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“Impressive !” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Great Wall at Mutianyu

Great Wall at Mutianyu
Mutianyu Road, Huairou District, Beijing, China
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Great Wall of China at Mutianyu Full Day Tour...
Ranked #1 of 1,469 things to do in Beijing
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Early stage in the northern of China in the middle ages,Mutianyu is a the best part is that as the Great Wall to defend north of the capital obstacles and imperial tombs. As a new attractions of Beijing , government repaired and open for tourists from all over the world only 22 tower.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Stairs / elevator
Houthalen, Belgium
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“Impressive !”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013

Visiting in winter has the advantage it's not so crowded. Visibility was not soo good when i was there.
If you don't like souvernir shiops the walk from de entrance to the parking lot is a challenge...

Visited January 2013
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“Good exercise!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

It was not crowded when we were there and we can walk and rest at our own pace. It has a very nice view too. The steps are steeper as compared to Badaling but we enjoyed this great exercise. :)

Visited December 2012
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“It's worth the extra distance from Beijing”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

we went on a Monday, in order to avoid crowds. We had heard that some other Wall locations are over-run, and others are for intrepid hiker/climbers, so being good walkers who don't like mobs, we went to Mutianyu in mid-October and were pleased: very few people, fall colours just coming on. With the aid of a friend in Beijing, we hired a private driver to bring us back/forth from the city and were able to avoid an early start from Beijing. It was also a great means of learning about Beijing, as we picked his brain for all sorts of info. Total cost was $100 for two. We also thereby avoided having to go to a silk factory or other stop on a government-run tour, which is standard if you book through your hotel, it seemed from others' stories. The extra time was spent by me dealing with a bit of vertigo: I found one part of the wall to be much steeper than I expected and wasted about 45 minutes refusing to come back down! Suggest you consider bringing a walking stick to help reduce the pounding of the stone steps on your knees (I brought one as I was hiking several times on my trip). No need to climb up or down the wall: take the lift up and save your energy for walking along the wall. We road the sled down at the end: it was a gas, and much-appreciated laughs after my vertigo.

Visited October 2012
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“Its a must see”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

This is the less visited section a little farther away from Beijing. Having see Badaling before, this was a very much nicer place to see.

Visited January 2013
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“GREAT VISIT TO GREAT WALL”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

We had a driver and English speaking guide to take us to the Great Wall for the day.

It is an excellent section of the wall to walk on, part of the journey up to the actual wall is via a cable car. It certainly was a great experience to finally see the Great Wall and also walk on it. Highly recommended experience.

The journey through the countryside from Beijing was also very interesting.

Visited June 2012
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