Simatai Great Wall

Simatai Great Wall

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Simatai Great Wall

Introduction: IntroductionSimatai Great Wall lying in the Gubeikou Town northeast of Miyun County about 120 k..

Tickets:Simatai Great Wall fee and opening hoursBest tour time May-OctAdmission 18yuan20-30yuan rop

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Simatai Great Wall Introduction

Simatai Great Wall lying in the Gubeikou Town northeast of Miyun County about 120 kilometers (75 miles) from Beijing, the Simatai Great Wall stretches about five kilometers (three miles) from the Wangjinglou Tower in the east and connects to the Jinshanling Great Wall in the west. It has 35 beacon towers. Constructed under the supervision of Qi Jiguang, a famous general in the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), it is the o­nly part of the Great Walls that still has the original appearance of the Ming Dynasty. The Simatai Great Wall is celebrated for its steepness, queerness and intactness. The main tourist attractions include the Stairway to Heaven, the Fairy Tower, the Heaven Bridge and the Wangjinglou Tower.The Simatai Great Wall is divided into eastern and western parts by a lake, named the Mandarin Duck Lake, which is fed by two springs. o­ne is warm, the other is cold. Even in winter, the surface of the lake will never ice up.

Simatai Great Wall Features

The eastern part of the Simatai Great Wall has 15 watchtowers and was constructed o­n the steep ridge of the mountain. It looks like a winding dragon jumping out of the lake. There tourists can appreciate the Stairway to Heaven, the Fairy Tower, the Heaven Bridge and the Wangjinglou Tower.In order to reach the Fairy Tower, tourists must climb the 85 degree slope Stairway to Heaven which is about 100 meters (328 feet) long and allows o­nly o­ne person to pass. Legend has it that the Fairy Tower was transformed from an antelope and that o­nce the Lotus Flower Fairy lived there, hence its name. o­n the tower, there are some marble arches carved with lotus patterns.With a height of about 1,000 meters (3,281 feet) above sea level, the Wangjinglou Tower is built o­n the highest part of the Great Wall. Between the Fairy Tower and the Wangjinglou is the Heaven Bridge, built across a deep abyss. Standing o­n the Wangjinglou Tower o­ne can see the outline of Beijing City. Compared with eastern part of the Great Wall, the western part is smoother. o­ne can enjoy the intact pack walls, crenels, and kylin, animal and flower embossments. Simatai also offers a wide range of activities. Tourists can go boating, swimming or fishing in the Mandarin Duck Lake.

Simatai Great Wall Tickets

Simatai Great Wall fee and opening hours
Best tour time May-Oct
Admission 18yuan
20-30yuan ropeway

Simatai Great Wall Transporation

1. Take the tourist special bus from Xuanwumen or Qianmen in Beijing through to the Simatai Great Wall (only operates o­n weekends and o­n public holidays).
2. Take No. 980 or 970 city bus at Dongzhimen in Beijing to Miyun County and then get o­n the bus to the Simatai Great Wall.

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