The Simatai Great Wall is about 120 kilometers(75 miles) northeast of Beijing in Miyun county. This section is about 19 kilometers long ,and joins Jinshanling Great Wall in the west . 

This section is dangerous and precipitous .Many parts of Walls here were built on sheer cliffs or on steep mountain slopes. It rises and falls sharply but has every essential structure—watch towers and parapets.

 The Heavenly Ladder is a part of the wall built on a slope at an angle of 60-70 degrees, and some parts are 90 degrees. Some places are so narrow on the mountain ridges that only a thin wall could be built on the top of the very steep cliff with a barrier wall built on it known as “single side wall”. 

The Heavenly Bridge is a path over a precipice , about 100 meters long and 3 or 4 feet wide , which crosses abysses about 500 meters deep. With nothing to hold on to , the slightest wind will make visitors tremble with fear, so visitors must climb with extreme care.

Hiking from Jingshanling Great to Simatai Great Wall (Day trip)

Entrance ticket at jinshangling wall is RMB 50 (Mar. 15 - Nov. 15); RMB 40 (Nov. 16- the next Mar.14) ; Cable car is available ,RMB 50 (round-trip) ; RMB 30 (one-way)
Entrance ticket at simatai wall is 40RMB . Cable car is available,RMB 50 (round-trip) ; RMB 30 (one-way)
Pick-up from your accommodation around 08:00 am (earlier/later ).
About 2-2.5 hours drive to Jinshanling section (depending on traffic).
Please note: We use the new highway (toll costs included in price), not the congested roads. This will save about 1 hour each way.
Visiting Jinshanlig section, hiking to Simatai Section .It will take more than 4 hours .pick up at Simatai section Drive back to Beijing.Drop-off at your accommodation around 18:00 h.


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Tower 12- the last accessible tower, generally manned by a guard preventing access to the more dangerous sections further on.

Tower 14 - Cat's Eyes Tower (Mao Yan Lou)

Heavenly Ladder: Climbing the mountainside at a steep 80-degree gradient, the Heavenly Ladder leads to the Fairy Maiden Tower. Stretching upward along the abrupt mountain ridges, the narrowest part is just half a meter wide.

Tower 15 - Fairy Tower (Xian Nu Lou): With a sculpture of twin lotus flowers above the arched doors, it is considered by many to be the most beautiful of all towers and is known for its architecture. Legend has it that it was the dwelling place for an antelope reincarnated in the form of an angel who fell in love with a shepherd.

Sky Bridge: As little as 40 centimeters wide in places, this 100-meter-long segment of the wall connects the Fairy Tower to Watching Beijing Tower.

Tower 16 - Watching Beijing Tower (Wang Jing Lou): At an elevation of 986 meters, it is regarded as the summit of the Simatai Great Wall as well as the highest cultural relic in Beijing. Its name comes from the fact that at night (with good visibility), one can see the lights of Beijing shimmering in the distance 120 km away. The bricks used to build the walls here even stamped with the date on which they were made and the code numbers of the armies that made them.

Tower 17 - Ju Xian Lou - accessible from the East, from the village of Tangjiazhai

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