If you’re visiting Beijing then consider taking the two-hour drive to Simitai for an authentic Great Wall experience.
And while you’re at it, try out this amazing zipline that seems to disappear into Mandarin Duck Lake.
The cable is so long that you can only see where it ends up while someone is riding it, which is at the dam wall. Then you can take a boat across the dam to a landing area near the car park.
Located at eighth tower, the flying fox is of course the express way down. Or if you’re not feeling so brave, you can always go back down on the cable car.