Great Wall Adventure Club runs private
tours and group tours to Jinshanling section of the Great Wall and
But first, let's see who have successfully
completed their hiking and become our
Hall of Famers!
Jinshanling Great Wall Overview
Jinshanling is the start of the classic
Great Wall hike to
Simatai that Great Wall Adventure Club has
guided to thousands of international
travelers and adventurers. Often this hike is a foreign hiker’s first
introduction to the Great Wall, so get off on the right foot with Great
Wall Adventure Club.
If you are daring enough to finish the hike, you will earn a spot on our
hallowed Hall of Fame!
Jinshanling Great Wall is located in Luanping County of Chengde, Hebei
Province, and borders on Miyun County of Beijing Municipality. It is 130
kms away from Beijing. Jinshanling Great Wall was builit in 1567-1586
when Qi Jiguang, a famous general in Ming Dynasty, acted as the head of
military force in Ji Town. It is typical in structure and is famous for
its broad field of vision, dense guard towers, unique landscape, elegant
architecture, complete military defense system and excellent state of
preservation. It is an exemplary section of the Great Wall and hence
comes the saying that Jinshan section is the most quintessential of the
10,000-li Great Wall.
Jinshangling Great Wall got its
name because it was built on the bigger and the smaller Jinshan
Mountains. The Wall starts from Longyukou in the west and ends at the
Wangjinglou Tower in the east and stretches about 10.5 kms. You can see
parapets, kylin screen walls, literal bricks and wall made of literal
bricks in Jinshanling.
Jinshanling was listed as one of the world cultural
heritage sites in 1987. It is also one of the AAAA-grade national
tourist attractions of China.
What Can You Discover at
Jinshanling in a Particular Season?
When spring comes, the spring breeze brings warmth; the
trees and grass have just turn green; flowers blossom and add radiance
and beauty to each other, which present a unique landscape. Jinshanling
is an ideal place to take an outing in spring. .
Jinshanling in Summer
Jinshanling is beautiful in summer with row upon row of
green woods on rolling hills, colorful rainbows, soughing of the win in
pines and babbling brook. If you are lucky enough, you can also see the
distinctive sea of cloud over Jinshanling.
Jinshanling in Fall
Jinshanling is beautiful and magnificent in fall with
clear sky, crisp air and hills on hills all in red.
Jinshanling in Winter
Jinshanling looks solemn in winter. The Great Wall,
however, loos more charming in snnow, as if a bride in wedding garment.
History of Jinshanling:
The Jinshanling Great Wall was initially built from 1368 to 1389 in the
Ming Dynasty, and in 1567 or 1570 rebuilding of the Wall was mainly
directed by General Qi Jiguang. Poems and tablet writings can be found
on the Jinshanling Great Wall left from the time Qi Jiguang directed
building of this section of the Great Wall.
In 1992, Mr. Ko Sau-leung jumped over the Great Wall in
motorbike in the west terrace of crenel of Jinshanling section. His
motorbike jumped 32 meters.
Features of the Jinshanling Great Wall:
The total length of this section is about eleven kilometers (6.8 miles),
and the scenic spot of the Jinshanling Great Wall has an area of 32
square kilometers. The Wall is about seven to eight meters high and five
to six meters wide, which is made of brick and stone. The Jinshanling
Great Wall has an elevation of 700 meters. Watching Beijing Tower is on
the highest position, from which you can see Beijing. The Jinshanling
Great Wall is second only to the Badaling
Great Wall in its completeness.
There are more than 100 enemy towers along the whole Jinshanling Great
Wall. Built stably and elegantly, different towers have different
structures and appearances. Rows of 3-meter-high Barrier Walls were
built leading to the enemy towers to protect the towers. Some of the
towers are storerooms as well. They were used to store food, hay and
Two of so many enemy towers are bigger Jinshan and smaller Jinshan.
There is a legend about them. It was said that the two towers were built
by 3000 soldiers from the Jiangsu and Zhejiang Provinces led northward
by Qi Jiguang. In order to remind themselves of their hometowns, the
names of bigger and smaller Jinshan Islands in Zhenjiang City, which is
in Jiangsu Province, were used to name the two enemy towers.
As there are relatively few tourists at Jinshanling Great Wall, it is a
good place to explore on foot.
In early mornings of spring and summer you can see a remarkable view -
"Cloud Sea" below you from the Wall.
Chinese famous photographer for Great Wall Mr. Duan
Jiujun is Great Wall Adventure Club's partner. He's going to have his
first Website locate at
Tour to Jinshanling and
Hike in Jinshanling
The Jinshanling Great Wall has never been repaired. You are safer when
you visit this section of the Great Wall than other parts. It is safer
as the service in this section of Great Wall includes that one tour
guide is responsible for one tourist, for his/her safety actually. When
needed, the tour guides will go hand in hand to protect the tourists.
An 800-meter long cable was built to entertain the tourists. Also a
3-kilometer section of the Wall was rebuilt and is bathed after dark in
colored light, making a splendid "Night Great Wall".
You can join our private tour to Jinshanling or a bus
tour to Jinshanling with the opportunity to hike to
Map of Jinshanling
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