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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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  • Half way to Badaling, went there on a bright cloudless sunny, smogless November Day. Was a bit breezy and cold but otherwise was fantastic day to see the Wall. Climbed the lesser of the Walls and was ...  more »
  • We used Great Wall Adventures to hike 8 miles along the Great Wall, starting in Jiankou. Not for the unfit! This was a most challenging hike, and well worth it for the views and culture. Be sure your ...  more »
  • My fiancé and I wanted to hike the Great Wall and wanted to see it in it's unrestored state: Jiankou is where to start off. We hired John with HereisBeijing.com and he dropped us off at the bottom of ...  more »