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Jinshanling Great Wall, Luanping County

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Trek Jinshanling Great Wall, a well-restored section of the wall renowned for picturesque views. Situated 130 km (80 mi) from Beijing, this area of the legendary wall doesn't typically get as crowded as some of the others. View an array of interesting features preserved on the massive structure, such as barrier walls and watchtowers, each one with a description in English about its history. Hike along this remote zone of the Great Wall, take some great shots, and enjoy the lush, mountainous scenery and peaceful atmosphere of the surroundings. Put Jinshanling Great Wall on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Luanping County trip builder.
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  • This section of the great wall is set in the most amazing mountains. It is mostly left unrestored. I could spend days just hiking the wall and enjoying the outdoors here. Easily one of my favorite exp...  more »
  • This part of the wall from Jinshanling to Simatai, is absolute and therefore highly recommended! Although this section is about two hours drive from Beijing very far away but for that you get to see an original section of the wall and a part on the little tourism there is a restored section. If you then visit this off-season, walking part alone on the wall. The route is quite passable with 5 kilometers, even if this section includes some very steep gradients and therefore in damp or worse rather less weather is recommended, or at least with suitable footwear, as danger otherwise slipping and tripping! You should be all right to walk and have a certain level of fitness to cope this section because he, as written above, the part in the original state and therefore not attached to or prepared. For that but you get pure nature and a real and genuine impression of the Chinese wall, without mass tourism or annoying traders. You can for this tour rent a guide as we have done, or but also on his own run, even if it is then more difficult to find the input or output. It is important to mention that on this section the weather in part can be very chilly and windy especially, because the wall there runs a mountain chain and the climate is much rougher than in Beijing. Bottom line: Who wants to experience the wall in its original state and can take the journey time from two to three hours in purchase, should visit this section, still far away from the mass tourism is simple and has a very nice overview on the landscape and the nature! Important: Be sure suitable take footwear with profile and wind-proof jacket!
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  • We, a family group of 6, visited the Great Wall at Jinshanling on March 9, and we can't say enough good things about it. The weather was perfect for hiking - sunny and cool, but not too cool. We start...  more »
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  • 5 stars doesn't do this place justice. This part of the wall is not crowded at all (I could count the number of people I saw in late March) and is incredible. Has a lot of famous historical points as well. Bring comfortable shoes and water as this is a hike and many stairs. I highly recommend this part of the wall!
  • Less crowded than the other parts of the Great Wall but quite a distance away. Best to go with a tour agency especially if you are unable to speak Mandarin
  • Started at the South Gate. Had a great hike of a couple of hours during the late Autumn season in mid November 2016 where the cable car service stopped, and we made the walk right up to the finishing point at the East Gate. It was very windy and the segment closer to Simitai was wild/unrepaired and simply love the way it was left untouched. There were very few tourists, this itself is a major plus point. The hike is moderate in difficulties as compared to Badaling and Mutianyu. If you are not a person who gives up easily, Its all worth the hike.
  • A really beautiful area. Even without the wall it's still a gorgeous trip to the mountains, and climbing the wall was amazing. Not too crowded. This is not recommended for those who are not very mobile. Those who have difficulty with stairs are advised against attempting this section.
  • It is definitely a great place, not only because of its scenery, but also the memory I shared with my family when I left from Beijing to North America.