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What an Adventure on Jinshanling Great Wall

For the last couple days, I had explored a bunch of historic sites in the center of Beijing. So I decided to explore outside Beijing to see the Great Wall. As Jinshnaling is far away from the city center, I had to make an early start to avoid the traffic and have more time to explore the wall. Alarm set early I woke up to a sunny day and waited outside the hotel for my tour guide to show up. 15 minutes later we were on a car ride for Jinshanling.

Jinshanling Great Wall

On our way over there, my tour guide told me the history about the wall and the significance it has played over the years. With the mystic history of the wall, my excitement built up even more on our ride. About two hours later, we stopped at a shack on the side of the road, there was a restaurant where we would have lunch after our walk.

As we headed for the final destination I could see the wall snaking over the mountains and hills - it was quite a sight. A couple minutes later we made our way up the wall and started to walk. The walk was the most amazing experience while exploring the wall at Jinshanling. The climbs were steep sometimes but I was rewarded with the stunning views. Hardly anyone out there and I only met a few other young packers walking the wall. We passed through a couple of watch towers which used to be used as the accommodation block for soldiers. Half way through and at the very top of the wall we stopped to get some rest and catch my breath. Standing on the highest point, looking over uninterrupted views of the mountains and hills with the wall meandering all over, I was overwhelmed by the sight.

After hours of walk on the wall, I was really tired and my joints ached and I knew it was time to get down the wall. So we headed for our meeting point to meet the car. My walk on the wall at Jinshanling was quite an adventure I did in Beijing. I really had fun and learned a lot about the Great Wall.

Unexpected Jinshanling Great Wall Hiking

Last Saturday, together with my family, we explored the wild Jinshanling Great Wall. Although in hot summer, we did enjoy cozy environment and perfect holiday, much thanks to the tour service and tour guide. Booking this tour is the suggestion of my father, because he held much interest to this Great Wall section.

We felt very sorry that we were late on the departure day. Because of the breakfast, our tour guide and driver waited for us. Tour guide was a little girl with beautiful smile and graceful behaviors. She understood our exciting and told us more about this attraction. Traffic in Beijing downtown area is very heavy. Our driver is very smart and successfully got rid of this bad condition. We just enjoyed the perfect environment, air-conditioned car, clean seats and soft music. For the far distance, it spent about three hours. Sunlight is very strong on the day. However, we felt very cozy with the fresh sceneries and clean air. After steeping on the Great Wall, traditional tastes poured our mind and body. It is truly an elegant wild attraction sending out mysterious tastes. Standing on the ruined ground, I could smell the flavor of the soil. Most of the bricks disappeared and formed the soil feeding the plants surrounded.

Jinshanlling Great Wall

Hiking journey is easy than we expected. Walking on the wall, I felt I was walking in the ancient times. Perhaps, only you came here, you could arouse this kind of feeling. My mother and father liked this wall building very much. They took pictures the whole journey holding exciting and happy feeling. When we met the watchtower, surprising feeling is full of our minds. Ruined, original appearance without roof, it showed loneliness standing on the ground. Many grasses accompanied with it guarding the local area. Just here, we got our fully relaxed. Trees here are not blossoming with sophisticated appearance. Having an overview, scenery far distance showed so green and vigorous. The shape of this Great Wall building presented narrow and winding stretching to the mountains. It is just the Jinshanling Great Wall. It is a wild Great Wall, camping here is available. Turning back appreciating the far distance we have finished, strange proud feeling rushed my mind.

I felt very happy for this tour. Highly recommend Jinshanling Great Wall tour. It is truly a wonderful record for Chinese ancient times!

Amazing Hiking Experience

I have been in Beijing for a couple of days till last week. I did not have much time to myself as I was pretty much tied up with work. Lucky for me, I got 2 days off work, then I figured I might as well stretch some of my legs for a change. So I decided to go for a walk on the Great Wall. I contacted a tour guide that I knew on my last trip to Beijing.

Jinshanling Great Wall

In the morning, after my tour guide showed up, we jumped on a van and headed for Jinshanling to start our day trips. It took a few hours to get there as the section was located further away from the city proper. I planned 2 days for my hiking over there, so I had to stay for one night at the foothill. I was really glad I crashed for the night. It was definitely an essential rural experience for me. Anyway, enough with my accommodation. Back to my hiking on the wall. By the time we got to Jinshanling it was well into the afternoon. As usual, my tour guide took care of the entrance and we started to hike up the wall on foot, instead of grabbing a cable car up the wall. I got to say, the wall was really long and there were some parts which were very steep, making it hard to walk over. But it was worth it. By the time I got over the difficult parts of the wall, I was treated to quite a sight while standing on the highest point on the wall.

Truth to be told, I had never seen anything like that before. The views on the wall were just as breathtaking as they could be! The blue sky, the clouds, breeze and the snaking wall as well as the green-covered mountains - all made my hiking an unforgettable experience. All I got to do while hiking the wall was to take my time to enjoy myself and the incredible trek. It was really amazing to explore the wall at Jinshanling, especially those crumbling towers which totally took my breath away! By the time we had to get down the wall, I also witnessed the sunset on the wall. The sight vowed me, no doubt!

Overall, I really had a great time hiking the wall at Jinshanling!

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