Challenging the Great Wall and experiencing the grandness of one of the Seven Wonders in the World is the one of the most reasons for visiting Beijing. The Great Wall has 6 sections in Beijing altogether. They are Badaling, Juyongguan, Mutianyu, Simatai, Jinshanling and Huanghuachen Great Wall. And the most popular sections are the Great Wall at Badaling, Mutianyu and Simatai.
Badaling Great Wall: It is one of the best preserved sections and the highest point of the Great Wall. There are two entrances to climb the Badaling Great Wall, most people, however, climb the Great Wall from the right entrance because it is much easier. Here, the wall averages 7.8 meters high, 6.5 meters wide of the base, and 5.8 meters at the top. No matter which choice you will make, you will get splendid mountain scenery on the top of it.The wall on the left is a little steeper; naturally, less people climb the wall from this side.
Mutianyu Great Wall: First built over 2000 years ago, Mutianyu Great Wall is older, much steeper and more challenging than Badaling Great Wall. The Mutianyu Great Wall has the largest construction scale and best quality among all sections of Great Wall. Taking the ancient path at the side of the steps is certainly a more authentic and satisfying way to appreciate the site. There are fewer people about, for the location is less accessible than Badaling and Juyongguuan. If you are a scenery photographer, you will get as many as “people free” photos.
Simatai Great Wall: Simatai Great Wall is noted for its “Steepness”, “Ingenuity”, and “Uniqueness”. It differs from Great Wall in other areas for naturalness, because it has never been repaired. The 600-year-old Simatai Great Wall is largely in its original state and gives it an air of authenticity, which has earned it the reputation as a fabulous section of the Great Wall. It is 5.4km in length with 35 watch towers in all. The watchtowers on the Simatai Great Wall exhibit a refined design and various structures.
It is just as a Chinese proverb goes that “A Man is not considered brave until he has climbed the Great Wall” and after your visit this great symbol of the Chinese nationality, you will be certain that is true.The Great Wall is a must see for those who visit Beijing.
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