angezeigt 216 Mal, heruntergeladen 15 Mal
bei Toudaoliang, Hebei (China)
Cada poco tiempo hay una torre de vigilancia en lo alto de una colina, a menudo “habitada” por algún vendedor ambulante de agua, cerveza o recuerdos.
Hay que tener cuidado de no pasar la salida de la ruta, escondida en un pasadizo que sale a mano derecha.
Antes era posible seguir caminando sobre la muralla hasta Simatai, pero este paso ha sido cerrado pues dos empresas diferentes explotan ambos trechos.
Al comienzo y al final de la ruta se encuentran aparcamientos e información turística. Hay que pagar entrada.
Existen autobuses con los que se puede venir e ir desde y hasta Beijing, aunque lo más cómodo y rápido es ir en coche privado o con conductor.
- - -
The Jinshanling Great Wall is a 7 km long piece of the wall with less tourist affluence as it is somewhat remoter from Beijing than other parts of the wall. Neither does it have restaurants, cable cars, slides or theme parks, although the time we visited some kind of construction was going on.
It is strictly for walking and contemplating the scenery.
Plus, while the first stretch of the Jinshanling Great Wall is restored, at the end the wall has been left unamended so it can be seen in its original, unperfect condition. Several watchtowers can be found during the walk where Chinese salesmen and women offer everything from cold water, beer, and souvenirs. Although this not (yet) overrun by tourists this stretch is known for the beauty of its landscape, surrounded by forests on hills. The climb can be steep sometimes and the stairs high, so you’d better wear sturdy walking shoes and be in good physical condition. Take some water if it is hot, as it usually is during summer. Some time ago it was possible to go on walking to the Simatai part of the great wall, but this is not possible any more as the two parts of the wall are exploited by two different companies who decided so.
Before starting you have to pay an entrance fee. There are parking lots and tourist information both at the start and at the end of the trip. Buses commute regularly between Beijing and the starting-/ ending point, though the fastest way to get there is by private transport/ private driver.