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Hiking Route: Gubeikou-Jinshanling Great Wall

Gubeikou and Jinshanling sections are two extremely popular hiking parts in Great Wall Hiking tours. In this part, the unrestored Great Wall will let you see what the real Ming Dynasty Great Wall is!

(Gubeikou-Jinshanling Location)

Gubeikou Great Wall

Gubeikou section is the most complete part of the Great Wall since it had been built up. Located along the Yanshan Mountain range in the northeast of Miyun County, Gubeikou Great Wall welcomes people who are fond of adventures.

Gubeikou Great Wall Architectural Features
► The first line of military defence
► The most magnificent and strongest part in Ming Dynasty Great Wall
► The unique completed reserved part of Ming Dynasty Great Wall

Gubeikou Great Wall

Jinshanling Great Wall

Jinshanling section is a wonderful place to see the sunrise. The dangerous geography and the vast view from the higher place make Jinshanling Section become the highlight part of the Great Wall. With the same fame of the other parts, Jinshanling Great Wall is also famous for the firm structure and the subtle design to prevent the ancient China.

Jinshanling Great Wall Architectural Features
► The perfect section to take phots of sunset
► The highlight of Great Wall
Jinshanling Great Wall

Gubeikou-Jinshanling Great Wall Hiking Blog

It was our first time to have this Great Wall hiking tour. We needed firstly climbing up to a mountain to reach the Wall. After few hours climbing, we got to the Wall. Quietly standing there, no disturbs from others, only the blue sky and white clouds companied with the zig-zag Great Wall, AMAZING!

Gubeikou Great Wall
From Gubeikou to Jinshanling, we needed to go through three parts: Gubeikou, Panlongshan, Jinshanling. Between Panlongshan and Jinshanling, there was a military area which was forbidden to go through so that we had to bypass.

Along the Great Wall, we felt walking in the history. The brick on the Wall looked at us curiously, liking we were invaders to interrupt their life.

Gubeikou Great Wall
On the way, we passed Panlongshan Great Wall. Panlongshan located in the middle part of Gubeikou Great Wall System. It was a part often experiencing wars. It connected Wohushan, Shuiguan, Tiemenguan, and Cicheng together, forming into the defence code of Guberkou Great Wall system. Panlongshan Great Wall now is in 5km long, with more then 40 towers. Among the towers, the most famous is “General Tower (将军楼)” and “24 Eyes Tower (24眼楼)”.

Gubeikou Great Wall
After a distance hiking, we arrived at 24 Eyes Tower. The road after it was forbidden to walk (a sign there told us to stop because it was a military area). At that time, we should hiked down the Wall from a small route. When we climbed up to the Great Wall from the bypass, we entered into Jinshanling Great Wall section.
Jinshanling Great Wall
Jinshanling Great Wall offered a panorama view for visitors. The Wall built along the ranges of mountains, suitable for hiking and climbing.The present Jinshanling Part was rebuilt in Ming Dynasty. General Qi jiguang in Min Dynasty was in charge of the renovation project.

Jinshanling Great Wall