Simatai Great Wall Tour
IN-DEPTH TOUR OF SIMATAI GREAT WALL, MIYUN
It is said the Simatai Great Wall is the essence part of the Great Wall with its original look. Not like the Badaling Great Wall and Mutianyu Great Wall renovated completely, this part of the Great Wall was repaired without changing it old looks.
Located to the north of Simatai Village, Gubeikou Town, Miyun District, Simatai Great Wall is near to Gubei Water Town and is known for its steep and precipitous.
As we all known, most sections of the Great Wall that we can see today were built in hundreds years ago in the Ming dynasty. The wall has been eroded by the sun, the wind and the rain and it looks more like ruins than the Great Wall.
For safety concerns, several sections of the Great Wall were renovated and Simatai is not one of them. In other words, Simatai Great Wall is the one of the section of the Great Wall that you can experience the genuine Great Wall that built by ancient Chinese rather than constructors of modern times.
Hiking the Great Wall is very energetic, especially for the genuine Great Wall with little renovated. So make sure you bring energy drink that to renew physical vigor with you.
Ticket: 40 RMB
Transportation: Take Bus No. 980 to Miyun Xidaqiao at Dongzhimen Station then transfer to local bus to Simatai Great Wall.
Tips: It is about 2.5km from the entrance of Simatai Great Wall and the ticket office, so it is better to take a shuttle bus after you bought the ticket. The shuttle bus is 10 RMB for a single journey.