night in Watertown and got up early to hike up to the Great Wall here before the cable car opens. Lovely sunny smog free day was our reward. Good paths leading up, some quite steep pitches but overall manageable. Reward was being able to see over 24 watchtowers along the Wall from one spot. Fantastic!!! Got busier as... More 

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