The Gubeikou sections are unique and possess many characteristics and beautiful landscapes. You will then make your way into Jinshanling, which was listed as one of the world's cultural heritage sites in 1987. It is one of the most popular sections for tourists who love adventure and learn about the Great Walls history. It is said that the Jinshanling Great Wall is the most beautiful and best-preserved stretch of the Great Wall.
At about 8:30 am, our driver will meet you at the hotel. After 2.5 hours on the road, we will reach the Gubeikou section of the Great Wall and begin our hike. Unlike the Badaling and Juyongguan sections that have to survive the onslaught of tourists every year, Gubeikou and Jinshanling offer you the enormous freedom to walk and see without crowds.
The entire Gubeikou Great Wall has not been repaired in modern times. The broken walls and bullet holes make people feel like they were in the war-torn era. In the light of the setting sun, people burst into tears. The Gubeikou Great Wall is winding and ups and downs, with dense and diverse enemy buildings. It is a long windy wall which is very steep. This view is terrific and you will get to take it all in for about 10km.
The Jinshanling Great Wall, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, has parts of its wall restored about a quarter. The rest is all unrestored, which gives you a more personal experience of The Great wall bringing you back in time. In the distance, the Great Wall is winding, with peaks and greens, climbing between the long gray brick walls, exploring the quiet time, and enjoying the ancient charm.
You will then experience a Chinese style cuisine dinner from a local farmer’s restaurant. After which you will be dropped back to your hotel in Beijing.
We've been on a business trip in China and couldn't miss the chance to visit the great wall. With the GWA club, we had an awesome great wall trip (route 1AA) and we had the pleasure to have Barry as our tour guide.
The hiking was great, not only on the wall (both restored and non-restored section) especially the part where our tour guide has guided us through the valley. Amazing view and interesting storys that out tour guide provided us during the hike. Altough a bit cold and windy (trip date, end of November) but still a great experience.
I strongly recommend GWA club tours! See you next time!
--johnchh, Dortmund, Germany on TripAdvisor
Date of Experince: May 2019
Private or Semi-private English Tour including private transfers, tickets and meal. Your guide will walk with you for every step from hotel pickup to drop-off and on the Great Wall!
Use our top-rated professional private transfer service and tour by yourself. You can pick Volkswagen Passat, Buick Minivan, or luxury Mercedes and BMW. Everything is the same as the Platinum Package except that you pay less.
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The Great Wall at Gubeikou has not been repaired, and the scenery is even more quaint and vicissitudes. The General Building and 24-Eye Tower are its essences. It is an unrepaired ancient Great Wall. Through the incomplete walls, you can genuinely feel the majesty and sadness of the Great Wall. The Great Wall of Gubeikou is winding and ups and downs, with many enemy buildings and different forms. The famous Simatai Great Wall at home and abroad is a section of the Gubeikou Great Wall. The spectacular scenery of the Jinshanling Great Wall is also a rare sight in the Great Wall.
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