See a section of China's most famous structure at Simatai Great Wall. Originally constructed in the 6th century, this section of the World Heritage-listed wall underwent reconstruction during the 14th century; today, it measures 5.4 km (3.3 mi) long, separated into eastern and western sections by a lake and water town. Climb the many beacon towers for extensive views of the vast landscape on either side of the wall. Designed to keep invaders out, this section is much more accessible these days, with a cable car making exploration of the wall particularly easy. Before you head to Beijing, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Beijing trip builder tool, to make sure you see all that Beijing has to offer, including Simatai Great Wall.
Tours to Simatai Great Wall
Full-Day Small-Group Great Wall Hike: Simatai West to Jinshanling BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $144
Duration: 9 hours
Simatai Great Wall reviews
I and some Oz friends camped out here in October '95 (disregard the stupid required dropdown that only goes back to March 2019). Very, very rustic back then with no tourist crap yer. We rode on the... more »
This short section (three towers) is only open in the evening. Access from Gubei Water Town and the Cable car opens at 5pm. In the autumn of October the sun has just set by this time and the wall has.... more »
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