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“A truly beautiful and magnificent historical attraction!”

The Great wall of Jiankou-The Great Wall Alternative
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Self-Guided Private Tour: Jiankou Great Wall from Beijing
Ranked #10 of 1,604 things to do in Beijing
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Xining, China
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3 reviews
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“A truly beautiful and magnificent historical attraction!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2014

he hotel recommended the Great Wall hike at Jiankou and booked a driver for us.
It takes about 40 minutes to climb to the top of the stairs. Then we started to walk on the old non-renovated part of the Great Wall. This section was much wider, more beautiful than we expected . As it was not a tourism place, there’re few tourists, we only saw 2 couples during our 4hours hike, it was a really nice hike away from most of the crowd. It was like that the whole wall was yours.
2 points:
Take enough food and water, there’s no shops on the wall(only 1 old lady selling drinks at the start of the hike);
It’s better to go with a guide( they knows the best way to avoid the difficult parts).

Visited April 2014
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Bern, Switzerland
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“Great”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2014

Very difficult hike, but beautiful views. Take enough time, the three hours Lonely Planet tells you it would take are about half of what is necessary.

Visited May 2014
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“grat wal at less busy site”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2014

wall great but crowded - instead of climbing back down on the wall, take the hillside path - quiet and leads to interesting buildings before return to bus park

Visited May 2014
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“Great Experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2014

Our family hired a driver, we went early when was not as crowded. Wear comfortable clothes as you can walk as long and far as you want. Younger children will get tired! No restrooms once you start up the wall so take advantage of the ones at entrance. Many vendors selling cheap souvenirs and can be very pushy and annoying, just smile and keep walking if you are not interested in buying.

Visited April 2014
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Basel
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“The great wall all to yourself”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2014

If you like to hike and love the adventure, then this is the place to head to. The wall is not renovated and this makes it very special. One can walk for hours on the wall and has to pass some steep parts which are not in a very good condition. The adventure for an unforgettable experience is given.

Visited May 2014
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