To the east of the Great Wall at Ba Da Ling and 70 kilometers from the city is this restored section of the Great Wall. This... More
Great Wall at Mu Tian Yu
To the east of the Great Wall at Ba Da Ling and 70 kilometers from the city is this restored section of the Great Wall. This three- kilometer stretch has 25 beacon towers, watch towers and lodging houses. Historically, the construction here required the largest number of laborers to construct and produced work of extremely high quality. It requires a more rigorous climb than Ba Da Ling, but the views are more striking and there are cable cars to take you to the top and even the option of an exhilarating toboggan ride back down.
The Great Wall of China is just one of those things that you've gotta go see at least once in your life. Just make sure you go during the summer or fall. I made a big mistake by going in the dead of winter. No matter how pretty the snow is, it's not fun when you're freezing half to death.
This section of the Wall is very impressive, especially given its proximity to Beijing. Four of us went on a Sunday. A driver, tour guide, entrance fees and a lift to the top on the roller coaster type cars cost just over $200. The driver and tour guide also took us to Mings Tomb and a Friendship store for this price.
The great wall is a great way to end you'r stay in China. It's so fun to walk on top of the wall and look down at the places below. It's amazing to think that people made such a tall and long wall. It definately shows presistense
If you are going to China, you cant say that you were in Beijing if werent in the Great Wall. I was there on April and it was very cool, it was a privilige standing there and after you've kinda climbed about 5 miles up, you stop and breathe and have a spectacular view of the great wall, i thanked God for being there, and i can't wait to get my family there... i went to the Badaling section, i've heard comments that some other people think its too crowded, too touristy, but its so great to be sharing this experience with people all over the world, taking pictures with each other, its so great. I would recommend you to go there with comfortable clothes and shoes, take your cameras and try to really live it amongst the other visitors.. A unique experience!!!