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Mutianyu Great Wall
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Great Wall of China at Mutianyu Full-Day Tour Including Lunch from Beijing
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Private Half-Day Mutianyu Great Wall Tour including Round Way Cable Car or...
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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 24, 2014

Worth the trek .... recommend it to everyone ... be forewarned, the elevation changes are not for the faint of heart ... wear shoes with good traction .... and don't be afraid to take the "toboggan slide" down ...

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Reviewed February 24, 2014

What a wonderful experience, what a beautiful place.
We only visited this part of the wall so I can't say whether it's less busy or less touristy than others.
I would advise to go as early as possible because it is nice to see this place when it's as empty as possible.
Also, it might help to go during the week. We went on a Friday and that day there were a lot of children that were on a school trip.

Thank Steph_Mika
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Reviewed February 23, 2014

(TIP: The TripAdvisor article ‘Beijing: The Great Wall Of China’ describes each section of the wall in detail, which we found very helpful.)

This section of the wall is much quieter than others. We had a tour guide, Susan Liu Yun, take to this part of the wall. It was about an hour drive from Beijing to the town where the section is located. There are fewer tourists here and, when my wife and I went, there were only a few other people there and it felt like we had the entire wall to ourselves.

There are two ways to get up and down the mountain. The first is a ski lift that takes you directly to the top in an enclosed cart, which is the easiest. The other way is to walk to the top via a path with takes about 45 minutes. To come down, you can take the lift again or there is a toboggan slide that quickly takes you to the bottom. Both the lift and slide tickets need to be purchased at the bottom before going to the top.

Don’t let the wall fool you, it is very long and there are some parts that can become very steep. However, don’t let this discourage you, it gives you a better appreciation for the construction and it’s a great workout. There is a section to the left that allows you to climb to a higher part of the mountain. The first part of this climb is over 400 steps, but it pays off when you make it to the top and see the view.

There is food and vendors at the bottom of the hill and they will try to sell you everything under the sun including your photo with a camel. If you decide to purchase anything from these vendors, be stern and hold your ground when negotiating. Some of the old women are professional hagglers, but they can still be brought down in price.

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Reviewed February 22, 2014

This place is just amazing, the sheer scale of the wall left me without speech! Compulsory viewing to all that visit Beijing!

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Reviewed February 20, 2014

Stunning, there is little else to describe this spot. My partner and I took a bus out to the nearby city and then a taxi to the wall, and the drive to the wall was so beautiful. Once arrived I, as a westerner, was swarmed with "hello gloves", "Hello fan" and anything else you can think of that they can sell. however despite this the wall was magnificent we were there during winter so very few people which made it a relaxing place to be, mind you quite a hike to go around the area in it entirety. Recommend this fully.

Thank Martin E
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