Mutianyu Great Wall

Mutianyu Great Wall, Beijing: Tickets, Tours, Hours, Address, Mutianyu Great Wall Reviews: 5/5

Mutianyu Great Wall
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Ancient Ruins • Points of Interest & Landmarks • Hiking Trails
7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
About
In 1368 AD, Mutianyu Great Wall was built by Xu Da who is the main general for Zhuyuanzhang in the Great Wall ruins of Northern Qi Dynasty. Linked to Gubeikou in the east and Juyongguan in the west,the section of the Great Wall is the military hub defensing of the capitalsince ancient times. There are several famous watchtowers such as Zhengguantai, Dajiaolou, Yingfeidaoyang,Jiankou and Beijingjie, which has profound historical and cultural values. Surrounded by the mountains, the Greening rate of the Great Wall reaches 98%, and its scenery is beautiful. Known for its gorgeous scenery, Mutianyu is one of the essence in the Great Wall of Ming Dynasty. Mutianyuhas the characteristics of the fresh air, sided embrasure, peculiar guards, intensive watchtowers, the strong feeling of three-dimensional and the existing of the inside and outside branch. The Closed Tram, Speed slide, the China dream stone sity, the Great Wall hotel, Yisonglou restaurant are constructed inthe tourist area, so its facilities and function are perfect.The tourist area was added to the national 5A scenic spot list by the National Tourism Administration of China in 2011. In June 28, 2014,the Mutianyu Great Wallintegrated tourism service area put into use. The integrated tourism service area, having service functions including a visitor center, the Great Wall Culture Exhibition Center, and catering and tourism souvenirs street,covers an area of 20 acres.In this way, Mutianyu Great Wall will provide a better travel experience for visitors.
Suggested duration
More than 3 hours
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Bennett A
Las Vegas, NV36 contributions
Preferred Great Wall spot!
Jun 2021 • Family
Mutianyu has changed a lot in the last 10 years. It is still my preferred spot to visit the Great Wall (over Badaling). More nature, less people. They moved the ticket sales and parking area down the mountain, presumably to let in more people and make it more commercial. It is far enough down that you must take the free bus up to the original ticket area. After the bus, if you have small children take the cable car up to the wall, hike as much as you want, and take the cable car down. If you are fit and childless, start your hike immediately to the right of the bus drop, hike parallel to the ski lift, see nature, then hike the whole wall up to the cable car for a relaxed return. I do not recommend hiking up and down unless you have all day and tons of snacks/water. Such a great spot!
Written July 13, 2021
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D0rHa
Hong Kong, China105 contributions
Great Wall, great experience
Jun 2021 • Family
Fantastic, really. When the air quality and the weather are good 😜
Scanning passport at aera entrance. Scanning passport at public bus to the wall entrance (you don't have to take the bus if you are less lazy than we were, can't be more than 20 minutes walk). Scanning passport at wall entrance. Must have a passport that does not break easily 🤣 - it's currently valid to a lot of tourist places in Beijing: scanning, scanning and scanning. And folding back before each scanning...
The wall is marvelous, try to spend there longer time, at least 2 hours, just enjoying the nature. It was empty when we were there (2021 June).
Tobogan to go down is a big fun (and passports were not scanned there, haha). Tobogan does not work when rains.
We had lunch after going down with Tobogan, in one of the restaurants, eating jiaozi dumplings, was really good.
Bargain at least half price if you buy there something.
Written July 6, 2021
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Simone M
5 contributions
Great views
May 2021
Definitely worth a visit, stunning views and great hikes. We went with a didi from the Hotel to there and it was no traffic, so it took us about 1.5h from the city center, a must do when in beijing
Written May 25, 2021
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issbelle
15 contributions
Breathtaking!
Apr 2021 • Friends
My experience was absolutely amazing.
I arrived on the Great Wall at about 8:15. (I strongly recommend to get there early). At around 9:30 it gets drastically busier and isn’t as enjoyable.
On the way down, I ride the toboggan which was a lot of fun!
Written May 3, 2021
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rosegrove77
Beijing, China260 contributions
Busy, but still ‘great’
May 2021 • Family
This is the 3rd section of wall I’ve visited now and I still love it. It is far more touristy than The others, but if you are prepared for that then it’s ok. There is a ‘base’ with shops etc and places to eat. You can catch a cable car up or chair lift or walk. Once up you can go left or right to the various towers. We took the toboggan down which was fun. It’s not an ‘easy’ walk but there are beautiful views at every turn. I have to say though I still prefer The Water Great Wall at Huanghuacheng of the 3 sections I’ve visited as it has lakes to enjoy as well as the wall and it’s much, much quieter.
Written May 1, 2021
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PamKellyJohnson
2 contributions
Guide Free Trip to The Great Wall of China
Jun 2020 • Family
Even if you only have a day in Beijing, get a taxi and head to Mutianyu. You don’t need a guide or a tour group.

