The Mutianyu Great Wall, Beijing, China
The Mutianyu Great Wall
About this place
The Mutianyu Great Wall is about 75 kilometers northeast of Beijing. It's the most famous section for foreigners . Unlike Badaling Great Wall, Mutianyu has a beautiful landscape all the year round, but less tourists there. It was built in the Ming Dynasty, served as a very important and strategic pass in the old days. There are two unique features of the Mutianyu Great Wall. The other parts of the Great Wall have battlements on the outer sider only. But the surroundding wall of the Mutianyu section with merlons on both sides. So, you can image how important strategic place it was .Sometimes, the enemy came from either side. Another feature of Mutianyu Great Wall is the branch walls. Which was built on the mountain ridge but connected with the main wall. There was the watch tower on the branch wall also.
It's accessible by cable cars from below, and use the toboggan to slide down.
How to Get There:
Bus No. 926 to Huai rou Country , and take a Mini bus ( 10 RMB or 20 RMB ) to the Great Wall.
The Mutianyu Great Wall Address
Mutianyu Village, Huai rou District, Beijing., China, Beijing