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Tips for Exploring Wild Simatai Great Wall

The Great Wall has long been the most popular Chinese sight for visitors to Beijing. Aside from the well-restored sections like Badaling and Mutianyu, some wild section of the Great Wall has become more and more popular. For those who want to go explore the Great Wall at Simatai, here are some useful tips for you.

Simatai Great Wall

How to Find Simatai
Located in Miyun County, 120 miles from Beijing city, Simatai Great Wall boasts five feats, like danger, density, wonder, deftness and completeness. 5.4 miles long, with 35 Watch Towers, Simatai Great Wall stands out in terms of design and structure. As the prime part of Great Wall, it is the only part which has best reserved the Great Wall from Ming dynasty. And it has been listed into World Heritage List. There are many buses and coaches available in Beijing, which rides between Simatai and the city proper. Or you can negotiate a price with a taxi driver to drive you there and get back. Alternatively, you can rent a car for your trip to Simatai. Anyway, there are many ways to find Simatai Great Wall.

Highlight to Explore at Simatai
The highest point of Simatai Great Wall is Xiannv Tower which can be reached only by climbing up the Ladder of Heaven. 100 meters high, with a slope of 85 degrees, Ladder of Heaven has become an unconquerable part for those visitors. Looking up, those stone steps can only hold two feet, with steep cliffs on both sides. This makes the Ladder of Heaven look more like a thin thread than a ladder. And mere glimpse of this vertical ladder makes some people shudder and recoil. The surrounding views are breathtakingly imposing and extraordinary. Looking down the cliffs, they all look like being cut by axe or knife and more steep and thrilling with some mist floating around them. The Watch Towers are all standing in different shapes and sizes. And they were all erected upon the high points of the mountains, looking magnificent and imposing. The whole Simatai Great Wall stands in perfect harmony with the surroundings. Standing on Simatai Great Wall and looking afar, the imposing Yanshan Range zigzags along and the broad North China Plain stretches to the end of the sky. At the time, you will be filled with some mixed feelings. You may feel you have been brought into a wonderland.

Overall, you will have a lot of fun with a trip to Simatai Great Wall.