Simatai Great Wall is 5.4 km long with 35 beacon towers. This section of the Great Wall incorporated the different characteristics of each section of the Great Wall. A specialist on the Great Wall, Professor Luo Zhewen, has said that “The Great Wall is the best of the Chinese buildings, and Simatai is the best of the Great Wall.” UNESCO has designated Simatai Great Wall as one of the World Cultural Heritage Sites as part of the Great Wall World Heritage Site.
Simatai Great Wall is separated by a valley into eastern and western parts. The western part is gently sloped with 20 well-preserved watchtowers dotting along the wall. The eastern part is much steeper, following more rugged terrain that includes cliff edges and kilometre-high peaks.
| Gubei Water Town & Simatai Great Wall Hiking Tour (no shopping)|
Duration: Approx 8 hours
Pick-up point and time: Your Hotel between 7:00am – 7:30am
Finishing point and time: Your Hotel around 6:00pm – 6:30pm
Lunch: Without lunch
Picking up area: within 2nd ring road, if it’s over the limitation, please go to McDonalds restaurant nearby Exit C of Dongzhi Men Subway Station.
| Important Info|
Pick-up travelers from hotel on departure time between 7:00am and 7:30am, We offer simple breakfast. Arrival at Gubei Water Town around 10:00am. First, Tourists free to browse in the water town of Gubei (around 2 hours). And then walk to Simatai Great Wall, take the cable car to the top of the Great Wall. Simatai Great Wall is located about 130km from downtown Beijing. The Simatai Great Wall was first constructed built in the Ming Dynasty. The famous general, Xu Da, of the early Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) supervised and directed the construction of the Great Wall. Later, Qi Jiguang led a number of defense works while guarding the north area in 1567. The trip hike is about 6.5km and takes about 3 hours. Each tower has its unique feature and look. There are relatively less crowded here at Simatai Great Wall it is a nice place to explore the Great Wall in Beijing. In the afternoon, transferred back to your downtown hotel in Beijing.
| Travel Tips:|
Wear casually and pay attention to the climate in Beijing.
| Special Features:|
Only english-speaking travelers in the coach;
Well-trained english speaking tour guide;
Keep proper quantity travelers in suitable type air-conditioned coach;
No shopping stops.
| Service Package Includes:|
Hotel pick-up and drop-off;
English speaking tour guide;
Air-conditioned tour coach.
| Service Package Excludes:|
Fee of the cable car;
Lunch at your own expense;
Transfer from/to airport or hotels in airport or remote area;
Situated in Gubei Town of Miyun County in Beijing, Gubei Water Town surrounds the beautiful Mandarin Duck Lake Reservoir and leans against the Simatai Great Wall, the most dangerous and majestic section of the entire Great Wall. Regarded as ‘Wuzhen in Beijing’, Gubei Water Town boasts a combination of mountains, water and ancient villages. The town is characterized by the northern architectural style, and the history and culture of the late Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) and the Republic of China (1912-1949) historic period. Most buildings are reconstructed in the traditional courtyard style. Based on five ancient villages and a water resource, this water town has developed into a large-scale sightseeing and holiday destination. Covering an area of 3.5 square miles (9 square kilometers), the holiday resort includes two scenic districts, the Gubei Water Town and the Simatai Great Wall.