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Adrenaline-pumping Trek at Jinshanling

We have been in Beijing for a couple of days after a tedious flight from San Francisco. So far we have had a great time and a lot of fun exploring the historic city. On our last day in Beijing we decided to venture off the beaten path to hike Jinshanling Great Wall and we booked this tour online travel with our guide Paul.

Jinshanling Great Wall

To make an early start to one of the furthest and less touristy sections of the Great Wall, we woke up very early. We eventually arrived after about two and a half hours of car ride and were dropped off at the starting point of a hike of the wall. Seeing the isolated section of the Great Wall for the first time, we were both very excited and very careful to hike the wall. There were some parts of the path that were very dangerous to hike through and you just need to be extra careful and one hundred percent attentive to walk through those parts of the wall. It was nothing like we did at Mutianyu which is a well restored section of the wall. Our hike at Jinshanling was more exciting and full of blood-pumping experiences. Very few visitors made the longer trek out there so we really had a relatively peaceful trek up there. We both had a lot of fun with our trek along the way. It was extremely difficult to make it to the end of the wild wall, yet the sight made it all worthwhile.

The wall itself was as impressive as it could be and there were more watch towers at that section. It was sunny that day and standing on the highest point of the wall, we could clearly see far distance. The wall snaked its way upon rugged hills overgrown with shrubs and bush and got very steep at some parts of the wall with loose stones and bricks all over the path. There were times we had to stop to get some rest to continue our trek up there. Other times we kept ourselves busy snapping amazing photos of the snaking wall and the spectacular countryside surrounding the wall. Moreover, Paul had filled us a lot of history about the wall, which made our trek on the wall more fun and enjoyable. Overall, it was really a memorable day trip we did in Beijing!

Half Day Hiking Journey in Beijing

Last Saturday, I explored Mutianyu Great Wall with my father. We all liked the Great Wall section very much. Its unique beauty and charming all left us deep impression. During the whole journey, tour guide - Linda gave us a big encouragement. Although, it is only the half day, we enjoyed very happy and leisurely.

Mutianyu Great Wall

In the early morning, my father got up and did the preparation. He told me we should dress the loosen clothes and the water is a must to take. He is very considerate preparing everything for me. I just enjoyed the breakfast offered by the hotel. For short minutes, tour guide called us. After getting the entrance of the hotel, we saw our car, very clean and in good-condition. Driver offered us a best environment with experienced driving skill. About one hour, we got to the destination. Wow, so terrific. Mutianyu Great Wall is surrounded by the luxuriant trees, green and clear. I can't see the whole layout of Great Wall but the breathtaking sceneries. After selecting the preparations, we started our hiking journey.

The environment here is tranquil and charming. Tourists are less with sincere greetings. I saw several children jumping on the wall building very naughty. I took the pictures with the surroundings while talking with my father about the background of this sophisticated Great Wall. The beginning journey is very easy to pass that we don't need any relax. After seeing the cannon model located on the ground, we become exciting. Yes, it reflected Chinese ancient war period. We sited down appreciating the surrounded sceneries and landscapes. Not far away, there is typical watch tower, magnificent and vigorous. It is best preserved building with lots of carvings and marks. So many children are playing inside, climbing the window, jumping up and down. After appreciating this, we all felt very sad. I just wanted to say, many behaviors should be forbidden in the world wonder. We should protect it but destroy. We went on hiking. I really could not imagine how these vendors climb on the Great Wall so high with their stores. When we would soon arrived at the top of the Great Wall, my father started to be tired. He climbed with hard breath saying nothing. I helped him passing through the dangerous steps. I just loved the feeling that doing our best to conquer.

Marvelous scenery standing on the top! Half day journey is so terrific that I would store this memory forever!

One Day Jinshanling Excursion

Last Saturday, with my father and mother, we explored the legendary Jinshanling Great Wall. Booking this tour is the dream of my father, because he held many interests in this Great Wall section. I liked the tour guide very much. She offered considerate service on the whole journey, explaining sightseeing all the time, informative and responsible.

Jinshanling Great Wall

Jinshanling Great Wall is the most wild and original section among Beijing Great Wall sections. We got up earlier on the morning. After enjoying the breakfast, we were picked up and transfer to the Beijing suburb area. Journey is very long. We just enjoyed the cozy environment appreciating the breathtaking landscapes outside. About three hours driving, we arrived at the foot of Jinshanling Great Wall. Tourists here are not too crowded. After seeing the scene, we became exciting. For the tranquil environment, I really want to sing a song. My father and mother took out the camera taking some pictures with the surrounded. Perhaps, it is the summer season when everything is reaching the blossoming.

Following my father, we stepped on the Great Wall. The route is very easy to pass, loads of ruined sections with ruined bricks. There are almost no complete Great Wall buildings in the land just the grasses and destroyed bricks. Sceneries here are breathtaking with fresh air. Under the cool breeze, everything showed more vigorous. There are many children running in this road, laughing and playing. Sometimes, there will be several birds flying away singing adding much vigorous tastes to this old section. The mountain this Great Wall relied is not too elegant that I could see clearly the residences houses far distance. Sometimes, I could see the local framers walking pass by. We choose one land for sitting down appreciating the blue sky and white cloud. The watchtower is just located beside without roof. It showed so sophisticated that we took a lot of pictures. The bricks built on it have presented grey colors. I thought they are doing their best to support this world wonder. Tourists coming here are more and more. This Great Wall section is also becoming more and more alive. For me, I just mixed into my mind for the Great Wall background and history. Drinking water, we walked on, leisurely.

After this tour is finished, we gave all my thanks to our tour guide. We really tasted a lot and widened vision. No forced shopping tour is just here.

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