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The Great Wall of China (Jiankou Great Wall / 箭扣长城)

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I came, I climbed, I conquered (despite multiple mishaps and bodily injuries*).

I can’t think of any words to describe The Great Wall of China. It’s simply beyond words. I was utterly speechless when I reached the top.

Speechless.

Click on the picture above to take a virtual tour of one of the world’s greatest ancient wonders. Enjoy!

*I fell four times and injured myself.

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18 COMMENTS... read them below or add one

  1. lucia

    i haven’t been to the great wall of china yet. one of my dream place to go.

    hope to see more pictures from you soon.

  2. Nate 2.0

    I’ve climbed it twice. It’s a lot of fun. You’re breathless when you get to the top, but when you do catch your breath, the thrill just makes you want to sing and shout at the top of your lungs :)

  3. tigerfish

    How long (distance and time) was the walk? And why were there bodily injuries? Will wait for your photos.

  4. Chubbypanda

    Cool! My parents visit China recently and climbed it as well. My mom said the grade was really steep, like climbing a mountain.

  5. Mr. T

    Fantastic photos- looks like an amazing experience. What application/service did you use to put together that slideshow?

  6. Rasa Malaysia

    Wok and Spoon – I just posted my photos, hope you like them.

    Cooking Ninja – Thanks.

    Gazard – You must!

    Orchidea – I heard Simatai is the most challenging hike. I don’t think I can survive it since I felt 4 times on this. LOL.

    Meeso – thanks for your kind words. Pictures posted. :)

    Techkiee – yes, the pictures don’t do any justice.

    Lucia – I hope you go there soon and see the Great Wall for yourself.

    Bayi – go go fast.

    Cynthia – exactly…it’s very scenic and beautiful.

    Nate 2.0 – yep, although I didn’t yell my lungs out as I was in agony for my bodily pain.

    Tiga – I didn’t track, but it felt forever since I am not much a hiker. Maybe 4 hours (or more) in total up and down.

    Big Boys – yes, I did have fun.

    CP – it was steep at certain places…it was more like rock climbing instead of hiking.

    Mr. T – yes, it was an amazing experience. I use Lightbox 2.0 for the photos.

  7. team BSG

    Told you to hold our hand u said no need. Next time plse v carry you up ! When we were in Beijing 2002 it was easier and yes the view was fantastic ( we saw a couple of Turks lurking u know )

  8. christine

    Oh my gosh, you got me even more excited!! I’m booked for Beijing first week of Nov. :) I can’t wait! I’m off to look at your photos.

  9. andy

    Well done ! You are so brave and adventurous! These are great pictures of the Great Wall! Which reminds me… I should go through my India pictures and post some. Having read this I thought it was rather informative. I appreciate you finding the time and energy to put this article together. I once again find myself personally spending a significant amount of time both reading and leaving comments. But so what, it was still worth it! In return, I also found a great blog of Jinshanling travel tips, I’d love to share it here with you and for future travelers. http://www.wildgreatwall.com/how-difficult-is-it-to-do-great-wall-one-day-hike-from-jinshanling-to-simatai-west/

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