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Amazing Hiking Experience

I have been in Beijing for a couple of days till last week. I did not have much time to myself as I was pretty much tied up with work. Lucky for me, I got 2 days off work, then I figured I might as well stretch some of my legs for a change. So I decided to go for a walk on the Great Wall. I contacted a tour guide that I knew on my last trip to Beijing.

Jinshanling Great Wall

In the morning, after my tour guide showed up, we jumped on a van and headed for Jinshanling to start our day trips. It took a few hours to get there as the section was located further away from the city proper. I planned 2 days for my hiking over there, so I had to stay for one night at the foothill. I was really glad I crashed for the night. It was definitely an essential rural experience for me. Anyway, enough with my accommodation. Back to my hiking on the wall. By the time we got to Jinshanling it was well into the afternoon. As usual, my tour guide took care of the entrance and we started to hike up the wall on foot, instead of grabbing a cable car up the wall. I got to say, the wall was really long and there were some parts which were very steep, making it hard to walk over. But it was worth it. By the time I got over the difficult parts of the wall, I was treated to quite a sight while standing on the highest point on the wall.

Truth to be told, I had never seen anything like that before. The views on the wall were just as breathtaking as they could be! The blue sky, the clouds, breeze and the snaking wall as well as the green-covered mountains - all made my hiking an unforgettable experience. All I got to do while hiking the wall was to take my time to enjoy myself and the incredible trek. It was really amazing to explore the wall at Jinshanling, especially those crumbling towers which totally took my breath away! By the time we had to get down the wall, I also witnessed the sunset on the wall. The sight vowed me, no doubt!

Overall, I really had a great time hiking the wall at Jinshanling!