Great Wall Night Tour: Simatai Great Wall and Gubei Water Town Private Tour
The Simatai section of the Great Wall is one of the few sections to retain the original appearanceof the Great Wall. It’s very varied in makeup. Simatai has many characteristics of other Great Wall sections, and some unique features of its own. It's the only section opened for a night tour.
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. Like most sections of the Ming Dynasty Great Wall often visited today, this section also underwent construction under the supervision of General Qi Jiguang (1528–1588).
Gubei Water Town (古北水镇) is a large resort area made to look like a Qing Dynasty-era (1644–1912) town right close to the Simatai Great Wall.
It is actually a real town since the builders incorporated several Chinese villages that were already there into it, and locals still live in it.