The Great Wall of Gubeikou, Beijing

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Snaking along ridges and across hills, The Great Wall of Gubeikou preserves the ancient architectural beauty of a part of the Great Wall that has never undergone reconstruction. The structures' rather dilapidated state actually lets you get a close-up view of the way they were made. Enjoy views of huge green hilly expanses while hiking along its shrub-dotted pavements. Stretching for about 40 km (25 mi), the section features over 170 turrets, with the Big Flower Watchtower the best-preserved among them. Initially built in the mid-6th century along the Yan Mountains, the wall has witnessed over 150 battles. With our world travel planner, Beijing attractions like The Great Wall of Gubeikou can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • September 30, 2017
    We left Beijing pretty early and took a couple of busses to get to Gubeikou. We want to do both the dragon section and crouching tiger but only had time for one. Chose crouching tiger because of how t...  more »
  • September 12, 2017
    Walked the crouching tiger trail, superb views, hard work but worth it. Weather was excellent with not to many tourists.  more »
  • September 10, 2017
    We arrived at Gubeikou in the late afternoon, a few minutes before sunset. Access is free and after a short climb you reach the wall. Here there are walls and towers were rebuilt and you can see the signs that time has left on the stones. Really atmospheric.
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  • June 27, 2017
    Not toristy at all. More primitive hiking experience and awesome hammock camping on top of the wall.

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