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Jinshanling Great Wall

Hike one of the wildest and most impressive sections of the reconstructed Great Wall of China and discover watchtowers, battlement walls and far-reaching views.

The Jinshanling Great Wall is a beautiful and uncrowded stretch of the world-famous wall that snakes its way across great swathes of China. Enjoy the peaceful and tranquil atmosphere here, and imagine the colossal effort it took to build such a magnificent and sturdy fortification.

The Jinshanling Great Wall has been fully restored, allowing for easy climbing and hiking as well as a complete picture of the extent of the wall as it was in its heyday. Hike past barrier walls and watchtowers, gun emplacements and shooting holes on your way from Jinshanling to Simatai. 

This section of the wall was constructed under the command of General Xu Da in 1368 during the Ming Dynasty and was renovated in 1567. Stop and read the English inscriptions in the wall to get a better understanding of the different defensive structures. 

There are hikes of various lengths which can be undertaken. Choose a gentle 1.5-hour hike which starts from the Zhuanduokou Pass and continues via the General Tower to the Shalingkou Pass. If you still have energy left, continue on to the Small Jinsham Tower before riding the cable car back down. For an even more challenging hike, continue on to the Big Jinshan Tower, the Houchuankou Pass, the Eastern Five-window Tower and the Kylin Screen Wall for a total of four hours. As you trek, take time to appreciate the wild, remote beauty of this stretch of the wall and the views of the Big and Small Jinshan Mountains. 

Jinshanling Great Wall is located in Hebei Province, some 80 miles (130 kilometers) from downtown Beijing. Hop on a bus departing from near the Wangjing West Subway Station and get off at the main gate. This section of the wall is open year-round and a small admission fee is charged. For those who prefer not to hike, there is a cable car that runs from the Front Gate to the Small Jinshan Tower from where there are beautiful views.


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Dhawa Jinshanling ¥14,783
Dhawa Jinshanling

Dhawa Jinshanling

Jinshanling Great Wall Scenic Hub, Chengde
     
    5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Situated in the historical district, this luxury hotel is 11.1 mi (17.9 km) from Riyuedao Square and 11.1 mi (17.9 km) from Mountaintop Church. Wulingshan Forest Park and Miyun Reservoir are also within 32 mi (52 km).

    Splendiferous Apartment - Gubei Water Town
    Splendiferous Apartment - Gubei Water Town

    Splendiferous Apartment - Gubei Water Town

    Longhu Greatwall, Gubei Watertown, Miyun, Hebei
       
      3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Situated in Miyun, this apartment building is 11.4 mi (18.3 km) from Mountaintop Church and within 25 mi (40 km) of Riyuedao Square and Wulingshan Forest Park. Miyun Reservoir is 26 mi (41.8 km) away.

      BeiJing Simatai XiangXue Hotel
      BeiJing Simatai XiangXue Hotel

      BeiJing Simatai XiangXue Hotel

      Simatai Village Rd 60-1, Miyun, Beijing
         
        2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

        Located in Miyun District, this guesthouse is 2.1 mi (3.4 km) from Riyuedao Square and 2.2 mi (3.5 km) from Mountaintop Church. Miyun Reservoir and Wulingshan Forest Park are also within 32 mi (52 km).

        Beijing Ju Man Yuan Triditional Hotel ¥3,171
        Beijing Ju Man Yuan Triditional Hotel

        Beijing Ju Man Yuan Triditional Hotel

        No. 32-6 Simatai Xincun Xiaoling, Miyun, Beijing
           
          2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

          Located in Miyun District, this guesthouse is 2.7 mi (4.3 km) from Riyuedao Square and 2.8 mi (4.5 km) from Mountaintop Church. Wulingshan Forest Park and Miyun Reservoir are also within 20 mi (32 km).

          Skylit Great Wall Country House ¥3,963
          Skylit Great Wall Country House

          Skylit Great Wall Country House

          Xiaoling Village 10-2, Gubeikou Town, Miyun, Beijing
             
            3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Located in Miyun District, this guesthouse is 2.9 mi (4.7 km) from Riyuedao Square and 3 mi (4.9 km) from Mountaintop Church. Wulingshan Forest Park and Miyun Reservoir are also within 20 mi (32 km).

            Unwind Moments Inn - Gubei Water Town
            Unwind Moments Inn - Gubei Water Town

            Unwind Moments Inn - Gubei Water Town

            50-2 Shaling, Simatai Village, Gubeikouzhen, Miyun District, Miyun, Beijing
               
              3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Located in Miyun District, this guesthouse is 2.2 mi (3.6 km) from Riyuedao Square and 2.3 mi (3.6 km) from Mountaintop Church. Miyun Reservoir and Wulingshan Forest Park are also within 32 mi (52 km).

              Laid-back Moments Inn - Gubei Water Town ¥25,088
              Laid-back Moments Inn - Gubei Water Town

              Laid-back Moments Inn - Gubei Water Town

              Gubei Water Town, Longhu Changcheng Yuanzhu, Miyun, Beijing
                 
                2.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Located in Gubei Water Town, this inn is within 1 mi (2 km) of Mountaintop Church and Riyuedao Square. Wulingshan Forest Park and Miyun Reservoir are also within 20 mi (32 km).

                Gubei Water Town Vacation Loft
                Gubei Water Town Vacation Loft

                Gubei Water Town Vacation Loft

                Bldg18, Longhu Great Wall Yuanzhu, Simatai Village, Gubeikou Town, Miyun, Miyun, Beijing
                   
                  3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Located in Gubei Water Town, this apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of Mountaintop Church and Riyuedao Square. Wulingshan Forest Park and Miyun Reservoir are also within 20 mi (32 km).