Jinshanling has long been the Great Wall representative in both paintings and photographs, such as when the Great Wall showcases in essential places, such as the National Congress Hall of China. Watching the sunset over Jinshanling is a unique chance to catch the Great Wall's natural beauty and grandeur.
By taking our Sunset tour from Gubeikou to Jinshanling, you will be amazed by the views you have only seen on TV and travel magazines. Visiting the Great Wall at sunset will give you both the impetus and passion for shooting like a professional photographer rather than just a Great Wall hiker.
For us to catch the sunset over the Great Wall, we'll start our tour a little late today. You will be picked up from your hotel between 10, and 11 am, and from there, we'll drive out to the Gubeikou Great Wall.
Gubeikou, 62 miles to Beijing, occupies a strategically important location, is the bastion protecting the northern gateway to the capital. There are 14 beacon towers, 143 watchtowers, 16 strategic pass, three citadels, and many other military constructions. Many of them are famous cultural relics, such as the Big Flower Beacon Tower of the Northern Qi Dynasty, Fairy Tower, General Tower, and the dominant Wangjing Tower.
After walking on Gubekou, we will cross over to Jinshanling. Jinshanling has five main passes and 67 watchtowers. There is an enemy tower every 100 meters (328 feet), each of which is about ten meters (33 feet) high. Featuring various structures and having different functions, those watchtowers are either one tiered or two-tiered. Among them, the most celebrated are the Big and Small Jinshan Watchtowers. The Wangjinglou Tower, the General Tower, the Black Tower, and the Taochun Tower are also must-sees on the Jinshanling Great Wall. The General Tower was named to commemorate Wu Guihua, a heroine who sacrificed herself to resist the northern invader's invasion in the Ming Dynasty.
Before we climb down, we'll stay to view the sunset over the Great Wall. This experience will be a nature lover's delight and is also an excellent opportunity for photos.
We'll have dinner at a nearby guesthouse at the foot of the Wall. The housewife here will serve you Kong Pao Chicken and many delicious dishes with the vegetables she plants.
You will be back at your hotel around 8 pm. If you are catching a flight or train, we'll send you to the airport or station for a modest fee.
UPGRADE YOUR EXPERIENCE
You can see both the sunset and sunrise by taking our flat-rate overnight hiking and camping program.
Private or Semi-private English Tour includes private transfers, tickets and meal. Your guide will walk with you for every step from hotel pickup to drop-off and on the Great Wall!
Use our top-rated professional private transfer service and tour by yourself. You can pick Volkswagen Passat, Buick Minivan, or luxury Mercedes and BMW. Everything is the same as the Platinum Package, except that you pay less.
Are you a solo travelers or on budget, check this group hiking with sunset tour program for a flat rate of just $129.
"We did the Jinshanling to Gubeiko sunset hike with Aaron. The trip exceeded all of my expectations. Booking the tour and receiving confirmation was a little chaotic; I needed to reach out consistently to ensure my tour was confirmed. I found WeChat to be effective. Once we were confirmed, it was a flawless experience. Aaron was on-time, knowledgeable, and great to talk with. We encountered less than ten people in the hike's entirety and set up in a perfect place to watch the sunset. This is a must-do when in Beijing!"
-- davel999, TripAdvisor, Experienced May 2019
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