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Why is Mutianyu Perfect for Great Wall Trek

While in Beijing, chances are you will be heading to the wall for a trek. For those first time visitors to Beijing, the Great Wall at Mutianyu section is highly recommended. It is well known for being less crowded and well restored and not too touristy. Here are some reasons why you should consider adding Mutianyu to your travel list for a wall experience!

Mutianyu Great Wall

Reason 1: One-of-a-kind Great Wall
Compared with other parts of Great Wall, Mutianyu scenic spot has long been highly spoken of by the tourists. While touring around this area, not only can the tourists enjoy the most amazing Great Wall but also experience a series of modern tourist facilities. Along this Great Wall, a large group of famous attractions is available for the tourists. As one of the sixteen attractions in Beijing, Mutianyu Great Wall extends 2,250 meters of tourist line. This part features many crenels, especially three Watch Towers standing together, as well as other famous scenic spots, like Jiankou, Niujiaobian and Yingfeidaoyang and so on. In addition, Mutianyu Great Wall is surrounded by lots of mountains and boasts lush vegetation, with coverage of 90 percent. Mutianyu also provides top class cable car in China and other attractions, like Chinese stone city and Shibide slide track. This unique combination of Great Wall culture, stone culture and sports and body-building has been honored.

Reason 2: More experiences at Mutianyu
Moreover, touring around this area, the tourists can also enjoy a wide variety of fish dishes. They will make your wall experience even more worthwhile. The raising of the fish needs a series of conditions, like constant flowing spring water. Best of all, the perfect combination of fish soup and barbecue will make you want to try more of them. At Mutianyu, there are also many other delicious food available for you. These local delicacies are all very good for your health and very beneficial. In addition, there is a village courtyard lying beneath the Great Wall. During your trip to Mutianyu here, you can get a taste of its green food planted by those villagers themselves. And these people are also very hospital and warmhearted and they will offer you all the best they have. Best of all, you can also stay overnight at Mutianyu to experience the rural life down there.

Overall, spectacular scenery and blood-pumping trek is reason enough for you to pay a visit to Mutianyu!

Why Beijing Hutong is a Must-see Spot for Tourists

In addition to appreciate the imperial buildings and Great Wall, one attraction attracts tourists for longtime visiting is Hutong. Nowadays, almost every tourist for Beijing tour will pay special visit to Beijing Hutong. Why?

Beijing Hutong

Enjoy Special History
It is said that it is the hardest thing to enter into old Beijing culture except visiting Beijing Hutong. According to the history book, Beijing Hutong is even older than Beijing city. So, one big reason that tourist must visit Hutong is just to enjoy special history.

The real culture of Beijing is the culture of Hutong and courtyard. Just wandering along this narrow lane, tourists not only can smell the profound Beijing history but also old Beijing culture clearly. Earlier in the Yuan Dynasty, Hutong was formed playing very important role in the people's daily life. So, to read Beijing culture and history better, Hutong is an ideal place. The best way enjoying the delicate buildings is to take the rickshaw. Leisurely wandering along each Hutong, reading their background history, their interesting names, you will find they are not just the buildings but the treasure of history experiences. What gathered in them are too much. Just listing the Hutong names, they can give you deep knowledge.

Enjoy Local Lifestyle
After carefully tasting the history and culture, it is better to walk into them to enjoy the local lifestyle and inner arrangements. Hutong varied from sizes and appearances but they have one common feature: inner Sihe Courtyard. Tourists visiting Hutong all like to walk into the courtyards for deep sightseeing. Surrounded by houses, the yard is spacious to be covered by flowers and daily usages. Just according to the host's interests, the yard is always designed very warm and home-feeling. Sometimes, you may see local residences doing housework, washing clothes and cooking, etc. This time, it is clearer to taste the local lifestyle. Walking along these small lanes, you will find the bathrooms and public toilets. In addition, there are shops selling all kinds of goods that satisfy the local people's daily needs. Yes, it is just like a community. Gossiping in these lanes is the common scene as it is the only thing to strengthen their relationship.

After reading this passage, you may understand why the tourists pay much attention on the old Hutongs. Yes, Beijing Hutong is truly unique building!

Why Beijing Imperial Buildings are the Must to Visit

Nowadays, no matter which Beijing tour, it will house loads of imperial attractions. It seemed that these tourists come to Beijing just for enjoying these marvelous imperial buildings, such as Forbidden City, Summer Palace and Temple of Heaven, etc. Why?

Forbidden City

Appreciate Unique Building Construction
For the imperial buildings located in Beijing, many of them were equipped with unique building constructions very different from modern style. So, for the modern tourists, most of them hold interests and curiosities to enjoy and admire. Most of the important is that imperial buildings house many parts. Take the Forbidden City as the example. Once arrival in this large scale golden castle, what appeared in your vision will be the sets of pavilions and halls with grave atmosphere. Different pavilions house different decorations. From the Meridian Gate to the Gate of Divine Might, all the pavilions are lined order with magnificent atmosphere. In addition to Forbidden City, as the summer resort and entertaining places, Summer Palace is also a hot place. The sceneries arrangements, water area and buildings establishments all deserved careful appreciation and deep admirable!

Enjoy Imperial History
No matter which imperial building you choose, it can satisfy your desire of seeking the history prints. All these imperial building have common feature. It is that all of them can convey the history ideas and history stories. For the tourists who are very interested in Chinese history and culture, imperial building will be best places. Walking in the Forbidden City, the emperors in Qing Dynasty mark your mind. Soon, what appeared in your mind will be their contributions and the affairs happened during their reign period. If you want to know more about the Empress Dowager Cixi, Summer Palace can be a good place. Built for the great women, Summer Palace will tell all about her. If you want to be familiar with the great greedy official - Heshen, Prince Gong of Mansion take you to have a big deeper understanding.

Curiosity about the Imperial Atmosphere
Apart from appreciating the buildings and enjoying histories, most of the tourists hold much curiosity for the imperial atmosphere. This kind of atmosphere can be found anywhere, from the decoration, the inner arrangements and the layout of building. Just imagine you are the emperor, enjoying the luxurious treatment. It is a kind of great feeling just aroused in the imperial building appreciating.

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