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1-day Great Wall hike

Beijing - Simatai - Jinshanling - Beijing

The Jinshanling Great Wall

A 1-day, 3-hour trek along the Simatai ridge to Jinshanling, offering some of the best views and dramatic images of the wall.

Day 1 Pick up from your hotel in Beijing and transfer by car to Simatai West. Climb about 40 minutes up to the wall, and start hiking towards the Jinshanling section of wall passing numerous watchtowers. The wall here is semi-ruined. Hike for about 3 hours. Lunch at local farmer's restaurant before transfer back to Beijing. (L)