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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. Plan to see Simatai Great Wall and other attractions that appeal to you using our Beijing vacation trip planner.
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  • A friend of mine recommended come this part of the great wall of china. walking the Great Wall from Jinshanling to Simatai. old wild great wall. off the beaten path! 
  • Was using the January holidays. You can climb to sīmǎtái primer to the wall in the morning and evening, but those who have stayed in water service. However, at night required round-trip aerial tramway, 120 Yuan. Night admission 6 pm-in wall, and turned back right away is made immediately prior to 1 pair was only the tourists had special feeling in your own situation. Just go at night is actually a write-up from the 1 tower are all from 10 5 floor and only 6 Tower, but still personally who's not the wall, was worth 10. Walk 10 Tower from Tower 1 to open the next morning too soon also went to sīmǎtái is aerial tramway was still not working, so, I've been flying. Total round-trip walk is approximately 2 hours long. From the gate to China 1 kg little light about a 15-minute uphill with ease are entertained 1 building from 4 building up another steep staircase in pretty hard. (Even scary back down) the breath. I'd better wait a little for the elderly, was used for the aerial tramway. Views is to one this morning, no clouds one of the best views in the direction not to match. Well on the anyhow almost empty landscape, from 3 Lou did not repair the most, is good not too much wall. (From Tower 1/3 building are steep stairs and dangerous both walls are increasingly built do not) I think it's best to stay in service water to sīmǎtái.
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  • Simatai Section were not restored, it just left like what it is, you can experience some ruin. If you get down here, the best time is by the end of summer, around October or September, i've been here ...  more »
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  • 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.
  • Buityfull place
  • 北京四大長城(八達嶺, 居庸關, 慕田峪, 司馬台)之中最險要的一條, 但風景亦是最美的一條. 不建議小童和長者前往.
  • Great view