Jinshanling to Simatai Great Wall Hiking 1-Day Excursion
There are many Great Walls in China, such as Badaling Great Wall, Juyongguan Great Wall, Mutianyu Great Wall, Huanghuacheng Great Wall, Simatai Great Wall and Jinshanling Great Wall. As a matter of fact, among them, Badaling Great Wall is the most famous Great Wall. It attracts a plenty of visitors every day. And most of visitors know little about Jinshanling Great Wall and Simatai Great Wall. Jinshanling Great Wall and Simatai Great Wall are the two most precipitous, original and preserved sections of the Great Wall. The hiking from the west Jinshanling to the east Simatai is a most challenging hiking route in Beijing. The 10-kilometer hiking usually takes about 4 to 5 hours to complete, during which there are altogether 30 watchtowers. Chairman Mao, one of the founding father of People’s Republic of China, has once said that: One who fails to reach the Great Wall is not a hero.
The hiking line is starting from the west of the Jinshanling Great Wall. Jinshanling Great Wall was named after the Jinshan Mountains. The Jinshanling Great Wall was first constructed in the Ming Dynasty by Qu Jiguang, a famous General of the early Ming Dynasty. He supervised and directed the construction of this section of the Great Wall. Now there is a cableway up to the Jinshanling Great Wall, however if by the cable car up tourists may skip over 5 watchtowers.
The Simatai section of the Great Wall is located in the northeast of Miyun County, which is 140 kilometers from downtown Beijing. It was firstly built in the early Hongwu years (1368-1398) of the Ming Dynasty. The watchtowers on the Simatai Great Wall show the elegant design and different structures. Simatai Great Wall is a fantastic site for sightseeing, photography and exploration. It has been listed by the UNESCO as one of the World Cultural Heritages.
*Free hiking on the Great Wall in Jinshanling and Simatai sections with less tourists and fresh air
*Classic trekking route
- Tour code: CPT-BT-04
- Price: from $109 p/p
- Tour type: private tour
- Departure date: flexible
- Travel route: Beijing - Jinshanling - Simatai - Beijing
- Trip length: 1 Day
At the agreed time your local guide and driver will pick you up from the hotel. Jinshanling Great Wall is located about 130 km from downtown Beijing. Drive to Jinshanling Great Wall, which may take about 3 hours’ time to get there. Jinshanling Great Wall, the essence of China's Great Wall, is full of historical sites like text blocks, barrier walls, retaining horses and screen walls. You will trek along the wall for about 12 kilometers to get to Simatai section. The Simatai Great Wall is 5 kilometers long with all together 35 watchtowers. Constructed in the Ming Dynasty, it is one of the few stretches of the Wall that still preserve the original look of that period in history. It not only features unique points from other Great Wall sections, but also shows some characteristics that could be found nowhere. You shall get down the hill to the foot of Simatai at about 3 o’ clock in the afternoon. Take some packed food as lunch, or have a Chinese lunch at the local restaurant. After that, transfer back to the hotel in downtown Beijing.
inshanling to Simatai Great Wall Hiking
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