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Hiking the Great Wall from Jinshanling to Gubeikou

Hiking the Great Wall from Jinshanling to Gubeikou

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• Item Code: ZBJ011
• Trip Duration: Approximately 8-10 hours
• Hiking Time: 5-6 hours
• Hiking Distance: 10 km
• Physical Rating: ★★★☆☆ Moderate
• Hiking Sections: Great Wall at Jinshanling, Great Wall at Gubeikou

Details

Key Details
• Tour Duration: 8 hours
• Live Guide: English & Chinese
• Hiking Distance: 10km
• Estimated Hiking Time: 5-6 hours 
• Pick-up Service: Your hotel between 07:00 and 09:00
• Pick-up & Drop off Place: Your hotel

Brief Itinerary
• Pick up from your hotel
• Hike Great Wall of China from Jinshanling to Gubeikou via Panlongshan
• Lunch at local restaurant
• Transfer to your hotel

What's Included
• Hotel pick-up and drop-off service
• Transportation in an air-conditioned coach
• Services of an English-speaking guide
• Entrance tickets to mentioned attractions
• Lunch at local restaurant
• All government taxes 

What's Not Included
• Optional activity costs
• Gratuities to guide & driver
• Any other personal expenses

Jinshanling Great Wall
First constructed by General Xuda in 1368, then largely repaired, renovated and expanded by the legendary General Qi Jiguang in the 1570s, the high-quality Jinshanling Great Wall is named after the beautiful bigger and lesser Jinshan Mountains where the Wall is located at. The 11 km long wall offers enough space as soldiers shelter, warehouse and arsenal of weapons along with 5 passes, 67 towers and 2 beacon towers. Hence, the Jinshanling Great Wall became the section with the most complicated structure and most densely distributed lookout towers. Altogether, there are 158 lookout towers in various styles along the wall. Some of them are made of brick and wood, while others are brick and stone structures. The pier bases, like the roofs come in various shapes and sizes. Other constructions include night-watch towers and storage buildings that are rarely seen at other sections of the Great Wall. Various unevenly distributed constructions along the Jinshanling Great Wall form the perfect defense system.

Gubeikou Great Wall
Gubeikou has long been a town of military significance and important pass to Beijing. The Yanshan Mountain winds from east to west and is cut off at Gubeikou, forming a natural narrow pass here. The main part of today's Gubeikou Great Wall runs for more than 20 km. It has 143 beacon towers, each positioned at an average interval of 156 meters. The nearest two are only 30 meters apart. The inside of these towers varies in design. While some have a flat ceiling, others either have an arched ceiling and a domed ceiling, or an octagonal, painted ceiling.

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