“There's a sunrise and a sunset every single day, and they're absolutely free. Don't miss so many of them.”
― Jo Walton
We have all seen sunsets and sunrises …. But there’s nothing quite as special as A Great Wall sunset and sunrise!
Away from crowds you will view the sunset alone, with friends or share it with your loving family, Great Wall sunsets and sunrises are amazing!
Going up to the peak at Jiankou for the truly breathtaking scenery, tackling the steep staircase, hike onto Mutianyu. And do it during the sunset! Jiankou was one of the most famous and challenging sections of the Great Wall of the Ming Dynasty. The Great Wall on the cliff was built along the mountain, and the overall trend changed significantly.
Mutianyu Great Wall is both majestic and beautiful, especially when you enjoy the sunset. The afterglow of the setting sun reflected on the mountains in the distance.
Gubeikou is unique in its way as it varies in size and design. 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. We will see the beautiful sunset while hiking on the wall.
The Jinshanling Great Wall possesses an excellent opportunity to take in some fabulous views. Make sure to take your camera. You will not be disappointed when you see the pictures at sunset! This part of the Great Wall has not been repaired since 1570. It is very remote, but it’s what makes it so unique and a great chance to experience the nature and the wild parts of the wall.
Visit the famous Forbidden City, one of the most popular tourist attractions in China! Then onto Jinshanling, Great Wall to experience a fantastic sunset.
We will arrive at the Mutianyu Great Wall section in the afternoon, Mutianyu is a great place to visit as it is never as crowded as Badaling. Then wait for the spectacular views when the sun begins to fall!
This tour is available between March through October. It lasts 3 hours at Jinshanling, and then we move to Gubeikou and take in some spectacular views of the sunset! This hike is fantastic money for the experience you receive. It is very affordable, especially for single travelers.
Want to see the beautiful sunrise at the Great Wall? With an early arrival at the Great Wall, you will witness the sunrise from the Great Wall and listen to your heartbeat in the peace.
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.
" We have just come back from our private tour on the Jinshanling section of the Great Wall organised by The Great Wall Adventure Club.
Oliver took us to some restored and unrestored section during our 9km of hiking, where he took the time to share China's long history with us. This tour was an athletic one, with many steps up and down over the beautiful terrain as we hiked from tower to tower. It was also a special tour excellent for keen photographers as we finished at sunset on a more rugged section of unrestored wall.
The day was perfect in all ways: we had the luck of bright skies, not too cold, a magnificent sunset and the attention of our very helpful guide, Oliver.
I recommend this trek for those who like to enjoy the unspoilt view and photographers looking for some perfect shots of the Wall. I also really recommend Oliver as a guide for this tour and other tours he may guide on the Wall or in Beijing. "
-- xtyntravels, Edmonton, Canada on TripAdvisor. Date of experience: February 2016
"I called in the evening around 7pm the day before the October 1st National Holiday. The person on the line was very courteous, spoke very good English and answered all my questions. It had rained that day so I even asked about the weather for the sunset hike and he said it would be a gamble. I took the gamble and won!! When I heard the price I thought maybe it was a little expensive, but trust me it is not. If you rent just a car alone and no guide it is half your cost. But with no guide you can get easily lost. This company is the best bet and your tour is a private tour. Trust me, book the private tour if you can afford it. It is well worth it.
Trust me, Jinshanling to Gubeikou with the sunset at Gubeikou is well worth it. The walk was moderately fast. We reached Gubeikou just as the sun was setting and spent some time watching the night fall. It was amazing and romantic. Night fell as we walked back and it was very nice to also see the stars.
Lastly, I highly recommend The Great Wall Adventure Club to anyone wanting a great experience to see the Great Wall."
-- s j, American living in Beijing. on TripAdvisor. Date of experience: October 2015
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