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Simatai Great Wall, Beijing

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Great Wall · Hidden Gem · State Park
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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  • A super hiking experience on remnants of the Great Wall of China. This is one of the greatest wonders of the world. Truly an awesome experience.  more »
  • Having been to Badaling and Mutianyu sections of the Great Wall, I was therefore looking forward to visit the Simatai section. The added bonus is that there is the option to visit in the evening. To....  more »
  • If you want to find the old Great Wall without many tourist, this is the only place you can go. First time I went more than 15 years ago and it is still in my heart  more »

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