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Best Outdoor Hiking Ever

Last week, I have done some sightseeing in the city of Beijing for a couple of days. I visited a bunch of iconic sights in the city, like the Forbidden City and Summer Palace and the like. It was really amazing days filled with fun and eye-opening experiences. However, this week, I decided to head out the city to enjoy some outdoors for a change. And the Great Wall at Mutianyu section and Ming Tombs popped up in my head.

Mutianyu Great Wall

My tour guide picked me up at my hotel and we hopped on a bus heading for Ming Tombs first. It took us about an hour to get there. After jumping off the bus, we were taken for a walk down the sacred road leading to the tomb groups. The lovely path was as amazing as it could be, lined with splendid statues and willows. After the walk, we were taken to an underground tomb – now turned into a museum. To be honest, I did not like it there because the space was kind of dim-lighted and kind of creepy to walk around, though there were many amazing exhibits displayed. However, I had to go through the tour with other guys. After we got out of the tomb zone, we were taken to a jade carving factory to do some sightseeing. The factory was very lovely and I saw up-close how the amazing Chinese jade carving was produced. It was fun and amazing! Afterwards, we headed for a restaurant for our lunch and enjoyed a short break before we continued on our journey to Mutianyu.

We made it to Mutianyu in the afternoon and the minute we arrived at the foot of the hill, we marched toward the wall. Looking from afar, the wall was much of an eye-catcher as it snaked its way upon rugged mountains. We took a cable car up to the top of the hill, and after we landed on the wall, our trekking started right away. It was really fun and exciting to be out there, to take in the views and the outdoors and more importantly, to shoot great pictures! Hiking along the stone-paved paths made me realize how lucky I was to be able to see, touch and explore the Great Wall. I really enjoyed a fabulous time hiking on the wall and had my share of fun as well! Definitely the best hiking experience ever!