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Review of Great Wall at Mutianyu

Great Wall at Mutianyu
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Beijing Layover Private Tour: Mutianyu Great Wall with Round-trip Airport...
Ranked #1 of 1,600 things to do in Beijing
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Early stage in the northern of China in the middle ages,Mutianyu is a the best part is that as the Great Wall to defend north of the capital obstacles and imperial tombs. As a new attractions of Beijing , government repaired and open for tourists from all over the world only 22 tower.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Stairs / lift
Auckland, New Zealand
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Wow!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2012

Outstanding and still can't believe I've finally been there. This section of the Great Wall is beautiful. Next time I'll ensure I'm in better physical condition and have more time to explore.
It's tougher to walk than I initially thought with a lot of steps, some of which are quite large.

Visited February 2012
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“THE ONLY MAN-MADE STRUCTURE THAT CAN BE SEEN FROM SPACE.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2012

TIP: DON'T SETTLE FOR PHOTOS: SEE IT IN PERSON!

I'm not sure. The development of the first atomic bomb may have taken more resources than the building of the Great Wall of China. Maybe nobody knows. But certainly the Great Wall would be secondin resources used, and probably second in the waste of such resources, too.

In an attempt to keep keep the barbarians out of China, I think it was Shr Wang Di, the first emporer of a United China, that began the Great Wal around 4,000 years agol. It was extended, deteriorated, repaired, further extended, and even though built so long ago, remains the only man-made structure that can be seen from space.

Pictures of it are beautiful--perhaps more beautiful than the real structure. But pictures will never give you the awe of actually standing upon a part of the recently repaired wall and seing it winding like a snake through the northern China mountains.

Seeing both the recently repaired portions near Beijing, and portions deteriorated almost to the point of non-existance, (which is most of it), gives one a feeling of smallness that people so long ago could have built such a structure; and a feeling of pride to be one of the same species that built it.

Number one or number two in resources used for a single project, a little study will reveal that it never fulfilled it's purpose. Chinese traitors let barbarians through the wall; skilled invaders simply road through it like it was straw. (Interestingly, the competing project for most resources spent, the first Atomic Bomb, also fairled in it's greater purpose--to prevent war--and almost brought the world as we know it to an end.)

It's cold on the Great Wall in the winter, and hot in summer. So what. You'll forget that. But you'll never forget that you stood on perhaps the greatest and largest lasting work of our speceis. TIP: DON'T MISS IT!

Visited July 2011
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Sydney, Australia
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“Great spot to visit the great wall”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2012

As there were no public transport links to Mutianyu - there were hardly any domestic tourists.
Good cable car to the top - then miles of walking.
Not busy at all the day we were there.

Visited October 2011
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Turku
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“Not crowded, good hike.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2012

Had an amazing luck to go on a quiet day. Without one billion ther tourists. A true must-see, comes right after Colosseum in Rome on my list.

Visited February 2012
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Miami, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Great place to know discover the Wall”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2012

The place was very quiet, few tourists, with easy access to the wall.

Visited February 2012
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