Walking to the Great Wall will be an incredible experience and an opportunity to seek on Chinese history, unbeatable ancient architecture and fabulous mountain scenery. Here 5 top sections of Great Wall that will be the highlights on China vacation.
1. Badaling Great Wall
Badaling is a first section of the Wall that opened to the public. It is also the closest Great Wall section from Beijing as well as the busiest one. Located in Yanqing County, 60 kilometers northwest of Beijing, visitors could reach Badaling only about one hour.
At past, Badaling was used as the important military defensive structure from the enemy and transmit military message to the emperor. Once, they got the message, the whole country will ready to war. Because that reason, in every 2 till 5 kilometres in Badaling was built a beacon tower to give the quick signal to the whole country.
The beauty of the Wall reflected greatness and powerful where located around the mountain. Have a bird eye view on Badaling, it will look likes a big dragon stretched along the mountains.
2. Mutianyu Great Wall
Mutianyu Great Wall is one of the favorite sections for the hikers. Some part of Mutianyu offer some steep high steps where hikers could exercise their skills. Has known become most favorite section among tourists, Mutianyu located 70 kilometres northeast of central Beijing in Huairou District. Surround by vegetation areas around, Mutianyu offer stunning beauty landscapes in every season.
A cable car and toboggan ride will facilitate visitors to explore to Wall more convenient and fun. Mutianyu Great Wall will be a challenging one!
3. Jinshanling Great Wall
Jinshanling has 10.5 kilometres long starts from the Wangjinglou Tower in the east and ends at Longyukou in the west. Become one of the dangerous and can be said an original one, Jinshanling offer challenging trek of hiking. Keep it original looks after over hundreds years ago, the steps are rather steep and rocky with loose stones at time.
Today, Jinshanling attract more hikers hoping to exercise. Arrive at Jinshanling, do not miss reach Simatai in few hours hiking.
4. Huanghuacheng Great Wall
Huanghuacheng located in a village in Jiuduhe, Huairou District, about 65 kilometers (40.39 miles) from Beijing. This section is also become one and the only section of the Wall which located surround by the beautiful and unique view of lake and mountains.
Lately, Huanghuacheng is popular for its hiking activities, it offer the steep paths and its original construction. Challenging hiking the Wall as well as enjoy the best view of the beauty of mountains and lake around the Wall.
5. Jiankou Great Wall (Arrow Nock)
Connected with Mutianyu Great Wall ten kilometers to the east and Huanghuacheng Great Wall to the west, Jiankou has its own unique features. The shape of the mountains where the Wall was built is like an arrow with the collapsed ridge opening as its arrow nock and because of that it got the name.
Due the lack repairs and built along the mountain ridges and huge cliffs, Jiankou Great Wall is an ideal example of Wild Great Wall. It became the popular hiking destination as well as a favorite photographic spots.
A visit to the Great Wall will be one of the highlights of travel in China. That cannot be said a China trip without at least one trip to the Great Wall.