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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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  • I will try to share my experience here as best as I can, I've visited the wall on the 16th of May of 2017. My wife and I have used Joe as our guide, which we found here in TripAdvisor: https://www.tri...  more »
  • Spectacular scenery of the Great Wall and some great photos to be had at sunrise or sunset. There were some crumbly steps/half steps so this is challenging and not for really young children or elderly...  more »
  • We took a taxi to Jinshanling Great Wall, had the driver wait for us while we hiked around, and then took us back to our hotel in Beijing. It was a very pricey, but avoided the logistics around taking...  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!
  • It takes about 2.5hours to drive from central Beijing. This section has been renovated about 90% and it is being renovated further, so be quick! Also if you are visiting it in the next weeks/months, make sure it is still open, because they will be closing this section for renovations (which has already started!). When you get there you will be hassled by locals to buy beer, water, selfie sticks, etc... also some of them might help you with buying tickets or anything else, always expecting you to tip them. You won't need help really, signs are in English. You will buy the tickets for 65RMB each and if you want to take the cable car up to the wall (which I highly recommend) you will need to buy them once you are already inside for 40RMB. If you don't take the cable car you will need to go up a lot of stairs which will take you about 40 minutes! The cable car takes about 10-15 mins and saves you a lot of boring walk in the middle of nowhere up stairs with not very interesting views. The walk from the West to East section took me about 1.5hr. Some steep hills and stairs up and down, so bring some non-slippery shoes (I've walked with my Vans without a problem).
  • 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.