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Jinshanling Great Wall section morning hike from Beijing

Beat the crowds and head to a lesser-known part of the Great Wall of China, beautiful Jinshanling, with this guided day trip from Beijing. The ancient stone fortification visible from space is guaranteed to take your breath away at this particularly stunning location, where the wall rises and falls over lush green peaks towards the blue horizon. It's an early start and a simple breakfast before you arrive at Jinshanling, around 130 km from downtown Beijing. Here you will get a chance to hike the east section of the Great Wall far from the crowds thronging other sections of the wall, while the morning sun melts the mist from the valleys beneath you. Built to keep out marauders from the north and protect Chinese interests, the Great Wall stretches for thousands of kilometres across the Chinese countryside, and is even visible from space. This section of the Great Wall was first constructed the Ming Dynasty, under the capable supervision of the famous general Xu Da (1368 – 1644). Later, national hero General Qi Jiguang led the mighty Ming forces against the raids of the Wokou, Japanese pirates who came to terrorise and raid the Chinese countryside in the 16th century. The section of the wall at Jinshanling was instrumental in Qi Jiguang’s success. As you enjoy your 10 km round hike, which takes about four hours, hear the tales of daring and bravery surrounding the wall. Explore the defensive towers located at key points along the wall, each with its own unique features, aesthetics and stories, and look out over the vast Chinese landscape from the greatest man-made structure in the world. Now that you've worked up an appetite, enjoy a delicious traditional lunch before you return to Beijing. Beat the crowds and head to a lesser-known part of the Great Wall of China, beautiful Jinshanling, with this guided day trip from Beijing. The ancient stone fortification visible from space is guaranteed to take your breath away at this particularly stunning location, where the wall rises and falls over lush green peaks towards the blue horizon. It's an early start and a simple breakfast Meeting/ pick-up point: Please contact the local team to confirm pick-up and drop-off point 24 hours in advance of tour. If your hotel is outside the third ring road in Beijing, please contact the trip advisors for details. Duration: Ten hours. Start/opening time: 9.30am. Pick-up time between 6am and 6.30am. Please be waiting at the arranged pick-up point five minutes prior to pick-up time. Languages:English. Others: Entrance tickets, English-speaking tour guide, typical Chinese lunch, transport all included.