"The Great Wall of China at Simatai" China Off The Beaten Path Tip by darthmilmo

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The Great Wall of China at Simatai has to be one of the best spots to gain access to the imfamouse Great Wall of China.

Getting to the Great Wall of china at Simatai on a backpacker's budget is no easy task. It involves getting on a minibus from Beijing to Miyun. At Miyun, you can hire a miandi driver to take you the rest of the way. This option will set you back about $20 USD, however, you can pay more for a direct taxi ride from Beijing.

One can only wonder what it was like for many a Chinese soldier of yesteryear walking through the towers, doors, and paths of the Great Wall of china at Simatai.

The Great Wall of china at Simatai is not for the weak hearted. Some of the paths on the wall are reminiscent of the paths taken by Indiana Jones. Don't look back on your walk though. One wrong step at parts can cause you to fall from the edge of the Great Wall of china at Simatai. Take a look on my pictures to see one of the countless possible falling paths I walked through. So many walkways, so many paths? all remain to be discovered at Great Wall of china at Simatai.

I do have to say that although parts of site are worn down, the hike up the Great Wall of china at Simatai is worth the time and the effort!. There are so many beautiful picture moments, including this amazing view I found from a window at one of the towers at the Great Wall of china at Simatai (look in my travelogue for this and other pics).

This picture of the Great Wall was taken from Simatai looking towards Jinshanling. As you can see it is not as impressive as Simatai, yet it is much well preserved.

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  • Updated Aug 26, 2002
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