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Jinshanling Great Wall Scenic Area, Hebei province

Updated: Dec 28, 2020 govt.chinadaily.com.cn Print
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Jinshanling Great Wall Scenic Area, Hebei province
(金山岭长城景区 jīn shān lǐng cháng chéng jǐng qū)

Address:
Keshiying town, Luanping county, Chengde city, Hebei province
Websites:
www.jslcc.com (Cn)
en.jinshanlingchangcheng.com (En)
Scenic Spot Level: AAAAA
Opening Hours :
6:30-18:30 (April 1-Oct 31)
8:30-16:30 (Nov 1-March 31)
Ticket Price:
April 1-Oct 31: 65 yuan($9.95)/person
Nov 1-March: 31:55 yuan/person
One-way cable ticket: 40 yuan/person
Notes:
1. A half-price concession exists for people aged between 60 and 69.
2. There is a two-star hotel in the Jinshanling Great Wall Scenic Area that can receive more than 200 people for accommodation and more than 500 for dining.
3. The Jinshanling Great Wall is a good place for hiking and is a paradise for photography lovers. The best time for photography is from May to October.
4. The Jinshanling Great Wall scenery is the most magnificent in the morning and evening, and in the summer or autumn after rain cloud mists and rainbows creates stunning landscapes.

An autumn view of the Jinshanling Great Wall in North China’s Hebei province [Photo/IC]

Located in Luanping county, North China’s Hebei province about 130 kilometers away from Beijing, the Jinshanling Great Wall was built under the direction of General Xu Da (1332-85) in 1368 during the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644).

With five passes, three beacon towers, and 67 watchtowers that differ in construction materials, the number of tiers, and the patterns of roofs, the Jinshanling Great Wall starts from the Gubeikou Pass in the west and ends at the Wangjing Tower in the east, covering a total length of 10.5 kilometers.

As an important section of the Great Wall in China with a complete defensive system, the Jinshanling Great Wall is rated as a national foremost protected cultural heritage site, a national scenic spot, and a national 5A-level tourist attraction. It is inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List, and enjoys a reputation as the “paradise of photographers”. Tourists can enjoy its breathtaking and magnificent natural scenery while taking photos and hiking during all four seasons.

A beacon tower in the Jinshanling Great Wall, North China’s Hebei province. [Photo/IC]

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