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Simatai Great Wall

Closed Now: 08:00 - 17:00
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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
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Gubeikou Town, Beijing 101508, China
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Reviewed today via mobile

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

Thank Mel_GoldCoast
Reviewed 1 week ago

Take the cable car up from the W Town and experience the sunset with the lights on the wall. W Town is a recreated example of a Chinese Water Town - very popular with Chinese families

Thank Alison L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

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

Thank Janusz P
Reviewed 13 August 2018

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

1  Thank Esther Y
Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

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.

Thank Carissa G
Reviewed 30 July 2018 via mobile

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

3  Thank Aliceep1987
Reviewed 16 July 2018

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

Thank saibitko
Reviewed 8 July 2018

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

2  Thank JLye
Reviewed 4 July 2018

Simatai Great Wall - Good place to spend a day in the nature. Loved this piece of history, great walk also!

Thank Emma G
Reviewed 24 June 2018

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

1  Thank HappyTank
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5 June 2018|
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Response from AnitaM398 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, it was possible to do this journey when we were there in March.. thanks
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21 April 2018|
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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
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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.