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Great Wall of China at Jiankou

Considered by many to be the most picturesque section, the Great Wall of China at Jiankou sits 43 miles (70 kilometers) northeast of Beijing. This portion of the wall hasn’t received the renovation treatments of more popular sections, so it has a wild appearance that many visitors find appealing. Tourist buses rarely if ever come here, so you won’t have the crowds or touts to mar the experience.

This section of wall was originally built during the Tang Dynasty but then heavily renovated during the Ming Dynasty, stretching over 9 miles (14.5 kilometers) along steep, jagged cliffs. Unlike the sections of the wall closer to Beijing that were made mostly of brick, the wall at Jiankouwas constructed of locally sourced dolomite, making it much stronger than other sections.

If you choose to visit the Great Wall of Jiankou, be sure to set aside an entire day for your visit. Wear good walking shoes and be prepared for a climb up steep and very uneven steps.

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Two-day Small Group Magic Great Wall Hiking Jiankou to Simatai West

This two-day hiking provides you with many original towers and challenge in remote sections of the Great Wall. Jiankou to Mutianyu will challenge your ambition ...  Read more

Location: Beijing, China
Duration: 2 days (approx.)

From USD $300.00

2-Day Great Wall Hiking Tour from Beijing: Jiankou, Mutianyu, Jinshanling and Simatai West

This 2-day hiking adventure takes you along the Great Wall’s untouched and restored sections of Jiankou, Mutianyu, Jinshanling and Simatai West. Escape from ...  Read more

Location: Beijing, China
Duration: 2 days, 1 night

From USD $255.99

Full-Day Great Wall of China Hiking Tour from Jiankou to Mutianyu

This tour will let you spend the whole day hiking in the Great Wall of China from Jiankou to Mutianyu, these two sections are considered as the prettiest parts ...  Read more

Location: Beijing, China
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $180.00

Great Wall of China Hiking from Jiankou to Mutianyu

Explore unrestored and untouched section of the Great Wall of China from Jiankou to Mutianyu that grants magnificent views of the Great Wall stretching beyond ...  Read more

Location: Beijing, China
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $118.00

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