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“Ever wanted The Great Wall all to yourself?” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Great Wall at Mutianyu

Great Wall at Mutianyu
Mutianyu Road, Huairou District, Beijing, China
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Ranked #1 of 1,238 attractions in Beijing
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Ancient Ruins, Hiking Trails
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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: Stairs / elevator, Bathroom facilities
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“Ever wanted The Great Wall all to yourself?”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

When picking a section of the Great Wall to visit, I definitely wanted a section not as crowded with tourists as Badaling or Juyongguan. Booked a tour to Mutianyu with Beijing Champagne International. Our guide, Rogin, showed up to pick us up super early at 7am. We got to the wall just after 8 and took the cable car up. Could you believe it? No one else was there!
Rogin shared some facts with us about the Wall and my mother shared some facts with him about Macchu Picchu and some similarities, namely the large stones held together without mortar.
After about an hour, the tour groups started to show up. But we were to call it a day anyway so we took the cable car back down.
On the way down after the cable car dropped us off, we passed plenty of stalls selling various trinkets. This is a great opportunity to hone your bargaining skills! The best tactic is to threaten to walk away. We got ripped off once, however, but got our money back with interest. We bought some embroidered pictures of the Wall and other scenery, a silk robe, a painting on a scroll of some koi, a plate with the Wall and a couple t-shirts. Don't feel forced to buy something at each stall on your visit. Just buy one or two things and keep walking! I mean it, Keep Walking (or else you'll never leave)!!
With the exception of the 'bargain shopping', this is a trip I highly recommend for any of you especially if you book with Beijing Champagne AKA Tour-Beijing.com. Their non-shopping no-nonsense tour was just the Rx needed in a world of jade, silk and tea shop tours.

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“Amazing to see”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

We were lucky enough to see the Great Wall a couple of days after Beijing had received a big snow fall so the surrounding mountains looked magical. We also arrived mid morning and at first, we had the wall to ourselves before the hoards arrived.

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“A Must Visit Place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

Visited on 25/3. We were very blessed as the weather was so fine and we could see everything so clearly. It was a truly amazing place and we had a wonderful time. The only disappointment that we had was to choose either to use cable car or cable car+toboggan. Option 1 will lead you to Point 14. From there, you may walk /climb up to Point 27. If you choose option 2, the cable car stop at Point 6. Then you may opt to slide down using toboggan or cable car. We chose option 1 because it is higher with better scenery. If only we have time to experience both ways, then it will be Xtra fun.

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“Bring your hiking shoes!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

There are so many parts of the Great Wall, I was afraid that we'd be sent to one of the insanely busy parts I'd been reading about. Our tour group (Discover Beijing Tours) were so great and sent us to this part which wasn't half as busy as other parts which we loved. It was absolutely amazing and we loved every moment.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013

This part of the wall was amazing. I proposed to my girlfriend at the Wall and it was surreal as there was noone around except for us.............she said Yes!!

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