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Simatai Great Wall, Beijing

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See a section of China's most famous structure at Simatai Great Wall. Originally constructed in the 6th century, this section of the World Heritage-listed wall underwent reconstruction during the 14th century; today, it measures 5.4 km (3.3 mi) long, separated into eastern and western sections by a lake and water town. Climb the many beacon towers for extensive views of the vast landscape on either side of the wall. Designed to keep invaders out, this section is much more accessible these days, with a cable car making exploration of the wall particularly easy. Before you head to Beijing, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Beijing trip builder tool , to make sure you see all that Beijing has to offer, including Simatai Great Wall.
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  • September 22, 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, ...  more »
  • September 21, 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...  more »
  • September 21, 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 stren...  more »
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  • July 4, 2017
    Get ready for a lot of stairs but what a great view from tower 9 or 10.
  • January 29, 2017
    To enter the Sunanta GW, you will need to walk pass the Gu Bei Water Town
  • September 18, 2016
    Beautiful section of the Great Wall. Not as many visitors as it is further from Beijing than Badaling and Mutianyu. Steep climb with high vistas.
  • May 15, 2017
    the best one that close to Beijing
  • December 10, 2016
    amazing

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