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Highlight of my 2-day Trip in Beijing

It goes without saying that an experience on the Great Wall is one of the most exciting and fun stuff to do while visiting Beijing. So when I decided to visit Beijing, I put the Great Wall in my itinerary and went to visit with my guide Mike. It was definitely the highlight of my trip to Beijing.

Mutianyu Great Wall

The section we visited is called Mutianyu and as Mike told me it was less crowded and well restored, very suitable for a hike. It took us over an hour to get there. I took the round trip cable car up and down for extra 80 CNY. After I was landed on the wall, I started to hike along with Mike. I walked from Tower 6 to Tower 14 and back again along the way. It took me about 3 hours to complete the whole trek on the wall. My knees were feeling it and my ankles hurt too after that. You could easily spend all day if you want as there are many more towers to walk to on the wall.

It suddenly got very steep in some places towards Tower 14, but to my surprise, it got steeper after the tower 14. If you want to save some energy, you better take the cable car to Tower 14. The view of the rural countryside was quite breathtaking and the snaking wall itself was quite impressive. I really enjoyed myself on the wall and got plenty of pictures taken up there. With fewer people on the wall, I felt like the whole wall was all to myself and I could explore it at my own pace. Soon, it was time to get down the wall. I also grabbed the toboggan ride. The toboggan ride down was fun, but just hope the person in front of you go fast, otherwise it will be less fun. Anyway, it was really an incredible trip I did to the wall!

If you ever make it to Beijing, you really should head down to the wall to go for a hike. Totally worth it!