Day 4 Beijing – The Great Wall of China

From our hotel to Great Wall, the journey takes about 1.5 hours.  Instead of DIY, we hire a private driver.  The trip to Great Wall was actually paid for and I was thinking we might as well book the driver for the full day and paid him the shortfall which was RMB450.00 (RM225.00).  I still thinks that RM225 is quite pricey tho.

Pictures on the way to Mutianyu Great Wall:

Able to see Great Wall from far!

We are not quite there yet.

At the carpark.

Scene near the toilet.

There are several side of Great Wall that is accessible to tourist like Simatai, Jinshanling, Gubeikou, Badaling and Mutianyu.  We was advised to visit Mutianyu Great Wall as there are less tourist.  I think Badaling is having the most tourist of all.

We took the trip up by cable car (RMB35.00 = RM17.50).  The Mutianyu Scenic spot is hugged by mountains with beautiful natural sceneries.

This is where the tracking started.

The experience at this section of the wall is breathtaking. Thankfully the touristy crowds are not here. However,  climbing up the very very steep steps occasionally made me wonder if I was in shape enough to make the climb. Then awe struck me that this wall that goes on as far as the eye can see was built with hand tools so long ago.

Making our way to the watch tower.

Up at the watch tower.

The sky is awesome, isn’t it?  It is now Hubby’s duty to carry my camera bag as my shoulder is aching, feet is getting heavier and the heart pound faster.

Random pictures

The wall presents different aspects of beauty in the four seasons. Flowers bloom all over the mountains in spring. Grasses dress the hillside green in summer. Trees are laden with sweet fruits in autumn, and especially in October, leaves are turning red or yellow, touching the mountain tops with gold. In winter, the wall is covered by snow, making it seem more magnificent.

We don’t feel a thing coming down.  Now to hike back up is really killing us!

A sled named ‘Speed Chute’ will give you an opportunity to experience thrills by taking you swoop down from the high mountains.  They are almost similar to Luge in Sentosa Singapore.  Instead of wider sledding lane, the single luge skidway was made from aluminum and does not require much maneuver  except to shift some body weight while maneuvring the curve.  Those are arenaline rush ride down hil.  Ticket priced at RMB55 (RM27.50).  For the faint hearted, you may take the cable car ride down.

We have fulfilled one of our wish to step foot on The Great Wall of China.  Check out more photos in my Facebook.

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  1. cindy said,

    March 26, 2009 @ 8:43 pm

    haha…your anti spam quiz is so funny…. i love the last picture…its so sweet… one day, i’m surely gonna take my parents to the GWOC (ummm…great wall of china)

  2. day-dreamer said,

    March 26, 2009 @ 9:54 pm

    Nice pics!

  3. sila said,

    March 27, 2009 @ 12:20 am

    wow!!! awesome pics and what an awesome thing to experience. *envy*

  4. jazzmint said,

    March 27, 2009 @ 5:53 am

    wow…really beautiful…ee…saya mau go great wall liao grrrr

  5. allthingspurple said,

    March 28, 2009 @ 9:06 pm

    great pic of you and your hubby as a couple. very yan oi. thanks for sharing those pics. Never knew you can chute down the great wall.

  6. selena said,

    March 29, 2009 @ 5:34 am

    Nice shoes on the ski-lift! 😀
    hope u felt all better after the previous days’ shenanigans.
    The Great Wall is on my list of places to visit before I die…. I think everyone else i know has already beaten me to it – wonder when I’ll get there???

  7. jacss said,

    March 30, 2009 @ 1:04 pm

    great that u had accomplished your wish!! i like your pink jacket….so sweet, made that photo looked even sweeter lor….gee!! btw, must be realllly cold ehh !!

  8. the Razzler said,

    March 30, 2009 @ 5:31 pm

    The Great Wall is so majestic!! Love the pics!! 🙂

  9. a-moms-diary said,

    March 30, 2009 @ 7:36 pm

    You made the right choice to go the the Mutianyu side. Looks like you have the Great Wall all to yourself. Badaling is madness.

  10. mommy to chumsy said,

    March 31, 2009 @ 10:52 am

    lovely photos. you took the cable car? not scared kah? btw, the last look like one of those ladies from china 😀

  11. rachel said,

    March 31, 2009 @ 4:02 pm

    i like the last pic..u n hubby. so lovely dovey as a couple 🙂

  12. sasha said,

    March 31, 2009 @ 6:29 pm

    hahhaha yr anti spam question! make me laugh and i forgot what i wanna comment edi\

    Oh oh! i love the last pic and also the leg picture

  13. huisia said,

    March 31, 2009 @ 9:37 pm

    wow, the snow scene…simply wonderful!

  14. FamilyFirst said,

    April 2, 2009 @ 11:04 am

    Lovely pics but why in FB you state relationship as “its complicated”? Not happily married meh?

    The Queen says: Married life not complicated meh? One minute you quarrel, another minute madly in love and sometimes you wish you wasn’t married. kekeke. We called it ‘the FB thingy”. It was all for fun. Don’t take it too seriously eh?

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