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Simatai Great Wall, Beijing

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See a section of China's most famous structure at Simatai Great Wall. Originally constructed in the 6th century, this section of the World Heritage-listed wall underwent reconstruction during the 14th century; today, it measures 5.4 km (3.3 mi) long, separated into eastern and western sections by a lake and water town. Climb the many beacon towers for extensive views of the vast landscape on either side of the wall. Designed to keep invaders out, this section is much more accessible these days, with a cable car making exploration of the wall particularly easy. Before you head to Beijing, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Beijing trip builder tool, to make sure you see all that Beijing has to offer, including Simatai Great Wall.
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  • One of the best place to visit, not an normal greatwall as locates in badaling, its special worth to visit , its a only place have.cable car for night view, well preserved. Nigth view something... 
    One of the best place to visit, not an normal greatwall as locates in badaling, its special worth to visit , its a only place have.cable car for night view, well preserved. Nigth view something...  more »
  • A super hiking experience on remnants of the Great Wall of China. This is one of the greatest wonders of the world. Truly an awesome experience. 
    A super hiking experience on remnants of the Great Wall of China. This is one of the greatest wonders of the world. Truly an awesome experience.  more »
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  • peaceful place, some parts of the wall very well preserved some others not as much. easy walk only a few spots with signs to advert of the risk of falling
  • Was there mid of December, it was cold. In my opinion it was a great time to go. There was hardly anyone there and we had the place to ourselves. Some mistakes I see people do is wear sports shoes. Don't do this, you will suffer. Wear leather hiking shoes/ boots. If it's waterproof it's good because of water cannot get thru, cold wind won't. Sport shoes are breathable, if air can escape, cold air can go into too. I saw many putting heat packs into their shoes. Some ladies were stuck at the foot of the wall not being able to climb it co's they were in heels. Think hiking when going here, on the other hand don't over insulate .. the wall is steep and it will take effort to climb. Your body will heat up as you 'exercise'.

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