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Beijing 100022, China
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Small Group Tour: Enjoy Your Day on Mutianyu Great Wall including Lunch
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Mutianyu Great Wall small group tour, Great Wall car rental service, Beijing airport layover tour. Jinshanling Great Wall hiking towards to Simatai was amazing !"Not been on the Great Wall, not a great man."—Chinese proverb.The least spoiled part of the Great Wall.The hike from the west Jinshanling to the east Simatai is the most challenging Great Wall hike in Beijing.
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Reviewed 19 May 2010

One of the highlights of my trip was doing this hike. We did it through Beijing Downtown Backpackers for 280Y, which included a minibus transfer, all entrance fees (except if you want cable car at the beginning or the zipline at the end) and a...More

3  Thank jwyh
Reviewed 4 April 2010

If you are staying near Beijing, there are many nearby places to experience the Great Wall.. most of which are heavily commercialized. To get a real sense of the magnitude and beauty of the wall it is worth the approximately 2 hour ride to Simatai....More

2  Thank Pechorin14
Reviewed 13 February 2010

I visited this part of the great wall as i was told that it was least frequented by tourists and remains intact as it was back in its hey day... There is a small village with a restaurant at the foot of the mountains as...More

3  Thank Mandrake09
Reviewed 15 January 2010

We really enjoyed the section of the Great Wall at Simatou, more than Badaling which I had visited previously. It is worth the two-hour drive. Take the steep hike up the wall, not the tram. We were there in January 2010, with afternoon high temp...More

4  Thank dave_tr
Reviewed 3 January 2010

Hands down the best thing I did in Beijing (and one of the best things I've done anywhere). I asked my hotel (Grand Hyatt) to book me a taxi and to agree a fix rate with the driver beforehand. He drove us to the cable...More

4  Thank Hula_Hooper
Reviewed 2 January 2010

I went there today. I booked it through www.beijing-travels.com - no shopping stops guaranteed (!). It was great! I decided not to do the hike from Jinshaling to Simatai (4-5 hours steep up/down climbing) because I was afraid of the cold (it's freezing! and the...More

1  Thank travel2be
Reviewed 10 December 2009

The hike from Jinshaling to Simatai was so far the best thing from my 10 days between Beijing and Shanghai. I was a little worried at the beginning to do this 5 hour hike in winter and on my own but it was great although...More

2  Thank silarem
Reviewed 22 November 2009

Forget about Badaling, Mutianyu, just go to Simatai - Jinshanlin Great Wall. On 21 Nov 2009, I paid RMB 420+RMB 50 (For Jinshanling Ticket) with this Chinese Tour Agency @ http://www.cits.com.cn/citsonlineWeb/switchdo.do?prefix=/oneday&page=/detailInfo.do&route_id=07000002743 The travel from Beijing is about 3 hours / 140km, to a tiny town...More

2  Thank Kenryuu
Reviewed 5 November 2009

I highly recommend making the longer journey to this fantastic section of the Great Wall. I was lucky enough to have a local accompany me, who strongly advised against the other closer areas due to the high numbers of tourists. At Simatai, there was hardly...More

Thank Jetsetter_AU
Reviewed 8 October 2009

The easiest route to the Great Wall from Beijing a bus to Badaling, but easiest does not mean the best. If you are adventurous and have a little extra time, go to Simatai! This is an unrestored section of the Wall, so the hike is...More

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233judith
29 March 2017|
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Response from Noordbarian | Reviewed this property |
Mutianyu is an easy section to hike and should be fine for someone your age. It is the most restored section, an easy hike, and has cable cars up and down. You would not miss the views for taking a cable car and can still... More
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tkghill
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Response from Paiiy S |
Yes of course. I have taken long distance bus from Wangjing west station to Jinshanling and then from bus stop at Jinshanling you can call some taxi there bring you to the entrance. I paid about 100 RMB for... More
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