Jinshanling Great Wall in Beijing
The Great Wall at Jinshanling has complete defensive system including barrier walls, battlement walls, watchtowers, gun emplacements, shooting holes, horse blocking walls, and branch cities. It is known as the 'paradise of photographer'.
Attraction Type: World Heritage Site, Nature Reserve
Chinese Name: 北京金山岭长城
Open Hours: April to October: 6:00 - 18:00
November to March: 7:00 - 17:00
Recommended Visiting Time: 1 Day
Best Time to Visit: Spring and Autumn
Admission Fee: April to October: CNY 65
November to March: CNY 55
Free for children under 1.2 meters (3.9 feet)
Address in English: Luanping County, Chengde City
Address in Chinese:承德市滦平县境内
Why is Jinshanling Great Wall So Special
Jinshanling Great Wall stands at the border between Luanping County of Chengde City and Miyun County of Beijing. It is named after the large and small Jinshan between Wuling Peak of Yanshan Mountain and Gubeikou Wohu Ridge. This section of the Great Wall was built along the foothills and offers a broad view. It is a beautiful, magnificent part of the Great Wall dating from the Ming Dynasty. Compared with other parts of the Great Wall, it maintains its well-preserved original appearance—simple and pure, quiet and peaceful. It is an excellent choice for visiting the Great Wall near Beijing.
The Great Wall at Jinshanling is one of the best preserved parts of the Great Wall with many original features, which is called the essence of the Great Wall by experts. It is famous for its wide vision and unique function of building defense system.
It zigzags from Longyu Pass in the west, and ends at the Wangjing Tower in the east, with a total length of 10.5 kilometers, a height of 5 meters to 8 meters, and an altitude of 700 meters above sea level. It has 67 watchtowers, 3 beacon towers, and 5 passes. They are densely distributed, at intervals of 50 meters to 100 meters.
How to Get There
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If you want to get rid of hustle of public transportation and troublesome navigation, you can book a private tour package which covers sightseeing dining and transfer from us. Our local tour guide and driver will escort you to Jinshanling Great Wall with speed and convenience, and take care of all the details. You just need to focus on sightseeing.
Self-driving from Beijing: along Jingmi Road, Jingcheng Highway (101 National Highway), across Gubeikou Town, 10 kilometers ahead.
Self-driving from Luanping: 1. S353 to S354, and then into the Jinshan Mountains Great Wall Scenic Area. (More bends)
Useful Travel Tips
There is a quasi-two-star Jinshan Hotel in the scenic area, which can accommodate more than 200 people and eat more than 500 people at the same time.
The Great Wall of Jinshan Mountains has not been repaired, of which 24 enemy buildings have maintained their original appearance for 400 years.
Best Time To Visit
The Great Wall of Jinshan Mountains is a good place for walking along the Great Wall and a paradise for photographers. Sooner or later, the scenery is the most magnificent. Clouds and rainbows after rains in summer and autumn have become a major landscape of Jinshan Mountains. May-October is the best time to shoot.