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Mutianyu Great Wall
Mutianyu Great Wall is located in Huairou District, 73 km northeast of Beijing City. It is one of the most famous and best preserved sections of China Great Wall.
Mutianyu Great Wall stands in the east opposite of Badaling Great Wall, which is in the west. It connects Gubeikou Pass in the north and Huanghuacheng in the west. Mutianyu Great Wall is served as part of the northern barrier defending both the capital and the imperial tombs.
The wall is 7-8 meters high, with a top of 4-5 meters wide. It was mainly built with granite coming from the nearby Qian'an County. The wall is covered with flourish grasses and dense forests. With a total length of 5400 meters, it is the longest section of China Great Wall. It is also one of the 16 best scenic spots of Beijing.
Mutianyu Great Wall has a history of 1400 years and is part of the glorious culture of China. The wall was first built in Northern Qi Dynasty (550 - 557). It was rebuilt in the early Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) by General Xu Da to strengthen its defensive potential. In 1404, the Mutianyu Pass was added to the wall. It was ranked as a 4A grade scenic spot in 2002, and a 5A grade scenic spot in 2011.
Mutianyu Great Wall Map
The Mutianyu village, Beigou village, Xinying village and Tianxianyu village are located around the Mutianyu Great Wall. The are founded by the original builders of the Wall and have retained their wonderful unique character. Cultural and historical relics can be found in these villages. Walking in the village, visitors can experience the rural life of Chinese countryside.
1. Cable car and slideway are available for choice.
2. Great Wall Villa is a hotel with antique style buildings on the foot of the Great Wall.
3. There are some restaurants near the Great Wall. Visitors can also have dinner in farmhouses around the wall.
4. A shopping street was newly built in the scenic spot. Visitors may buy some local products.
Tourism Bus No.867 at Dongzhimen can reach Mutianyu Great Wall directly in about 2.5 hours. The bus leaves from Dongzhimen station at 07:00 and 08:30 and comes back at 14:00 and 16:00.
Take the bus No. 916 to the Hairou Bus Station and then take a taxi or hire a minibus to the great wall.
3. Rent a car directly. It is the most convenient way.
Ticket of Mutianyu Great Wall
45RMB for adult
25RMB for Children
Adult: 80RMB for single trip and 100RMB for double trip
Children: 40RMB for single trip and 50RMB for double trip
Adult: 80RMB for single trip and 100RMB for double trip (Cable car up, slideway down)
Children: 60RMB for double trip(Cable car up, slideway down)
10RMB for single trip
15RMB for double trip
Open time: 8:00-16:00
Map on Mutianyu Great Wall
The unique features of Mutianyu Great Wall
Covered with flourish grasses and dense forests, the coverage of Mutianyu Great Wall accountes to 96%, higher than other sections of Great Wall. Surrounded with mountains, the wall presents different landscape in four seasons. Fragrant flowers bloom all over the mountains in spring, abundantly verdant green fills the hillside in Summer, fruitful trees and red leaves dance with the wind in Autumn and white snow covers the wall in Winter.
Different to other sections of Great Wall, the gateway platform of Mutianyu Great Wall is special. The general gateway platform(also called Mutianyu Pass) consists of 3 hollow watchtowers, one big in the middle and two small on both sides. The three watchtowers are connected together, which is an unsual architecture in all sections of Great Wall. The gates of the pass are not set in the middle but on the eastern sides.
Number of watchtowers and other ancient constructions are closely packed on the Mutianyu Great Wall. There are 22 watchtowers distributed along the wall which stretches for about 2250 meters long.
The parapets were built on the inner and outer side of the wall, which is wery rare on other sections of the Great Wall. The means Mutianyu Great Wall were used to defend against enemies coming from the two sides. Some of the parapets are tooth shaped, different from the different from regular rectangular form.
5. Branch Walls with watchtowers were built along the hill ridge to relieve the enemy's attack on the main wall. They measure from several yards to dozens of yards across.
Private tour to Mutianyu Great Wall