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Jinshan Great Wall, Luanping County

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  • Is a section of the great wall far more distant from the center of the capital. Be prepared to face traffic jams on the road.
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  • Beautiful location, beautiful view. In one word "top". You must surely have seen. Nothing can match this.
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  • The almost 2 hours from the capital, you can take the bus to the base of the cable car at the station Wangjing West.
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  • The Great Wall seems to go on forever... Jinshanling is about a 2 hour drive from Beijing's city center and is thus one of the least populated sections of the wall. I went in early January and there were very few tourists around, which also meant that there were very few people trying to sell you things. I probably saw less than 20 people during a 2.5 hour hike. What's interesting about Jinshanling is that there are sections that have been left unrestored, so you have a chance to see both modern and ancient parts of the wall. Some parts are relatively steep, so if hiking is a challenge for you, other sections of the Great Wall might be better. Note: There was a little bit of snow and ice on the wall, but for the most part, a walkway was cleared and I never felt like there was any sort of danger during the hike. I walked it in standard tennis shoes.
  • The Great Wall at Jinshanling is about 155 kilometers away from downtown Beijing and stretches from Miyun County of Beijing to Luanping County of Hebei Province. It is the best preserved part of the Great Wall in the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) with many original features. Jinshanling connects to the Great Wall at Simatai in the east and Great Wall at Gubeikou in the west. The name of Jinshanling comes from two watchtowers, Great Jinshan Tower and Small Jinshan Tower on the Great Wall in this region. It was said that 3,000 soldiers from Jiangsu and Zhejiang provinces, under the command of famous Ming General Qijiguang (1528-1587), built two watchtowers and named them after the Great Jinshan Island and Small Jinshan Island in their hometown to show their sentimental feelings.
  • I visited the Great Wall way back in 1993, on my in my return to Hawaii. It has a very long history all the back in the 1300, the only man made visible in the moon, hundred of thousand people perish during the construction of that magnificent icons, it's was constructed to prevent the Mongols & Turks from entering the city.
  • It is on the border between Beijing and Hebei province and on the way to Mountain Resort of Chengde or Bishu Shanzhuang. It is one of the best kept Great Wall secrets. Since it is far away from Beijing (2+ hrs drive), there are relatively few people. Plus, the area has the combination of old wall, half refurbished wall, and some new walls. You can find every type. The hike can be long or short. But it is pretty easy in general. The best part is that you can be away from Beijing's smog. Been there some 30 yrs ago. It has changed a lot since then. Gate tickets are a bit pricey. Be prepared. There is no directions. Maps are not very well marked. Easy for kids. Or you can try the gondola. The entrance fee is a bit pricy.
  • Perfect place to visit the Great Wall, not too crowded
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