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A Short Trip to the Capital and Great Wall

After living more than 1 year in China, finally I climbed the Great Wall! A whole day tour overall I thought was very worth and organized. From the start, the guide picked us up at the hotel on time and transfer to Mutianyu Great Wall. We took about 2 hours ride from the downtown till Great Wall which located in the suburb outside Beijing. Luckily the van we did take was very comfortable, with air conditioning so the journey was relaxing.

Mutianyu Great Wall covering Green Color

When we arrived to the Great Wall at about 10:00am, we were glad to see what a clear, relatively warm, and sunny day it was! We had 2 hours and we wanted to walk along the Great Wall as long as we could. We walked, climbed, walked, and climbed, amazed by the scenery in the surroundings. Mutianyu Great Wall relatively less crowded and fewer visitors. Some parts of the Wall were also little bit hard to climb and kind of steep.

Together with my friends, we acted silly, made tons of jokes, and took some fun pictures. I walked up and down loads of stairs. Tons and tons and tons of steep steps to climb… what a challenge!! We enjoyed our time in Great Wall, want to reach as far as we can but did not enforce ourselves too much.

Wild Part on Mutianyu Great Wall

In some part of the section, we also could find the place where almost no other tourists with unbelievable view. We got some nice pictures without even one stranger in and yelled loudly off the Great Wall. Because our time was limited then we should back to the foot of the Wall on time. On the bottom of the Wall, we could see some souvenirs stalls with sociable sellers who always offer the souvenirs to us, foreigners. The outdoor market was also got some dried fruit, sweet walnuts and others. We met our guide after that and directly continue our trip and had lunch. Then back to downtown for a visit to Summer Palace, last destination.

Overall, the trip was well organized and worth every cent I spent. My friends and I, we all really enjoyed the trip till the end. A great experience of mine!