Rather than hiking and being touristy, 长城 (Great Wall) can also be fun. And the Mutianyu section gave exactly that to us. So this time we decided to take on a jolly ride than stretching too much. To go up the Great Wall we took the rope car, and what's fun in it is; not a closed one. Also when we are about to board the rope car, it doesn't stop and take the passengers; it keeps moving on. You have to jump into it and soon after that, it takes flight to the top of Great Wall haha. On the top, we went to the sightseeing lens that let you see for 10¥/min. Later on our way down, we took the Toboggan ride which is the super fun part of it. Yes, all you have is a lever that let you control the brake; otherwise it's a gravitational slide 😂 Also in Mutianyu you have the helicopter ride, which is a bit expensive (obviously); but worth it for once in a lifetime flying over the Great Wall.
The day 2 we embarked on a spiritual journey, that led us to the Lama temple and the Confucius temple. It felt so divine in the morning and as it is early spring; the birds and freshly grown leaves in the trees gave a different level of experience.
As always in Beijing, the last day of the trip is food exploration (including Peking duck) and we did some shopping in the Wangfujing street. In the evening we went to a Russian ballet show, and as always magical. #qingmingtravel #urbanexplorer #greatwall
Our trip to Beijing started off at the Mutianyu Great Wall entrance! we were surprised that it actually wasn’t the horror story of crowds that everyone talks about when visiting the Great Wall!
We had room to breeze our way through and views for days (partly due to the fact that no one wants to travel to China during the pandemic...). I highly suggest booking MuBus Family Tours to get you out to the wall, they will take care of everything and give you an amazing experience.
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My favourite place to watch the sunset in Beijing in from the Mutianyu section of the Great Wall of China, which, contrary to popular belief, is virtually empty in the late afternoon as the tour buses make their way back to the capital.
Mutianyu is a section of the Great Wall of China located in Huairou District within the city limits of Beijing 70 kilometres northeast of the center of the city. The Mutianyu section of the Great Wall is connected with Jiankou in the west and Lianhuachi in the east.
Mutianyu Great Wall is located in Huairou district, Beijing. To the west of Mutianyu is Juyongguan Great Wall, while to the north is Gubeikou. Since ancient times, this has been a location with military significance and has defended Beijing from attack. Mutianyu Great Wall is principally built on the edge of a steep hill, using the hillside as an advantage. The height of the Great Wall reaches seven to eight meters and the width reaches four to five meters. The main building material is granite, making the structure both majestic and solid. There are many towers on the Mutianyu section. There are 22 towers on the currently open section, which is 2250 meters long.
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