The Simatai section of the Great Wall is situated at Gubeikou, 120 Kilometers northeast of urban Beijing. First Built in 1368, the first year during the reign of Emperor Hongwu of the Ming dynasty (1368-1644). It is among the best-preserved sections of Great Wall of the Ming dynasty. A fantastic section characterized by delicate and unique design and diversified structures, it incorporates a variety of styles of other parts of the Great Wall and is thus reputed as the “Museum of the Great Wall”.
“The Great Wall is unmatched around the world” said professor Luo Zhewen, a renowned specialist in research of the Great Wall. “And the Simatai section is unmatched among all sections of the Great Wall.” In 1987, the Great Wall was listed as "World historical culture and natural heritage protection project” by world Heritage Committee of UNESCO, and becomes fortune of the entire humankind.
Simatai Great Wall is one of the 25 most popular tourist attractions in the world —— The Times, 2002.