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The Great wall of Jiankou-The Great Wall Alternative, Beijing

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Discover a photographic hotspot and a well-preserved section of the historic Great Wall at The Great wall of Jiankou-The Great Wall Alternative. Built during the Tang dynasty, the dolomite wall consists of 28 towers and stretches for a total of 15 km (9.3 mi). Some sections get steep with an angle of 80 degrees and can challenge even the most skilful of trekkers. Use our Beijing vacation planner to visit The Great wall of Jiankou-The Great Wall Alternative on your trip to Beijing, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • It was cold when we where here in April. Husband had a business trip in China, so my teenaged son and I tagged along. Did all the sights. Loved the Hutong and the Wall. Get a good tour guide. It's a l...  more »
  • I have been here two times with friends, and always enjoyed to camping and hiking here, not boring and fresh air! A little bit dangerous to keep the mind fresh! I will go there again for next time.  more »
  • We took slow train from Beijing to Huairou & car to Jiankou (Xizhazi village) and roughly after 2,5h on the way we appeared in the place I thought don't exist in north China... nature, almost no peopl...  more »

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