Mutianyu Great Wall

Mutianyu Great Wall, Beijing: Hours, Address, Mutianyu Great Wall Reviews: 5/5

Mutianyu Great Wall
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Ancient Ruins • Points of Interest & Landmarks • Hiking Trails
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7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
About
In 1368 AD, Mutianyu Great Wall was built by Xu Da who is the main general for Zhuyuanzhang in the Great Wall ruins of Northern Qi Dynasty. Linked to Gubeikou in the east and Juyongguan in the west,the section of the Great Wall is the military hub defensing of the capitalsince ancient times. There are several famous watchtowers such as Zhengguantai, Dajiaolou, Yingfeidaoyang,Jiankou and Beijingjie, which has profound historical and cultural values. Surrounded by the mountains, the Greening rate of the Great Wall reaches 98%, and its scenery is beautiful. Known for its gorgeous scenery, Mutianyu is one of the essence in the Great Wall of Ming Dynasty. Mutianyuhas the characteristics of the fresh air, sided embrasure, peculiar guards, intensive watchtowers, the strong feeling of three-dimensional and the existing of the inside and outside branch. The Closed Tram, Speed slide, the China dream stone sity, the Great Wall hotel, Yisonglou restaurant are constructed inthe tourist area, so its facilities and function are perfect.The tourist area was added to the national 5A scenic spot list by the National Tourism Administration of China in 2011. In June 28, 2014,the Mutianyu Great Wallintegrated tourism service area put into use. The integrated tourism service area, having service functions including a visitor center, the Great Wall Culture Exhibition Center, and catering and tourism souvenirs street,covers an area of 20 acres.In this way, Mutianyu Great Wall will provide a better travel experience for visitors.
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Brandon León
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Dec. 2021
It is a great sight capable of encompassing great historical moments throughout the years, plus there were lives that were lost at the time of its construction, It has a great background that is worth investigating if you are curious about its history.
Written 11 March 2022
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ALANAugusto
3 contributions
Dec. 2021
my overal experience is great. Mutianyu Great Wall is famous and worth to see , visit and enjoy for anytime during the year. i wisited this site twice once in summer and once in winter, both was great experience.
Written 7 March 2022
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Tony
Apache Junction, AZ2 contributions
May 2021 • Solo
I was working in China at the time, and while I have worked in five different countries abroad, one the main reasons I was in China was because of my father. He always said Mainland China was the only place he would have been interested in visiting. He was around 85 or so when he said this.

The Great Wall was a great experience. I signed up for the Mutianyu trip at my hotel, not really having researched that much. It was a great trip, including a ticket for a Chinese Opera. Mutianyu is more visitor friendly than some other parts (heard while I was there, and on this site. There was snow on the ground, which had its challenge, but it was fine. A lunch was offered as well, and it was fantastic!

Was great to be somewhere so old and famous - the only other place I have been that would equal would be Aangkor Wat in Cambodia...

Well worth the trip!!! If you don't know which place to go, Mutianyu should not disappoint in any way. It is beautiful, historic, and has trails for everyone...they educate people about how to take the trip in and out.

This was in 2019...the choices did not go back that far.
Written 17 January 2022
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Christos A
Athens, Greece42 contributions
Oct. 2021
My experience at the Mutianyu Great Wall was spectacular! We walk along the wall, I had a great view and a strange feeling when you are walking on this monument..It's also great for photoshoots. I really enjoyed my experience there and would definitely visit it again.
Written 17 January 2022
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ton g
California1 contribution
Oct. 2021
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The Mutianyu Great Wall is one of the best-preserved and best-known Great Wall sections. Located 40 miles (65km) to the north of Beijing city proper, the Great Wall at Mutianyu has breath-taking scenery but less tourists, thus a good destination on hot holidays for a Great Wall tour at ease.
Written 14 January 2022
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Bennett A
Las Vegas, NV36 contributions
Jun. 2021 • Family
Mutianyu has changed a lot in the last 10 years. It is still my preferred spot to visit the Great Wall (over Badaling). More nature, less people. They moved the ticket sales and parking area down the mountain, presumably to let in more people and make it more commercial. It is far enough down that you must take the free bus up to the original ticket area. After the bus, if you have small children take the cable car up to the wall, hike as much as you want, and take the cable car down. If you are fit and childless, start your hike immediately to the right of the bus drop, hike parallel to the ski lift, see nature, then hike the whole wall up to the cable car for a relaxed return. I do not recommend hiking up and down unless you have all day and tons of snacks/water. Such a great spot!
Written 13 July 2021
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D0rHa
Hong Kong, China105 contributions
Jun. 2021 • Family
Fantastic, really. When the air quality and the weather are good 😜
Scanning passport at aera entrance. Scanning passport at public bus to the wall entrance (you don't have to take the bus if you are less lazy than we were, can't be more than 20 minutes walk). Scanning passport at wall entrance. Must have a passport that does not break easily 🤣 - it's currently valid to a lot of tourist places in Beijing: scanning, scanning and scanning. And folding back before each scanning...
The wall is marvelous, try to spend there longer time, at least 2 hours, just enjoying the nature. It was empty when we were there (2021 June).
Tobogan to go down is a big fun (and passports were not scanned there, haha). Tobogan does not work when rains.
We had lunch after going down with Tobogan, in one of the restaurants, eating jiaozi dumplings, was really good.
Bargain at least half price if you buy there something.
Written 6 July 2021
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Simone M
5 contributions
May 2021
Definitely worth a visit, stunning views and great hikes. We went with a didi from the Hotel to there and it was no traffic, so it took us about 1.5h from the city center, a must do when in beijing
Written 25 May 2021
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issbelle
15 contributions
Apr. 2021 • Friends
My experience was absolutely amazing.
I arrived on the Great Wall at about 8:15. (I strongly recommend to get there early). At around 9:30 it gets drastically busier and isn’t as enjoyable.
On the way down, I ride the toboggan which was a lot of fun!
Written 3 May 2021
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rosegrove77
Beijing, China268 contributions
May 2021 • Family
This is the 3rd section of wall I’ve visited now and I still love it. It is far more touristy than The others, but if you are prepared for that then it’s ok. There is a ‘base’ with shops etc and places to eat. You can catch a cable car up or chair lift or walk. Once up you can go left or right to the various towers. We took the toboggan down which was fun. It’s not an ‘easy’ walk but there are beautiful views at every turn. I have to say though I still prefer The Water Great Wall at Huanghuacheng of the 3 sections I’ve visited as it has lakes to enjoy as well as the wall and it’s much, much quieter.
Written 1 May 2021
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