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JinShanLing to Simatai west hiking day tour 350 RMB p/p. no shopping.


Tour Price: RMB 350 p/p?
Tour Category: One-Day Tour
Tour Duration: 8:00am-5:00pm
Tour Type: Group Tour?
Tour Depart: :Monday / Wednesday / Friday
Hiking Distance: 6 kilometers 3 hours, no walk backwards

1. Simatai 2. Jinshanling 3. Gubeikou 4. Mutianyu 5. Jiankou 6. Huanghuacheng 7. Juyongguan 8. Badaling

You are on the right page of the Great Wall Tours around Beijing. Hiking the Great Wall is a must-do activity for every first time traveler in Beijing. Most of the sections of Great Wall in Beijing are well-preserved and mainly the remains from the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), an era of huge construction. The wall goes across the northern part of Beijing for 629 kilometers with various passes and towers. The main sections include Badaling, Juyongguan, Huanghuacheng, Jiankou, Mutianyu, Gubeikou, Jinshanling, and Simatai. Of the eight sections, five sections are officially open to the public - Badaling, Juyongguan, Mutianyu, Jinshanling and Simatai with more than 100 kilometers renovated and well preserved. All the five sections of the Great Wall in Beijing have their own unique features. You may choose any of the five sections of the Great Wall for hiking or put together any of the five sections of the wall you prefer. We has prepared for you various hiking tours . If the information refering to the Great Wall or the Great Wall hiking tours fails to meet your special request, please kindly contact our Beijing Great Wall trip advisor.

collapsed and are in a state of ruin

Jinshanling Great Wall

The Jinshanling section of the Great Wall is about 133 kilometers ( 82.5 miles) away from downtown Beijing and stretches from Miyun County of Beijing, to Luanping County of Hebei Province. The name came from two towers¡ªGreater Jinshan Tower and Lesser Jinshan Tower on the Great Wall in this region. It was said that three thousand soldiers under Ming General Qi Jiguang (1528-1587) were all natives of Jiangsu and Zhejiang provinces. They built two watch towers and named them after Great Jinshan Island and Lesser Jinshan Island in Zhenjiang, their homeland, just to show their sentimental feelings toward their hometown.

Jinshanling Great Wall has two unique features: first, the density of the watch towers; the Jinshanling Section of the Great Wall is 13 kilometers long but with 90 watch towers. The general interval of the watch tower on the wall is about 100 meters, but in some places with more complex terrain, the interval is only 50 to 60 meters. Such density of the watch towers is really rarely seen on the entire length of the Great Wall.

Since the terrain in the Jinshanling area is so complex, its defense project was especially strong. Many beacon towers were built on every vantage point north of the Great Wall to control the high vantage points and protect the main Wall. Thus, the defense of the Great Wall was further enhanced, forming a special feature of the Great Wall at Jinshanling.
The other feature is the ¡° Barrier Wall¡±. The Barrier Wall was built on the top inside the Great Wall, vertical and parallel to the battlements. The Barrier Wall is 2.5 meters high with peep holes and arrow holes in it. It served as the second barrier whenever the enemy climbed up the Great Wall.

Jinshanling Great Wall is located about 130 km from downtown Beijing. To its east stands the Simatai Great Wall. Jinshangling Great Wall was named after the mountain called Jinshan Mountains. The Jinshanling Great Wall was first constructed built in the Ming Dynasty. The famous general, Xu Da, of the early Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) supervised and directed the construction of the Great Wall. Later, Qi Jiguang led a number of defense works while guarding the north area in 1567.

This section has the total length of 11 kilometers. The Wall is about seven to eight meters in height and five to six meters width. The wall is made of brick and stone. The Jinshanling Great Wall is 700 meters above the sea level. You can see beijing from the highest place on the Jinshanling Great Wall.

Jinshanling has 24 watchtowers and remains relatively undeveloped. More significantly, it marks the starting point of a 10km hike to Simatai. The journey takes around four hours as the trail is steep and stony and parts of the wall have collapsed and are in a state of ruin, but it can be traversed without too much difficulty. Arriving at Simatai, however, you may have to buy another ticket.

You can do the walk in the opposite direction, but getting a ride back to Beijing from Simatai is easier than from Jinshanling.
There are over 100 enemy towers in the section of the whole Jinshanling Great Wall. All the towers were constructed firmly and beautifully. Each tower has its unique feature and look. There are relatively less crowded here at Jinshanling Great Wall, it is a nice place to explore the Great Wall in Beijing. The Jinshanling Great Wall has become a famous scenic spot attracting numerous tourists from both home and abroad.


Tour Itinerary:

Pick up at Dongzhimen Stop Exit C (subway line 2) at?8am.??Pick up and drop off at the same place. About 2 hours drive to the Jingshanling by highway, then hike from the east side of Jinshanling section to the west side of Jinshanling Great Wall . The hike is about?5-6 KM and takes about?3 hours

You will be rewarded with stunning panoramas and be able to see the Great Wall stretching out to the horizon. This section of the Great Wall is known for being built atop sharp ridges, and hikers will have a great chance to understand the impressive feat of engineering the Great Wall represents with each section we ascend and descend.?As the trail from Jinshanling to Simatai is blocked, the original hike from Jinshanling to Simatai can be done half way¨CJinshanling East.

We will take a rest and having lunch at the restaurant which nearby Jinshanling Great Wall.


You may choose the famous Beijing Acrobatic Show, We offer special price at CNY130 per person. The show starts at 7:30, last one hour, our guide drop you off at the theatre and give you tickets. After show you will back to hotel by yourself. Metro stop close by! There are some resturants nearby the theatre! Please notify us if you would like to do this option. We need to book the tickets in advance!


  1. Air-conditioned vehicle with a driver
  2. Gas, toll & parking lot fees
  3. Lunch
  4. Eglish tour guide
  5. Entrance fee
  6. Unlimited bottled water


  1. ?Travel insurance for your coverage of injury or accident
  2. ?Tips is highly appreciated but not requested
  3. ?Personal Costs
  4. Cableway / Slideway
  5. Acrobatic Show Tickets


  1. In the morning rush hour with bad traffics! Making sure arrive on time! It¡¯s difficult to wait for your late arrival as a group tour.
  2. There is no toilet along the path on the Wall.
  3. The tour available from?20th March to 10th November.

Why Us?

  1. No Shopping?¨C We don¡¯t visit any shops! No hidden cost!
  2. Free drinks?¨C Enjoy free drinks!
  3. Small Group?¨C We use 18 seat comfortable van. Air-conditioned, Big windows and ample space.
  4. All our gust are foreign people, English speaking, No local people join the tour!
  5. Free in-car Wi-Fi available!
  6. We only pick up at 1 stop!! Save your valuable time!
  7. We do this tour by our own! There is a sign of our company on our mini Van! Best service guaranteed!
  8. We are a member of Tripadvisor, We have excellent reviews!



1. Please send your email to us contact@travelbeijingguide.com You are also welcome to call us at + 86-10-13552527373.
2. We will contact you soon. We even take last minute booking if time is pressing. When your booking is confirmed, you will get a confirmation email or call from us, which includes the confirmed detailed itinerary with prices.
3. Our tour guide will contact to you around 10 pm to fix the departure time for next day's travel activity. If you happen to be not in your hotel room, our tour guide will leave a message for you.
4. Please pay cash to our tour guide when you are on the tour. Both RMB and hard currency are acceptable.

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Date: 05/20/2009

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