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“An Autumn Crystal Clear Day at Mutianyu By Captain Rick Stewart”

Great Wall at Mutianyu
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$49.00*
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One Day Bus Tour: Mutianyu Great Wall Visiting With Lunch Inclusive
Ranked #1 of 1,606 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.
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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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“An Autumn Crystal Clear Day at Mutianyu By Captain Rick Stewart”
Reviewed February 13, 2013

It's who you meet on this part of the Great Wall that makes this world wonder a top world attraction. This section is so steep in parts, It reminded me of the stairs in "The Leaning Tower of Pizza", once navigated in 1982. The highlight was meeting a group from Finland at the Summit and as a New Zealander meeting northern most travelers on an ancient Redoubt viewing the spine of Mongolia and the many Watchtowers was indeed added value to the whole experience.
Helligen Gelligen as they say in Finland and we toasted our climbing prowess and marvelled at what went in to creating this bastion of a border. This section of the wall is not for the physically challenged, I suggest regular exercise prior to attempting it's 60 degree steps...best way to complete is walk up the stairs in a diagonal fashion to conserve energy and allow 2 hours to really enjoy the feeling of absorbing ancient history and you becoming a small part of it.

Visited November 2012
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“Great View!”
Reviewed February 11, 2013

We traveled during the off-peak season of Winter to Mutianyu. The snow covered section of Great Wall was amazing. And also the fact that we were on the wall with less tourists, we managed to take more photos without being photo-bombed by other tourists on the wall....

Visited December 2012
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“Out of the fog”
Reviewed February 11, 2013

We spent four foggy, smoggy days in Beijing late January and were able to take a day trip to Mutianyu. What a great way to get out of the city and above the low lying fog. In January, there are few tourists and you essentially have the wall to yourself. I cant imagine the feeling one would have in the summer jostling with tour bus groups, but in January one can find peace and quiet and are able to enjoy the wall for what it once was, a fortress. Great views and relatively easy walking on this section. I recommend taking the chairlift up and tobogganing back down. We had spoken to others that had visited the wall at locations closer to Beijing and all recommended taking the extra time to go to Mutianyu. Loved it !!

Visited January 2013
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“Great views.”
Reviewed February 10, 2013

The wall is fine but the way chinese present it is awful. Cheap cheesy la la land. Chinese have a long way to go to appreciate themselves.

Visited February 2013
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“Simply Amazing!”
Reviewed February 8, 2013

This part of the Great Wall is incredible. I arrived at 8:00 when the ticket office opened. I purchased tickets for the cable car and when I arrived at the top I was the only person on the wall (no tourists, no locals). The views are breathe taking. Go here and experience a once in a lifetime view.

Visited February 2013
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