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

Mutianyu Great Wall
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$109.00*
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Great Wall of China Small Group Day Trip from Beijing
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$38.00*
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Small Group Tour: Enjoy Your Day on Mutianyu Great Wall including Lunch
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$36.00*
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Private Full-Day Mutianyu Great Wall Tour with English-speaking Driver
Ranked #1 of 1,612 things to do in Beijing
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Stairs / elevator
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.

3  Thank Richard S
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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....

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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 !!

Thank Robert C
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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.

Thank Inna H
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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.

2  Thank Cklett
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