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Really Leisurely Hiking Tour in Beijing

I really can't believe my Mutianyu Great Wall hiking tour experienced so perfect. I fully read the Chinese ancient buildings within one day together with my father. This tour is the most fabulous tour I have never explored in the past years. Tour guide is young but informative in the background and history. Most important is that this tour operator is really different with others. There is really no shopping stops.

Mutianyu Great Wall

I clearly remembered, we got up earlier and enjoyed delicious breakfast. After that, we came to the gate of the hotel. Oh, the bus is stopped there. Tour guide greeted to us with mild appearance. We got on the bus to see few tourists. We opened our telephone and checked the bags we forgot. A few minutes later, this bus is full of tourists. We all threw the polite appearance to each other, very harmonious atmosphere.

On the who journey, we chatted with the tourists sitting right side of us, taking about the feeling staying in Beijing, weather and the exciting feeling of hiking Mutianyu Great Wall. The traffic is not crowded as we expected. About 1.5 hours, we came to the foot of this marvelous section. Oh, my god, so many luxuriant trees surrounded this Great Wall building offering a big umbrella for the tourists coming here. No far away, we saw many vendors ranking along selling all kinds of souvenirs and goods. We approached them, very delicate pandas and Qing Dynasty clothes, etc. Perhaps, because of the luxuriant trees, we could not see the Great Wall clearly. After some preparations, we stepped on this marvelous building.

The beginning steps are very simple with some wooden materials. Tourists coming here are fewer than we expected. We just leisurely enjoyed this Great Wall building with our own pace appreciating the traditional atmosphere. The ground is well paved by the stones with best preserved appearance. Every certain distance, there will be the watch tower situated. I finally saw the watchtower building. It presented more grave and delicate than the book said. There are many tourists coming here taking pictures. My father took a lot of pictures from different views with me. After entering into, I saw the dim inner environment. Through the windows, I can see the flourishing sceneries far distance full of vigorous life. We saw the elegant mountains, the layout of the magnificent dragon-style building and the local residence houses far distance. They harmoniously combined with each other.

I liked this tour very much. Now, I scanned the pictures taken in the Great Wall, all my minds flew to China, impressive experience, terrific tour!

Wall-crammed Days in Beijing

Last month my wife and I went to see the Great Wall in Beijing. Both of us decided not to do the trip to the wall the easy way like most tourists would, so we decided to combine with restored sections with wild walls. In the end our 4 days were crammed with walls at different sections under the recommendation of Leo, a nice tour guide.

Mutianyu Great Wall

Our first two days were spent visiting restored sections including Juyonguan and Mutianyu Great Wall. As it was well into summer, the weather was great and the air was crispy on the mountains. At Mutianyu we walked up till we reached the cable car station to grab a lift ride up the wall. At the top the path was well paved with solid stone and looking far into the distance, the wall went as far as the eye can see till it disappeared into the horizon. After an hour of hiking, we sat down at a watchtower to get some rest. Both of us were amazed and impressed by the scale of the wall. It was incredible to walk through those watch towers, where there were holes for shooting arrows and room to house just a couple of soldiers. At the end of our hiking, it was kind of hard to tell how far we walked up and down on the wall, all we could remember was only a few towers were visible.

Rest of days we headed further to the wild walls. At those sections, there were plenty of steep ravine and rock face, so we kind of struggled up the wall by climbing with extra care. The views were breathtaking only ruined by the thick layer of fog that still shrouded the surroundings. We then proceeded to walk along the crumbling wall and were amazed by the height and the length of the wall. On the wall we hardly run into anyone who enjoyed the walk as we did. We all got sweaty after hours of walking and climbing on the crumbling paths overgrown with bush and shrub. Later when it was time to get down, we went back and got a glimpse of the sunset on the wall. The sight was incredibly beautiful!

Overall, we had fun and adventure-filled days in Beijing. Best trip ever!

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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