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Gubeikou is the section of the Great Wall that is most suitable for watching the sunrise. It is also a long section of the Great Wall. The mountains overlap, and the clouds are surrounding the peaks. The winding and undulating Great Wall, like the dancing silk of a girl, is vivid. Around the red sun, the glow was full. The light and soothing clouds seemed to be dancing in red girls.
Our excellent tour guide will meet you at your hotel or at the airport. It is going to be a 2.5 hours drive from Beijing to Jinshanling and West Simatai.
We will walk from Jinshanling west ring to the east, which is also called Simatai West. As we head west, the Wall will start to deteriorate gradually, making the hike progressively more challenging, but also interesting to observe and compare.
The Jinshanling Great Wall is the best-preserved section of the Great Wall of the Ming Dynasty, which experts call the essence of the Great Wall of the Ming Dynasty. Yishan set up dangers and placed plugs by the water, the Xiongcheng undulating like steel walls and iron walls. There are many carved buildings, such as armored guards, "one man is in charge, and ten thousand are not open." The Wall here is famous for his full vision, dense enemy buildings, and peculiar functions of building defense systems.
The Simatai West section called the Second Valley. It is also unrestored and is ruins. This part of the Wall is known as the real Great Wall as it hasn't been touched or refurbished, this brings you back in time to when it was first built! You will also get to see how the Wall was designed for practical purposes such as the defense against enemies and how the Great Wall was supposed to keep them out. There are 'obstacle-walls' built perpendicular to the parapets - a feature unique to the Second Valley part of Jinshanling Great Wall.
When we finally will stop by a local farmer's restaurant for a late lunch before we head back to your hotel in Beijing or to the airport if you are laying over in Beijing.
Yesterday was one of the greatest days of my life! I don't know how to properly thank you for providing me with this opportunity of a lifetime. And Oliver was truly exceptional! How lucky I am that you chose him a my guide!
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-- Michael Bossone, Professor of Law and Innovation, and author of the book Walking the Sacred
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.
Budget Version of This Hike (A6)
If you travel alone and are seeking a group tour for social and economic reasons, please sign up our A6 for the same hike but with less cost. Click below bullton for A6 details.
There are many Great Walls to the north of Beijing, all of which were defensive fortresses that guarded the border at that time. They were built according to the terrain, and each segment has its own characteristics. Check our full list of day hikes, and sunset, sunrise hikes.
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