Beijing Attraction: The Great Wall at MuTianYu (Gallery)
Fast Facts (What You Should Know)
- Located in the Huairu county, just 80 kilometres from Beijing’s city center
- Mutianyu is the longest restored and accessible section of the wall
- Mutianyu stretches 22 kilometers and is composed of solid slabs of granite, gravel, and earth.
- The wall reaches 8 meters at its highest point and 5 meters at its widest span.
- A series of 22 watchtowers spaced approximately 1-kilometer apart mark this run of the Great Wall.
- Constructed first in the Qi Dynasty (550-577), Mutianyu was rebuilt in 1568 and remains in that condition today.
Getting to The Great Wall at Mutianyu
The most hassle-free way of getting to Mutianyu would, of course, be through U China Travel.
We arrange private drivers and guides for most of our guests, which includes hotel pick-up and drop-off in a comfortable sedan or spacious van. The entire automobile ride – from hotel to the wall – will likely take just over one hour.
Alternatively, visitors could opt to hop on a bus at the Dongzhimen long-distance bus station. Bus 916 departs all-day with the last bus at around 7:30 p.m. Do your best to board the ‘fast bus,’ as it will save you around 30-45 minutes of travel time due to fewer stops.
The Great Wall at Mutianyu Photo Gallery
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