Simatai Great Wall

Opening Hours and Ticket Prices

Opening hours: 8:00am-4:30pm
Ticket-selling times: 9:00am-2:30pm
Entrance fee for Simatai Great Wall: 40 CNY
Entrance fee for Gubei Water Town: 150 CNY
Cable car: 90 CNY (one way) / 160 CNY (round trip)

The Simatai section of the Great Wall was originally constructed in the Northern Qi Dynasty (550–577). It was rebuilt and extended in the early Hongwu years (1368–1398) of the Ming Dynasty. During Qing Dynasty, The Great Wall of Simatai, has hosted more than 3 emperors of the Qing Dynasty for worshiping ancestors, hunting. “The Great Wall is the best architecture in China, while the Simatai Great Wall section is the best among the Great Wall sections”.

The Simatai section of the Great Wall is 5.4 kilometers long with 39 watchtowers.  separated into eastern and western parts by a small reservoir. The western part, which is connected to Jinshanling Great Wall, is gently sloped and has 20 well-preserved watchtowers. The eastern part is much steeper and demands a higher level of fitness to climb. Currently, only the section between Tower 2 and Tower 7 of the eastern part is officially open to visitors.

What to see at Simatai Great Wall

At Simatai Great Wall you can explore the Single-Sided Wall which is near the fourth watchtower,  see the Yuanyang Lake from distance, discover the General Tower – the twelfth tower which is the most beautiful and exquisite Watchtower at Simatai. Check out the Viewing Capital Tower which is the highest building of Simatai Great Wall. Admire the Heavenly Ladder and Fairy Tower

Simatai also offers a unique night tour experience, as the wall is beautifully lit up at night and the section between Towers 5 and 6 is open for tourists in the evening. If you have bought the Water Town ticket, you can stay in the town until 6:00pm (5:30pm in winter) and then buy the night tour ticket to enter the Simatai Great Wall. It is advisable to get onto the Wall before sunset to enjoy views of the sunset before taking a short walk on the illuminated Great Wall at night.


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