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“a must see before you die!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Great Wall at Mutianyu

Great Wall at Mutianyu
Mutianyu Road, Huairou District, Beijing, China
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Private Layover Tour of Mutianyu Great Wall
Ranked #1 of 1,448 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
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
“a must see before you die!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

This section of the wall is one of the two close to Beijing, it's approx 45-60 minutes ride from the city depending on traffic, keep in mind that traffic in Beijing is pretty bad and also this section of the wall is visited by thousands of tourists every day so plan your trip early in the morning to avoid crowds.

Climbing the wall is a very exciting activity the views from the top are simply amazing, please bring water with you because you won't find many places to buy water or snacks once you reach the top, also keep in mind that climbing the wall is not for anyone the steps are steep.

Visited September 2012
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“Ski lift up and Toboggan down”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

Mutianyu was great. Get there early so you can get some photos without all the other people in your photographs. I loved the toboggan ride down that was pretty awesome..loved it. 550RMB for a private car we had the use of for 8hrs...so you can miss the tourist tour and go where you like. Simon who advertises on here I recommend. great guy nice car.

Visited January 2013
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“must see!!! awesome. really is GREAT Wall!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

Went to the Mutianyu section of the Great Wall in October 2011. This was my 2nd visit to the Great Wall, the 1st time I went in Dec 2007 and visited Jiayuguan. I must say both are spectacular. if you only get one chance to see the Great Wall, then either one is fantastic, you won't be disappointed. Mutianyu is a bit nicer though, it felt less tourists, and the walk was longer. which spread out the tourists. more photo opportunities. Also, after you get off the cable car, you have the option of walking a flatter section, or a steeper one. I took the steeper one. but walked very slowly. the towers in between are interesting. From memory, the Jiayuguan one was a very steep climb up straightaway and didn't have as many towers. The 'steep" path in Mutianyu still was gradual, and it sloped up & down a bit, with a very steep bit towards later. Views are literally breath taking on either one!! I hear Badaling is the most crowded so avoid that one if you can, although I personally haven't been there. It just amazes me how people built this over 2000 years ago without machinery. just incredible. Make sure you have very comfy shoes (trainers or hiking boots) a jacket that you can easily put on/take off, and water! they do sell drinks though even cold beer!! but didn't see any toilet for like 1.5 hrs...

Visited March 2012
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“Awesome views!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

Our visit to Mutianyu in October 2012 was fabulous. We couldn't have asked for a better day with clear skies. Wear comfy shoes as you will be walking a LOT! Also, bring water with you as you will need it going out to explore the wall. When we reached the top, our private guide had told us to go to the left as everyone will go to the right. He was correct and we felt like we were the only ones on the left side for at least a half hour. It was fabulous! We brought a light lunch and enjoyed a little picnic on the wall in one of the covered towers with our 2 daughter ages 7 and 9. Be sure to wear a hat and sunscreen as it was hot and sunny with no place to escape the sun except when you had walked far enough to reach a guard tower. Be forewarned at the bottom of the hill before you get to the wall or the tram that takes you up, there are lots of vendor stalls. Do not stop and look unless you really want to buy because they are persistent to make a sale. Oh, one last item, take a tripod or an X-shot telescoping pole so you can take pictures of everyone in your group and no one gets left out. It is an amazing view!

Visited October 2012
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“mutianyu was interesting”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2013

Had a private guide take us there and then the airport spent 31/2 hours at the wall where the history was explained etc.

Visited January 2013
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