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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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  • I can not emphasize this enough! This section is amazing, unrestored, with great scenic views all around, and all without the crowds. I enjoyed this section more due to this 
  • Remote, quiet and wild section of the great wall. I visited this section in October 2016 in rainy and misty weather. Mysterious feel, but quite slippery. Very steep climbs/descents. Need to be physica...  more »
  • A bit further out than Mutianyu, but worth the extra half hour journey as we were the only tour group there!