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In 1368 AD, Mutianyu Great Wall was built by Xu Da who is the main general for Zhuyuanzhang in the Great Wall ruins of Northern Qi Dynasty. Linked to Gubeikou in the east and Juyongguan in the west,the section of the Great Wall is the military hub...more
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My first experience at the Great Wall and I chose Mutianyu over some of the closer sections of the wall. It was great weather and the view was spectacular from the lookout points on the Great Wall. To get down from the wall we rode...More
The structure is of course very impressive and historically significant.
The views are spectacular.
I especially liked being offered the cable car option to get to the top.
Wife and daughter really enjoyed the toboggan ride down.
This is a must do in China.
If you only have 2 days in Beijing, there are 3 things I'd tell you to do. One is the Great Wall. It's a whole day tour and it's totally worth it. Mutianyu is about one hour drive, it's visited by many people, but not...More
We are so happy we took the advice we read in other reviews and got to Mutianyu extra early. Had an hotel pick-up at 7 and got to the wall around 8:30. That way, we avoided most of the crowd and most ofthe heat (the...More
I'd previously been on the Badaling and Juyonguan sections which are great but this section starts at a higher elevation and has the choice of going up or down. The up is very steep in parts but well worth the effort. We started early so...More
As good as advertised - this is a must do for the pictures alone! We went on an overcast day and the toboggan ride was closed due to some drizzling rain, but the sheer majestic beauty of this historic site more than made up for...More
Best one to do in Beijing. Spot around the wall is well constructed for tourist with cable car and slide ride on the way back. It is well worth it. Perfect time to visit is in September, good weather much less crowded before the Golden...More
Response from afpsarile | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is but only one way, which is going down ofcourse it is a slide. However the open cable car going up will bring you up to a certain tower (tower 6, I’m not sure) only which is lower to the closed cable car tower... More
Yes it is but only one way, which is going down ofcourse it is a slide. However the open cable car going up will bring you up to a certain tower (tower 6, I’m not sure) only which is lower to the closed cable car tower (tower 12, not sure too) so if you like to have a higher view which you won’t have an additional hike from the lower towers, choose the closed cable car going up and down.
Response from ThomasM2978 | Reviewed this property |
There are numerous tours that state they either include the cable car or offer as an additional fee. My tour included the return cable car and I likely paid a decent premium to have the guide fetch the tickets for me... More
There are numerous tours that state they either include the cable car or offer as an additional fee. My tour included the return cable car and I likely paid a decent premium to have the guide fetch the tickets for me. *Toboggan down would have required an additonal supplement. I regret I did not check the prices at the booth, but there was not much of a line mid-afternoon on a weekday, and process looked fairly straightforward --as others have mentioned ("just stand in line and purchase"). Biggest value of these guided tours to me is the transportation component (direct travel, comfort, and ability to leave excess items like water, souvenirs, or a jacket in their secured vehicle). Not sure how to break-out the cost/value of the "included" ticket components from the overall tour prices, but I can say taxis are very inexpensive by US/European standards. Bottom line: If you speak Mandarin I would expect you can easily (and ecnomically) arrange your own transport and buy your tickets there. If not, I'd pick a highly rated tour that includes everthing you want to do and when contacted by the tour organizer after booking, clarify any fine points/address any questions you may have. Sorry to not be more help.