Gubeikou Great Wall of China

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Gubeikou Great Wall of China is one of the best, though least visited, sections of the wall. If you want to get away from crowds and tourist hawkers, then go here. There are actually 3 sections of wall here that you can visit: Wuhushan is to the west and Panlongshan is to the east. There is another less visited, and less know about, section in between these two. There aren't too many signs telling you where to go here, and what there is will be in Chinese. So you may need to get a local to guide you. This area of the wall is much more remote, for a tourist, than others. Gubeikou's distance from Beijing and proximity to Jinshanling and Simatai mean that Guibeikou is often overlooked.

Map showing location of Gubeikou Great Wall of China

Above: Location of Gubeikou Great Wall of China in Beijing, Beijing, China