Mutianyu great wall
The Mutianyu section of the great wall lies about 70 kilometers (43.4 miles) northeast of Beijing in Huairou County. This section measures 2250 meters in length with 22 watchtowers. It was a strategic pass built in the Ming Dynasty.
Two unique features of this section are the battlements on both sides and the branch walls . Other parts of the Great Wall have battlements only on the outer side and parapets on the inner side , but here both the outer and inner parapets are crenellated with merlons , so that shots could be fired at the enemy on both sides.
The mountain ridge branches out from either inside or outside the main Wall , and another piece of wall was built on this mountain, known as : Branch Wall, which was on the mountain ridge but connected with the main wall ,watch towers built on it .The Branch Wall really played an important role in the past .
The Mutianyu area has dense woods and rich pastures , and has a beautiful landscape all the year round. In spring , the mountain sides are decorated with peach and plum blossoms ; in Summer , people feel cool here with the luxuriant green trees and grass; in autumn, the golden , red autumn colors can be seen everywhere .and in winter , snow presents another attractive scene over the Great Wall.
Entrance ticket : RMB 45
RMB 120 for the double-way cable car / tobagen
Shuttle Bus: RMB15
Combination ticket : RMB 180
Opening Hours : 7:00 am to 6:00 pm
Recommended Time for a Visit: 3 hours