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Travel Great Wall

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Mutianyu Great Wall small group tour, Great Wall car rental service,...

Mutianyu Great Wall small group tour, Great Wall car rental service, Beijing airport layover tour. Jinshanling Great Wall hiking towards to Simatai was amazing !"Not been on the Great Wall, not a great man."—Chinese proverb.The least spoiled part of the Great Wall.The hike from the west Jinshanling to the east Simatai is the most challenging Great Wall hike in Beijing.

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Small Group Tour: Enjoy Your Day on Mutianyu Great Wall including Lunch
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Hike from Jinshanling to Simatai

We walked the Great Wall from Jinshanling to Simatai on 15th August 2007. We travelled to Jinshanling from Beijing (2 - 2 1/2 hrs) in a private taxi which we booked via the... read more

Reviewed 7 October 2007
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2007

We walked the Great Wall from Jinshanling to Simatai on 15th August 2007. We travelled to Jinshanling from Beijing (2 - 2 1/2 hrs) in a private taxi which we booked via the internet. We used a taxi driver called John ([--]) who spoke good English and was very accomodating. We agreed a price of 700RMB but there were 4... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2007

I don't think I can remember any man-made thing ever impressing me like the Great Wall. It's simply mind-boggling to see a small part of it snaking through the mountaintops, and then think about 3000 miles of wall stretching across China. The Wall at Simatai is simply wonderful. Views of the mountains and the surrounding area are breathtaking. My work... More 

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9 Thank the_jerm
Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2007

I have visited the Great Wall at both Simatai and Badaling, and Simatai wins hands down! The Great Wall at Badaling has been restored to the point of looking like something from Disneyland. The crowds also feel like something from Disneyland, so I felt the true power of the Great Wall was lost. The Wall at Simatai is still quite... More 

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Reviewed 20 April 2007

Simatai (I have also seen it written as Si Ma Tai) is north of Beijing about 2 hours (if there isn't much traffic) by taxi. I got there by tour guide, but I recommend that you do some research and check with your hotel or bargain with a taxi to get there. I also recommend that you do your own... More 

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Reviewed 29 January 2007

We visited Simatai in January and there were very few other people, other than the locals, there. We took the 970 bus out of Beijing to Miyun and hired a taxi from there. We were the only ones going up on the cable car to the Wall. It was a bit of a steep walk from the end of the... More 

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Reviewed 4 January 2007

I hope that those of you who read this and are of able physical shape will avoid the McWall at Badaling and venture out to Jinshanling and Simatai, which are less-restored and less-visited sections. They are exceptional, and you do not have to share your experience with thousands-- making it far easier to imagine the time when it was an... More 

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Reviewed 23 November 2006

We followed the directions in the lonely planet which i think involved a bus or two and a taxi. pretty amazing when we got there. We were walking on a Chinese wall.

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Reviewed 1 November 2006

I actually hiked from Jinshanling to Simatai so this review is for that entire section of the wall. Downtown Backpackers offers a service whereby they drop off a minivan of people at Jinshanling and pick them up again 5 hours later at Simatai. I wasn't staying at the Backpackers, though they were happy to sign me up when I enquired... More 

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