Great Wall at Mutianyu

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The Mutianyu Great Wall is located in Huairou County, Beijing. It is renowned as one of the most sixteen popular scenic spots of Beijing. About 2,250 meters of this branch is open to public now. Some famous spots like watchtowers and parapets are located in the west end of the great Wall. Surrounded by beautiful mountains, Mutianyu Great Wall of China has fascinating scenery year around. The mountain of this section is covered with green forests in the summer and colorful autumn foliage in the fall. There are also cultural landscapes like cable cars and stone-themed parks, which forms the unique culture of Greatwall. May celebrities like Bill Clinton and John Major have all visited Mutianyu Greatwall.  

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The Best Time To visit Great Wall at Mutianyu:

Go early morning or late afternoon to avoid crowds and have great light for photos. Try not to visit the Great Wall when raining / snowing as snow and rain can make the surface of the Great Wall quite slippery. Despite these varying climatic conditions, the Great Wall is surely a must-see place one may visit at any time of the year.

How to Get to Great Wall at Mutianyu:

The most convenient way is taking Tourism Bus No. 867 at Dongzhimen. One can take Bus No.106, 107, 123, 132, 206, 24 etc or Subway Line 2, Line 13 and Airport Express Train to Dongzhimen. a. Visitors could take Tourism Bus No.867 at Dongzhimen Outer to Mutianyu directly in about 2.5 hours. The bus leaves from Dongzhimen Outer at 07:00 and 08:30 and comes back at 14:00 and 16:00.

The bus ticket for a single trip is CNY 16 by cash and CNY6.4 by using Beijing Transportation Smart Card. Please note that the Tourism Bus No.867 is only available during the high season (usually from late March to November 15th). b. Visitors could also take one of the Buses No. 916 or 916快 (express line) which go from Dongzhimen to Huairou Bus Station first, get off at Qingchun Lu Beikou, Huairou Bei Dajie or the terminus and then hire a mini-bus to Mutianyu. The Bus No. 916 (express line) is recommended and its duration time is about 60-70 minutes. The mini-bus ride takes about CNY30-40 and 20 minutes; one can also share the mini-bus with others to save money.

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Bus No.867 and 916(express line) depart from Dongzhimen Transport Hub in Dongzhimen Waixiejie, which is about 10 minutes' walk from Dongzhimen Subway Station (Exit B). Bus 916 can be found in the bus stop close to Exit B of the subway station.

Tickets and Hours of Great Wall at Mutianyu:

Admission Fee Adults (including children above 1.5M): CNY45; Children (1.2-1.5M): CNY25; Free for children below 1.2M Cable Fee (Optional): Adults (including children above 1.3M): CNY45 for a single trip, CNY65 for a round trip;Children (1.2M-1.3M): CNY25 for a single trip, CNY35 for a round trip;Free for children below 1.2M Slideway Fee (Optional): Adults: CNY50 for a single trip, CNY65 for a round trip (Cable car up, slideway down);Children: CNY40 for a round trip (Cable car up, slideway down) Opening Hours: 8:00-16:00 Tips: 1.Wear comfortable shoes, sections of the Wall are very steep 2.Take the chair lift up, but opt for the slide on the way down 3.Another easy section to visit from Beijing is the Badaling Section.

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