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We booked a driver to reach the simatai section of the great wall, unfortunately was during the golden week sonwe decided to leave around 6.30am to have an head start. When we arrived was already busy but in a acceptable way. We took the tickets...More
Worth the extra travel time from Beijing!
I think it goes without saying that you shouldn’t visit China without visiting the Great Wall. But after seeing how busy some of the most touristy areas of the wall can be, my friends and I decided to...More
Ok, So when I think about traveling to China to see some of the incredible things I've heard about, the Great wall is definitely one of them. But I also want to make sure my family has other things to do when they visit. Simatai...More
There are 10 Tower sections from the river to near the top of the hill/mountain that can be walked here. The wall has been preserved up to a point to prevent further damage by the elements and time. 10 sections doesn't sound a lot at...More
Left our hotel at 1pm to see water town and sunset at simtai Wall - great day took 1 hour 40 mins to get there from Wangfujing(Novotel)
- We were two of five westerners we saw all day and buying tickets was quite...More
China is recreating a mountain Village at the Simitai location of the Great Wall, something similar to, but on a larger scale, than that created at the Terra Cotta Warrior Museum. This is not completed, but open. The entrance fee to the wall and village...More