Gubei & Simatai Great Wall Night Exploration
Great Wall, Beijing & Around, China
Simatai is the only section of the Great Wall illuminated for night visits. Ascend by cable car in the late afternoon from Gubei Water Town to see the Simatai section of the Great Wall in a different light.
Entry in fact starts from the late afternoon for one to enjoy the sun setting in the distance as the lights comes on for a special experience of the wall.
Simatai has only undergone partial restoration for structural safety and still sports most of its original appearance, thus it is fairly tough in certain sections with steep incline and high steps. Walk along the eastern section under the setting sun and deep blue dusk sky as lights and lanterns begin to illuminate the wall.
Please note comfortable walking shoes and warm clothing & windbreaker are highly recommended.