Juyongguan Great Wall

This highly restored section of the Great Wall is popular with tour groups, probably due to its close proximity to Beijing. It forms a circular route in and around a ravine, with beautiful scenery on all sides.I chose to walk the western half of the route, which seemed to be much less popular (and hence … Continue reading Juyongguan Great Wall

Beijing – Mutianyu Great Wall

Mutianyu Great Wall is one of the best preserved sections (or perhaps, most restored...) near Beijing, but with less crowds than Badaling Great Wall even though it can still be reached easily by public bus. The surrounding scenery would be absolutely beautiful in spring and summer - in the winter it was a little greyer … Continue reading Beijing – Mutianyu Great Wall

Beijing – Badaling Great Wall (八达岭长城)

As one of the sections of the great wall closest to Beijing, Badaling Great Wall is convenient to get to as well as having several improvements such as a cable car to help the elderly. This fact has not been lost on Chinese tour operators however, and so hoards of tourists descend upon Badaling during … Continue reading Beijing – Badaling Great Wall (八达岭长城)