Where is Simatai Great Wall?
Simatai Great wall is located in the north of Simatai Village, Gubeikou Town, north of Miyun District, Beijing, located in Gubekou Town to the northeast of Miyun District of Beijing, adjacent to Gubei Water Town.. This section of Great Wall is famous for its 5 features of “steepness, compactness, queerness, wonderfulne and comprehensiveness”. Simatai Great Wall is exquisite in its architecture details and is grand as a whole structure along the mountains. This wall is the only section that remains the original characters of Ming Dynasty. It was the original creation of the famous General Qi Jiguang and was completed under the supervision of him.
One of the prestigious Great Wall experts, Luo Zhewen, praised the Great wall of China the best around the world and Simtal Great Wall deserves the best section of the Great Wall among all the sections of Chinese Great Wall. Simatai Great Wall has been listed as the World Cultural Heritage by UNESCO. How to get to Simatai Great Wall from Beijing? There are 4 ways we recommended you to get to Simatai Great Wall from Beijing as follows:
Take Tour Bus to Simatai Great Wall
How to get to Simatai Great Wall from Beijing by tour bus? You can take tourist buses from Beijing tourism distribution center to Simatai Great Wall. The tourist buses are only available from middle April to Oct. 26 during the high season. It will take three hour to get to Simatai.
From Monday to Friday, you could take the tourist bus at Tian'anmen Departure Center from 6:00 am - 9:00 am. The price is depending on the number of people on the bus:
- Less than 5 people: 300 RMB per adult and 280 RMB per student;
- 5 to 7 People: 220 RMB per adult and 22 RMB 0 per student;
- 12 or more people: 160RMB per adult and 140RMB per student.
On Saturday and Sunday, you could take a tourist bus at Xuanwumen Dispatch Branch Center (Exit B, Subway Line 2, the northeast corner of Xuanwumen Road). The departure time is from 07:30 am – 08:00 am and the price will be 160RMB per adult and 140RMB per student.
Note: The tickets are available at No.5 and No.6 window at each tourism dispatch branch center.The prices above include the round trip bus tickets and the ticket of Simatai Great Wall. Tel: 010-83531111/66015622/66070900.
Take Long Distance Bus
►There are buses start from Dongzhimen Long Distance Bus Station directly to Simatai Great Wall scenic spot. It is an air-conditioned bus. It starts at 6:30 every day, and ends at 16:40. It departs every half an hour to get back and forth. You can climb to the Simatai Great Wall here.
►Or take the bus to Chengde City at the Beijing Dongzhimeng Long Distance Bus Station . And ask the driver to drop you when pass the Simatai Great Wall.
Take Local Bus
How to get to Simatai Great Wall from Beijing by local bus? You can also take local bus No. 980 at the Beijing Dongzhimen Long distance Bus Station to Miyun County from 6:00 to 19:00. Along the Gulou Dajie Street in Miyun county, you can find taxies to Simatai Great Wall. It takes more than 3 hours in total.
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