Jinshanling Great Wall, Luanping County
Categories: Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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 was the best thing we did in China and we think we found the best location as we were able to walk up to the wall or catch a gondola... we could do what we wanted, unguided & just given clear dir... read more »
We visited the Great Wall in August 2015. We decided to join a one-day tour that we booked in a Beijing Tourism Infopoint just in front of our Hotel (Howard Johnson Beijing Railway Station). We spent ... read more »
Un sueño cumplido haber llegado hasta la muralla. Recomiendo este lugar por que hay muy poca gente. Se puede recorrer caminando aproximadamente 6 Kmts hasta llegar al punto de salida. Hermosas vistas ... read more »A dream come true having reached the wall. I recommend this place because there are very few people. You can go walking approximately 6 km until you reach the exit point. Beautiful views and areas where you can see the wall without spare parts, which makes the trip completely authentic. I recommend going to this point.show original
Tiger Henry Wong
Spectaticular and original view of great wall.......promminent look and real taste of greatness , really worth the visit.
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.
Amazing segment of the great wall.
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