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Great Wall at Mutianyu

Mutianyu Road, Huairou District, Beijing, China
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As featured in 3 days in Beijing
Ranked #1 of 1,242 attractions in Beijing
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Ancient Ruins, Hiking Trails
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Traveler Description: The Great Wall at Mutianyu is a little further from Beijing than the most popular section at Badaling, but it doesn't get as crowded.  This section... more »
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Stairs / elevator
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leeton nsw
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33 reviews 33 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Caught a cab from Beijing and then a cable car up. Very easy for toddlers and less mobile people. You can still walk for ages and have spectacular view. Try to go after a big rain- makes visibility much better. There a nice place to eat in the town below the wall.

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29 reviews 29 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Overwhelming to think hundred of years and man made. It is inspiring. The views from this ny point are fantastic!

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Manila, Philippines
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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

went here on the suggestion that it is less crowded than badaling - and it was indeed! you will pay 100 for the round trip ski lift or toboggan ride going back. the views from the place is amazing! a bit of a hike walking alomg the walls but was well worth it! took a small tour to see this... More

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Bangkok, Thailand
18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Have seen from many photos, but when you really see it, feel it, it is really amazing structure. Imagine that there is no machine and technology like today, buidling this marvelous structure shows that Chinese has advance knowledge in architecture and engineering for long time ago.

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Bairnsdale, Australia
4 reviews 4 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Probably the best attaction we visited in our 13 days in China. From the moment we trudged up through the local markets to the cable cars, we knew we weren't as fit as we should be. At the top of the cable cars we again were challenged by more stairs to the wall. Once on the wall we took the... More

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New York City, New York
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39 reviews 39 reviews
23 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Breathtaking structure. You don't need to be an engineer or architect to appreciate the design and difficulty of this wall. It's amazing how people actually built this so long ago. The history is also extremely interesting and reading about it briefly beforehand helped put a lot in perspective. The view along the wall is spectacular and you can track the... More

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Los Angeles, California
14 reviews 14 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Go first thing in morning- no crowds. They have a new visitor center and bus you up to the location you can take the chair lift up from. If you walk up steps and do not chair lift up it takes approx. 1.5 hours to go up many stairs. Bring BUG SPRAY! bugs are everywhere!! Toboggan down was a great... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Get there early (ie before 9am) for an uncrowded walk to the top. Great views. Walk was challenging if you are not fit :).

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Dudelange, Luxembourg
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51 reviews 51 reviews
34 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

quit special to visit the Wall in the mountains because you get nice views of stretches of the meandering Wall. But be aware, the effort hiking the Wall is strenous. Especially in summertime with +35 degrees and the sun burning down on you.... Absolutely worth the effort though :-)

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Key Biscayne, Florida
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Just to imagine what it took to create that...It is an amazing construction,,We use the Toboggan to come down ,it was fun. Great views..

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