The Great of Mutianyu was built and restored in the early Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). Restoration took place under the supervision of Xu Da, one of the founding generals of the Ming Dynasty, who was responsible for building a wall from Shanhaiguan in the east to as far as Mutianyu. The Ming pass at Mutianyu was officially proclaimed in 1404, where would serve as an important symble of the protection from marauding nomads to the north. In 1569, the Mutianyu Great Wall was rebuilt and until today, most parts of it are well preserved.
There are 22 watchtowers built at almost 100 meter intervals. This number of tower is much more than would be expected along the Wall, and also highlighted by the partucular form and unique structure to this section.
Mutianyu Great Wall is a bit more rugged and slightly less crowed than the more famous Badaling. There are aboudant natural springs which feed a great variety of plants and trees. Over 96% of Mutianyu is covered by trees and orchards, keeping the aire fragrant with chestnut blossoms in the spring and fresh all year round.
Mutianyu is an older section of the Great Wall, with unique and distinctive charm that stands apart from the famous Badaling section. Know for the beauty of its precipitous terrain,Mutianyu is a steeper, more challenging climb. In order to more easily enjoy the panoramic views, we offer convenient access up the Great Wall by cable car and back by toboggan sliding .