Simatai Great Wall
Simatai Great Wall is one of best highlight sections of Ming Dynasty great walls. It is located Miyun County, 110km norhteast of Beijing. It was first roughly built in 1368, and then Qi Jiguang restored massively. Today, many sections of Simatai Great Wall is ruined, but you can see its grandoise original views from its walls, towers, stones, etc. Simatai Great Wall connects Jinshanlin Great Wall at eastern Wangjing Tower, then lasts about 5.7km to the western end - Houchuan Kou. It is incredible that there are 35 defensive towers built on the such a short distance, which is believed to be the densest section of whole Great Wall of China. Tall, strong walls were built along the top of steep hills snaking like a dragon.
Hike Simatai Great Wall
Simatai Great Wall is a great section of great walls in Beijing to explore the wild features of Great Wall. It is devided into two sections by Yuanyang Lake. The western section is regular. Hikes are much more facinated by the eastern section which is more challenging to climb but splendid to see the magnificent walls meandering up and down the mountain ridges that seem to have been sliced on both sides by a huge axe. The Wangjing Tower is the highest summit of the Simatai Great Wall which is 986 meters above sea level. To get to this summit tower, you have to walk over some unrestored paths.
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