No trip to China would be complete without a visit to the Great Wall, and the Great Wall of China at Mutianyu will not disappoint you. Get unparalleled views of one of the best-preserved sections of this famous icon and its spectacular surrounds.
Located in Huairou Rural District, about 70 km (44 mi) from Beijing, the Mutianyu segment of the Great Wall connects with the Juyong Pass to the west and Gubeikou to the east—two of the wall's key strategic points. With a length of 2,250 m (2,460 yd), the Mutianyu section of the Great Wall has 22 watchtowers—the highest at an altitude of 540 m (1,772 ft). You can ascend via the ancient roadway running through Mutianyu Pass, or there's a cable car if you'd like to skip the strenuous hike up. To head back down, there's also a toboggan which makes for an eventful decent.
Please note: Free pickup is available for hotels within the 2nd Ring Road. Otherwise, please go to McDonalds next to Dongzhimen Metro Station Exit C.
English-speaking tour guide
Admission fees, meals and transportation
Cost of Cable car rides or Toboggan on Great Wall
*Jinshanling Great Wall is now under renovation as of 31 May 2017 and will be closed until further notice.