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Simatai, a section of the Great Wall of China located in the north of Miyun County, 120 km northeast of Beijing, holds the access to Gubeikou, a strategic pass in the eastern part of the Great Wall. It's one of the most untouched section of the...more
The Great Wall at Simatai was the highlight of our trip to China. I'm so glad that we chose to do the self guided coach tour and visit the water town. It was a very long day but very enjoyable.
Pre booked on TA, we...More
Definitely the best place I ever seen. Magnificent and NOT crowded part of Great Wall. 3-4 hours is a minimum plus 2, 5 hours drive from Beijing. The best option is shuttle bus for 10rmb and 280rmb ticket for cable way to the Wall. Way...More
It was a different way of seeing the great wall. There were not that many tourists (and most of them Chinese). You can get to the wall either by walking (45-60 min) or by cable car. We chose the second option, it was very well...More
We entered the Great wall via Cable Car from Gubei Water Town. It was the highlight of our Asia trip. It's still a bit of a hike from the Cable Car, but not that far. Absolutely stunning views from the top.
The following information is regarding the Simatai section accessible via Gubei Water Town: If you're looking for breathtaking views and an adventure on the wall then this section is not for you. The Chinese have recently blocked off access from Simatai East to Simatai West,...More
This is probably the farthest Great Wall site around Beijing, but by far the best one. It has not been much renovated, and you will feel like walking in history. A few places are steep, but my 6- and 9-year old completed the trip with...More
Simatai is the only section that you can enjoy sunset on the great wall. However only the section between tower 5 and tower 6 is open for public in the evening. It's a long walk (45min to 1hour) to walk through the watertown to get...More
It’s a bus ride then a cable car, and then a few hundred ancient steps to climb up, but what an experience. This part of the wall is only recently opened up to group tours, and is a little further from Beijing, so it does...More
Response from Camilla S | Reviewed this property |
I don't know how long it is and how long time ☺️ we hiked as far as we could, turned around and hiked back to our starting point. We spend about 7 hours hiking in total. Hiking from the road to the wall takes about 30... More
I don't know how long it is and how long time ☺️ we hiked as far as we could, turned around and hiked back to our starting point. We spend about 7 hours hiking in total. Hiking from the road to the wall takes about 30 minutes in itself
Response from bubblebath89 | Reviewed this property |
Not at present. I wanted to watch the sunset but I just missed it as they closed just before sunset. You are allowed entrance for around 2-3 hours, They have time slotted entrances. They shut around 4.30/5pm.