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Jinshanling Great Wall   

jinshanling great wallLocated 125 km northeast of Beijing,Jinshanling Great Wall is a bit more remote and isolated than the standard and crowded sections of the Great Wall like Badaling. It is 10.5 km long with 5 passes, 67 towers and 2 beacon towers. The Jinshanling section was built from 1570 CE during the Ming Dynasty. Different from other sections of the Great Wall, Jinshanling Great Wall located in the mountainous area in Luanping County. Running foxes, flying falcons, mostly unrestored wall, spreading loose stones, some very steep, rugged sections, all of these make up the totally primitive and authentic Jinshanling Great Wall.

Autumn is the best season of climbing Jinshanling Great Wall. 10km up and down will be exhausting if you climb in summer. Drink and souvenir touts for a small fee on the Jinshanling Great Wall make your trek less tiring. The Jinshanling section is connected with the Simatai section to the east. Thus, many tourists choose to climb from Jinshanling to Simitai, which is about 7 miles. It takes the young 3 to 4 hours while the middle-aged 4 to 5 hours. Attention, you do not walk but climb this part. So get prepared. Despite of the tiring hiking, the incredible panoramic views will inspire you continue. You can also take a cable car at the start of Jinshanling.


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