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  • Address: Juyongguan, Changping, Beijing, China

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Great Wall at Juyongguan

While the Juyongguan segment of the Great Wall of China is the closest of the open Great Wall sections to Beijing, located just 37 miles (59 km) to the northwest, it's actually not the most visited. Like the more popular Badaling, some parts of Juyongguan have been restored to their original condition, but the steps here are still steep and often uneven. Those who make the tough climb up are rewarded with stellar views of the wall winding along the hilltops and—perhaps more importantly—sparser crowds.

The Great Wall at Juyongguan also features some interesting architectural elements beyond the wall itself. Most notable is the Cloud Platform (Yun Tai), a squat white marble tower built in 1342 as a base for three stupas (and later a temple) that were subsequently destroyed. Visitors can still see carvings and inscriptions inside the platform's tunnel.

Due to its close proximity to Beijing, the Great Wall at Juyongguan can be visited on a half-day tour or be combined with a stop at the nearby Ming Tombs. Travelers wanting a more in-depth Great Wall experience can spend a day hopping from Juyongguan to Badaling and Mutianyu to get an overview of the different segments and their characteristics.

Practical Info

From the main entrance, stairs lead to both the eastern and western sides of the wall. The stairs to the east are less steep than those to the west, making them a better choice for kids or those with physical limitations.

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Private Tour: Half-Day Tour to Great Wall at Juyongguan

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When you’re in Beijing, you can’t miss the Great Wall of China! A private tour is the best way to see this famous Chinese attraction. Spend a half-day climbing ...  Read more

Location: Beijing, China
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $53.00
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Private Tour: Great Wall of China at Juyongguan and Ming Tombs from Beijing

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See the best of China’s ancient civilization on this private full-day trip from Beijing to the Great Wall of China and the Ming Tombs. At the Great Wall, ...  Read more

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

From USD $87.00
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Among many historical ruins of the Great Wall in Beijing, the famous Great Wall sections include the Badaling, Juyongguan, Mutianyu, Huanghuacheng, Jiankou, ...  Read more

Location: Beijing, China
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

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It is a Great Wall day! This private tour is a big hit for those who are eager to explore different sections of the majestic Great Wall within limited time. In ...  Read more

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

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