Mutianyu Great Wall recommended part to visit Great Wall

Mutianyu Great Wall Beijing Beijing Region
The Mutianyu Great Wall Tour is intended for you to discover natural scenic views while avoiding the crowds of tourists. The Mutianyu Great Wall is one of the sensational symbols of China, offering stunning views of the surrounding nature. A cable car is available to mount the steep slope and a toboggan will get you down to the bottom in a few minutes. Cheers to creating new memories on the slope.

What is Great Wall 

As its name suggests, this is a massive long wall that once served as defense against invaders from the north. It took almost 2000 years for the Chinese emperors of various dynasties to finish its construction. It stretches over 20,000 km from the coast to the Gobi Desert with walls of an average height of 6-7 meters and an average width of 3-4 meters. It is the largest monument ever built by humans. Contrary to popular belief, the Great Wall is invisible from the Moon. Indeed, it is not wider than a highway and therefore may not be visible by naked eye. The Great Wall is now the symbol of China however. It represents the history and the soul of the country.

The Great Wall, a Cemetery  

Under the reign of Qin Shi Huang, it lacked manpower to build the Great Wall. Farmers were therefore often forcibly conscripted to work on different sites. During the work, it was usual for workers to die and be buried in the foundations of the wall or in the vicinity. It would be some 10 million people who have lost their lives toward the Great Wall's day of reaching completion. A tale has it that a young woman named Meng Jiangnu, lost her husband in the construction of the Great Wall. This young woman returned to the site and then discovered that he was dead and buried under the Great Wall. Meng's tears of grief continued for several days, causing a stretch of 20 km of the Wall to collapse near the remains of her husband. She sought to give him a decent funeral and would then throw herself into the sea at the end of the Great Wall. A temple is dedicated to her today. This is of course a tale however.

Mutianyu, a Rugged Military Site  

This was once a military site for communication between Beijing and several other sections. It was a strategic place in defense against invaders with towers placed at each passage through the mountains. Outside these passages, the wall faced a steep slope over 1000 meters. Therefore, it earned the nickname "Dangerous Mountain and Heroic Pass." The landscape at the top of the wall makes tourists breathtaking. The forest-cover rate is more than 90 percent. Each of the 22 observation towers offer breathtaking views of the surrounding area and the height (sometimes more than 500 meters) allows for even more stunning views!

Mutianyu, a Best Choice 

The climb on this tour can be a difficult task for someone, so there are cable cars allowing you to arrive directly on the walls without getting tired. It may require bursts of energy to walk on this long section which is 3 kilometers long. For the more adventurous, a forest trail will take you to the foot of the Great Wall in about 40 minutes, but you can also try tobogganing. More adventurous! 

For more places to visit during a trip to the Great Wall of China, please check out these following pages about the Great Wall at JiankouJinshanlingBadalingSimatai and Zhuangdaokou.

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