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“Awesome views!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Great Wall at Mutianyu

Great Wall at Mutianyu
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Self-Guided Private Day Tour from Beijing to Shidu National Park
Ranked #1 of 1,593 things to do in Beijing
Certificate of Excellence
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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 103 helpful votes
“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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“Fantastic tour, highly recommended!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2013

We did the halfday tour to the Mutianyu section of the great wall during winter. There were no crowds whatsoever on the wall and our tour guide William He was excellent, very knowledgeable and was able to give us history not just of the wall but of Beijing and all of China! Highly recommend this tour anyone visiting China, seeing the great wall is a must!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2013

if you want see the wall in 'as original condition as possible' then you have to go to Mutianyu, avoid the other recommended sections of the wall as they are crawling with tourists, and tragically then have been completely restored the look of this incredible feat of ancient human engineering

Visited March 2012
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“Awe inspiring-a privilage to be there”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2013

Its not for the feint hearted and you need to be in reasonable shape, to navigate the walk but what a phenominal site, it was just so so amazing to see and experience this site. It was well organised and the wall and facilities were in good condition and enabled us to live the experience and the sheer grandure what we were privilaged to be a part of.

Visited October 2012
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