Jinshanling to Simatai Hike (The Great Wall of China)

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The Hike

    What should we know?

    Name in local script:金山岭至司马台徒步
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    Environment type:hill, mountain
    Location type:rural, tower, viewpoint

    What can we see or do there?

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    How much will it cost us?

    Currency:Chinese Yuan Renminbi (CNY)
     
    Ticket type:Cost:
    April to OctoberCNY55
    November to MarchCNY40
     
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    When should we go there, and for how long?

    Average time taken:2 to 4 hours
     
    High season:April to October
    Low season:November to March (except Chinese New Year)

      How can we get in contact?

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      Language(s):Mandarin
      Timezone:UTC+08:00
      Country calling code:+86

      How can we get there?

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      Start location:Jinshanling
      End location:Simatai
       
      Route:There is a very obvious and (relatively) straightforward path here on top of the wall. Just make sure you’re heading south.

      What are the numbers and averages?

      Altitude:250 to 800m
      Distance:6km

      Top Descriptions

      This portion of the wall is said to be a favourite for photographers, and it is easy to see why once here. In the snowy month of January, the surrounding mountains are beautiful. The wall rises and falls with the landscape for as far as you can see and evokes a feeling of vastness that is perhaps equal to this country’s history and culture.
       
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      Top Tips

      The path on this hike is not even, nor flat- the full stretch is considered by the unseasoned hiker as being quite tough.
      Come at a time of year when tourist numbers are low, and you may just have uninterrupted views.
      This hike did extend some kilometres farther, to Simatai proper; however, a portion of the wall is under renovation.
      There are hawkers along the wall selling basic souvenirs, and water and chocolate bars at inflated prices.
       
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