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Simatai Great Wall

Gubeikou Town, Beijing 101508, China
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Simatai, a section of the Great Wall of China located in the north of Miyun County, 120 km northeast of Beijing, holds the access to Gubeikou, a strategic pass in the eastern part of the Great Wall. It's one of the most untouched section of the Great Wall which will surely become the highlight of your trip to China!
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Gubeikou Town, Beijing 101508, China
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Reviewed 6 days ago

You don't want to miss the Great Wall. It is an amazing place to visit. However, please be sure to be physically fit since it is demanding to access it and to do some sight seeing on it. I July, it is super hot. So...More

Thank ProfessionalFemale
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

You can choose either to climb or to to by cable car (entrance cost by climbing 40rmb, cable car to ways 180 rmb). This part of The Great Wall is steep and demanding - small kids and lazy or elderly people I would rather recommend...More

Thank Małgorzata D
Reviewed 1 week ago

Qualified people to climb: 1. With tons of reserved energy, very challenging wall. 2. Go in group not alone, you need a helping hand for pushing and safety 3. Bring enough energy drink and camera to video and capture 4. If you have knee problem...More

Thank Byahera_Ma_Riya
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful views and a terrific hike up this section of the great wall. We had the place almost all to ourselves. I had a much better time than when I hiked on the more tourist filled area of the wall. The water town at the...More

Thank Jared1116
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were told by our guide that we would need to get the cable car, however unless you are extremely unfit or injured then do not get the cable car! This part of the wall was hard due to all the steps but was extremely...More

Thank Somer G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

one of hardest great wall ever been. we can reach it from the gubei water town. also can use cable car 1 or 2 way if you dont want to walk along the great wall. a great view up there. not a very crowded if...More

Thank dolin_wj
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We travelled to Simatai from Beijing on two local buses: 980 (Beijing - Miyun, choose express!!!) and 51 (Miyun - Simatai). When we arrived Simatai we realized that we just don't have enough money to visit the wall: we thought that it costs only 60...More

2  Thank Ekaterina_Abdullina
Reviewed 19 June 2017

The Simatai Great Wall was an amazing part of my one month stay in China. But there are some things I think everyone should know about getting to the Wall and how it is structured, that would've been helpful for me. tl;dr- scroll to the...More

9  Thank shanweishoemaker1
Reviewed 6 June 2017

There are a couple of good reasons for doing the Simatai section of the Great Wall. Firstly there is a cable car which takes you a good way up to the wall (although there is still quite a walk/stairs to do once you get to...More

Thank originalgroucho
Reviewed 6 June 2017 via mobile

We were lucky to have an early start. A friend had arranged a car till Gubei town! The rustic nature of the wall is a must see compared to the one in Mutiyanhu / Badaling and Jialin Pass. The fee is steep including the WTown...More

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27 April 2017|
Response from John A | Reviewed this property |
I did not see any dogs there nor did I see any signs prohibiting dogs. I assume you cannot take a dog on the chair lift but I am not sure if you are permitted to walk a dog up to the wall.
27 April 2017|
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Response from Jan W | Reviewed this property |
I would say yes, when we where their we had also a dog with us and haven't had any problems. Cheers Jan
12 April 2017|
Response from Christine X | Reviewed this property |
If you buy the combo ticket, you can go to the Wall at opening hour which is 8AM. If you are only buying the ticket for Simatai, you have to register on the website and only go at the appointed time slot, which is 10, 12 or... More