Ask to go to Mutianyu : 慕田峪;

Mutianyu is a section of the Great Wall of China located in Huairou District about 70 kilometres northeast of Beijing city centre

This section is popular will overseas visitors, its quite and rarely has ques. It’s easy to access. There are buses that will transport you from the car park, up to the shops at the bottom of the wall. There are different restaurants, a Burger King and curio shops.

When you book your tickets, you will need to book for the bus, the open or close cable car and the toboggan.

Just after the shops, there are signs to the cable cars. The closed cable cars are a bit further up. Once at the top there is a bit of a walk and quite a few steps. I would say low/medium fitness is needed. But maybe a bit challenging for someone with any walking displacements.

If you take the open cable cars there’s only a few steps at the top to get onto the wall. It a a lot easier. Very low fitness level is needed. I managed to go up the cable cart with my baby in the baby carrier. There is also a small cafe at the top, just off the wall. The Toboggan is situated at top by the open cable car side.
Written May 1, 2021
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David
Suzhou, China16 contributions
Amazing experience
Apr 2021
What an amazing time we had. Very easy to access and the service is great. We opted for the cable car and toboggan and couldn’t recommend it more. Once up, it’s just spectacular. Tough climb to the furthest corner tower and not for the faint hearted. However, you don’t have to go that far to experience it wonder. Loved every second
Written April 5, 2021
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Adventuring We Go
Shanghai, China11 contributions
Experience of a lifetime!!
Apr 2020
We visited Mutianyu Great Wall in July 2019 (Sorry for the later review) - although the chairlift up was a little scary the views were incredible. We walked, stepped, climbed and sweated in a humid 35 degrees to Watchtower 5. Three hours later we made it to the end of the section that was still accessible, the remains beyond crumbling and overgrown with weeds and trees. It was an amazing experience and not at all as crowded as I had expected it to be. Plenty of room to sit in the small amount of shade we could find to rest. Recommend wearing very comfortable walking shoes/joggers, a hat, sunscreen and taking of plenty of water with you in Summer. (I have also been to the wall during winter and it is freezing cold so dress warm.) The taboggan down was awesome - and my 7 year old daughter was terrified to get on it to start but when we reached the end she wanted to do it over again!!! Highly recommend visiting this section of the wall.
Written March 30, 2021
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Amit P
Pune District, India265 contributions
A lifetime experience!!!
Apr 2020
This is unbelievably mammoth and beautiful monument which gives a taste of what Chinese are capable of building since ages!! It was pure joy visiting this place. Very well preserved, great facilities and good infrastructure. Spare entire day if you want to enjoy the entire area along with all facilities. We took the ropeway to get up there and then walked the wall. If you are fit enough to walk up the wall, it is also a worthwhile experience.
Written March 6, 2021
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Elvira Gozali
Balikpapan, Indonesia2 contributions
the Great Wall of china
Dec 2020
Great Wall of china is a beautiful historical places. you can visited this monument on Beijing china, there is so much history on Great Wall, you can ask people from there or you can search on google about this amazing wall. to go there you can use vehicle but I recommend you to use car not bus because the route is kinda meander and lunge.

I visited this place two years ago.its winter when I go there and the wind is so strong, I wore a triple jacket but still I can't feel my feet. because of the wind I can't enjoy the view, I only took 2 or 3 photos then I go back to bus. I regret not to explore more the place but if I remember the wind there is no way to stay longer in that place. I recommend you guys to go on spring, the view is really nice, I think you can get amazing photos.

Great Wall of china is Wonderfull, I like the wall design, it's unique and full of history. and it's better if you read the history first before visited. but yeah this place won't regret you.
Written February 23, 2021
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