Brief Introduction of Mutianyu Great Wall by Sarah


Located in Huairou County, 70 kilometers northeast of central Beijing, Mutianyu Great Wall known as one of the best preserved Great Wall. There provides excellent and advanced facilities as well as stunning sceneries around.

A Glimpse Mutianyu Great Wall
Mutianyu Great WallRain View of Mutianyu Great Wall

The Mutianyu section of the Great Wall is connected with Jiankou in the west and Lianhuachi in the east. Built mainly with granite, the wall is 7–8.5 metres high and the top is 4–5 metres wide. Compared with other sections of the Wall, Mutianyu offers different nature scenery along the Wall. With more than 90 percent vegetation area around the Wall, Mutianyu look beautiful in all year long, in all season with its different atmosphere.

Because of its military importance, Mutianyu Great Wall in total has 22 watchtowers in this 2,250-metre-long stretch. It was built along steep ridges and deep valleys, used to serve as the northern barrier defending the capital and the imperial tombs during the Ming Dynasty.

Facilities on Mutianyu Great Wall
Mutianyu Great WallCable Car on Mutianyu Great Wall

Come to Mutianyu Great Wall, you will enjoy relatively quiet environment, fewer visitors, and less crowded. More than that, visitors who do not wish climb the Wall may also choose between a two-rider chairlift or four-rider gondola. Both facilities will bring you up from the foothills to the level of the wall, which runs along the ridges above. From a short cable car ride, you will able to enjoy the spectacular views of the Wall as it crosses the ridgeline.

Mutianyu Great WallToboggan Ride on Mutianyu Great Wall

Another feature at Mutianyu called toboggan ride. This allows single riders to descend from the wall to the valley on a winding metal track. One person to a toboggan and you will also have a little handle with which you press down to go faster and pull up to stop. Toboggan ride not available at the other sections of the Wall, so if you come to Mutianyu, this ride could be interesting and fun to try! It is a safety ride though!

Favorite Hiking Section
Mutianyu not only famous for its stunning scenery, it has also known as one of the best section for hikers to exercise. It has situated close to the Jiankou (Arrow Nock) section which is the popular area for the hikers. The hiking part of Mutianyu Great Wall is not overly difficult. There are some points where the path gets a little challenging which mostly include narrow and small steps, along with at times some very steep climbing.

Located a little bit far from Beijing, Mutianyu Great Wall could be visit by our services. Get the tour from our travel agency and prepare adventure the Wall.

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