No trip to China would be complete without visiting the Great Wall. While many people choose to visit it at Badaling, those well travelled find it too touristy. A better spot is Jinshanling. It is less trafficed and for the adverterous you can hike from there to Simatai for a great afternoon. The hike takes the average walker four hours. It took about two. Our taxi driver didn't think it could be done. Then again we were a duo of an Olympic (retired for one day) race walker and an avid trekker. Probably not that average tourists to the wall.
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