If I was going to recommend a section of the Great Wall I would recommend Mutianyu. The section is beautiful and lacks people.
In fact, I was asked if I photo shopped a picture of me on the Great Wall because there were no people… I mean there were people obviously but not crazy crowds
Plus this section is a bit fun, you can take a ride up to the tower of the Great Wall and then take a toboggan down if you are feeling adventurous. I didn’t choose this route, because truthfully by time this week day came around I was beat & sore… very sore. I chose to take the cable car both up and down (once again I was reminded just how out of shape I am) If you are super fit, you can hike your happy bottom all the way to the top and back down again, just make sure you give yourself ample time to do this… because this restored section of the wall is large… like really large. It is hard to explain you really do have to see the Great Wall in person to understand just how impressive it is.
I can say, that if you are wanting to go to a fun section of the Great Wall this is your section.
If you like cable cars? This is your section.
If you are wanting to go to a restored section of the Great Wall with less crowds? This is your section.
I am so excited to have knocked another thing off my constantly growing bucket list, but the Great Wall and China were my number 1 bucket list item… so I guess I can die a happy chick now.
Have you been to the Great Wall?
Stay tuned for my favorite Great Wall photos 🙂