Showing posts with label China Wall. Show all posts
Showing posts with label China Wall. Show all posts

Sunday, October 31, 2010

The Great China Wall

Guys are you ready to ride the DRAGON....? There you go..

The great wall of China is a must explore place. It is historical, it is immense and it is rebuilt. You can find different sites to view some of them are in their original structure while others are rebuilt and renovated. The Whole wall is about 6,400 Km long. You can explore it either by walking or having cabin car experience. Belive me walking will be the dragon's ride as the wall span like a dragon.


 80km north of Beijing, Mutianyu is a wonderful site with its structural originality. Upon arrival, one can get to the wall either by cable car or chair lift. From chair lift terminal you can walk further and would find forest covering the wall and some damaged area of the wall but all these make the scene. However, it is not a simple walk it soaks up many of your energy so to make it smooth proper breathers for small periods are recommended.

Back to the chair lift terminal, get Toboggan to ride down. There you will be surrounded by many sellers selling you souvenirs at quite expensive cost.

Great Wall of China, Mutianyu
Mutianyu China Wall By orangeandmilk (


About 110Km northeast of Beijing, Simatai is located. It is all covered with mountains around it. Walking through Simatai is just like walking through the mountain. It would take around 3 hours via bus from Beijing to Simatai. It is the sheer structure in its original form. Hill covered with beautiful scenes. The pathway is steep which says your adventure is climbing. Feel like hiker now and explore the beauty, its worth to hike anyways. After visiting Simatai you must take good rest for your next destination.

Simatai By Grant Hollingworth (


Huanghuacheng is less developed than other sections of the wall but still catches the visitors' attention. Some of the starting wall is reconstructed and as you move up it will be the original structure. Jintang a nearby lake also adds beauty to the scene. About half a century ago, parts of the Huanghuacheng wall were destructed and fell into the Jintang lake due to Japanese invasion.

It encompasses sir forts, six passes, twelve beacon towers and thirty two guard towers. Hope you could find many of these in your journey. Some are still preserved while others are not. A castle named Yaoziyu built during the Ming era is still well preserved. So enjoy the ride I am sure you would love the ending.

Huanghuacheng Wall By drnan tu