"Simatai - The Great Wall in its original state!" Great Wall of China - Simatai Tip by tremendopunto

Great Wall of China - Simatai, Beijing: 26 reviews and 48 photos

  Great Wall
by tremendopunto

Simatai is the place to be for the true ancient Great Wall without masstourism and tourist traps. The wall goes up on the thin mountain ridge looking like a dragons back. It`s in the original state without the newest renovations like in Badaling, which is more like a Disney Land. In Simatai the wall is broken, steps are missing and trees grow on the Towers. Some parts are so steep you need to go on your feet and hands! Be aware, there are no banisters stopping you from falling down the cliffs. Here you can enjoy the silence of this magnificent world heritage on your own. Ive been there with a friend on our own for a whole day - not one single soul came passing by. It was great!
A great trip to Simatai for two persons (60 kuai each) for a driver (Mr. John himself) in a jeep. to Simatai it is a 3h drive each way.
Mr. John:
TieShuXieJie No. 66, XuanWu District. Phone: 83151553, 13901123938, 138012211089 or 13611326769.
Email jian_min@hotmail.com
His place is called ManGuoXiangHuoGuoDian.

Address: Simatai

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Apr 4, 2011
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