Great Wall at Shixia Pass, Beijing

4.3
Walk one of the world's iconic structures away from the busy crowds at Great Wall at Shixia Pass, the only "wild" portion of the landmark wall around Beijing opened to the public. The Shixiaguan section runs for 10 km (6 mi), winding along the mountaintops and past a village of the same name. The entrance, Shixia Pass, suffered complete destruction in a 17th-century battle between a rebel leader who fought the Ming Dynasty and became the emperor of the short-lived Shun Dynasty. The first few bits of the pathway are covered with boardwalks and secured with iron railings. As you move along, you will run into countless watchtowers, some heavily damaged towers, and a few fairly preserved. Use our Beijing trip app to add Great Wall at Shixia Pass and other attractions to your Beijing vacation plans.
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  • it is long and it is amazing. you have to visit, if you are going to china. never miss it. i went with international group. English speaking.  more »
  • If you want the iconic Great Wall picture, standing on a section of fully restored wall where Nixon stood, then go to Badaling. Just know you will be there with 10,000 other people, the parking lot.....  more »

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