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Mutianyu Great Wall, Beijing

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Exceptionally well preserved and rich in detail, Mutianyu Great Wall offers visitors an iconic view of China's symbolic World Heritage Site and one of the seven man-made wonders of the world. This segment of the wall was originally built in the 6th century CE during the Northern Qi dynasty and has remained unchanged since 1569. The section boasts many watchtowers and is surrounded by a dense forest, which makes for sweeping scenery. Access the wall by climbing the approximately 4,000 steps, riding the chairlift, or taking the gondola lift. To visit Mutianyu Great Wall on your trip to Beijing, use our Beijing trip itinerary maker.
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  • It is a great sight capable of encompassing great historical moments throughout the years, plus there were lives that were lost at the time of its construction, It has a great background that is... 
    It is a great sight capable of encompassing great historical moments throughout the years, plus there were lives that were lost at the time of its construction, It has a great background that is...  more »
  • my overal experience is great. Mutianyu Great Wall is famous and worth to see , visit and enjoy for anytime during the year. i wisited this site twice once in summer and once in winter, both was... 
    my overal experience is great. Mutianyu Great Wall is famous and worth to see , visit and enjoy for anytime during the year. i wisited this site twice once in summer and once in winter, both was...  more »
  • I was working in China at the time, and while I have worked in five different countries abroad, one the main reasons I was in China was because of my father. He always said Mainland China was the... 
    I was working in China at the time, and while I have worked in five different countries abroad, one the main reasons I was in China was because of my father. He always said Mainland China was the...  more »
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  • 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
  • Very impressive and well restored - not very busy
  • One of the quieter tourist centres to see the Great Wall of China. Other areas are busier. This one has an option to hike up and take the rope way down. Be prepared for elevation. Bring lots of water and prepare for extremely hot sun!! Also better to hire a day cab for the whole day as it is hard to find cabs to go there, they charge double as they can’t find passengers to return.
  • Must have seen place when you visit Beijing. It’s around 1,5 hours away by car. If you come early in the morning there are only a few people. The wall can be all yours. Avoid the summer with high temperatures. Steps could be exhausting if the temperature is high. At least take enough water with you! Hiking in this area must be exciting. I definitely will visit this place again.
  • Clean, great place of the wall to visit. Lots of views and plenty of wall to walk. Highly recommend for the history and to see truly how large it is

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