The Great wall of Jiankou-The Great Wall Alternative, Beijing

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Discover a photographic hotspot and a well-preserved section of the historic Great Wall at The Great wall of Jiankou-The Great Wall Alternative. Built during the Tang dynasty, the dolomite wall consists of 28 towers and stretches for a total of 15 km (9.3 mi). Some sections get steep with an angle of 80 degrees and can challenge even the most skilful of trekkers. Before you visit Beijing, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.
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  • We (my husband and I and our 2 children - 11 and 12 years) visited Beijing in Oct 2019. We spent 4 amazing days there (after 3 days in Hong Kong) and would highly recommend it as a tourist destination...  more »
  • I chartered a car and left the hotel at 6:30. I went up to the Great Wall around 8:30, but as the photo shows, if you aim for a little shutter chance, you can also take a picture in a situation where there are no people. A slider is recommended on the way back. It's pretty fun.
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