Located in the Huairou area with its west connecting to Juyongguan Great Wall and east connecting to Gubeikou— about 95 km (59 miles) north of Beijing (a 2 hour 30 minute journey from the city center), the Mutianyu Great Wall is one of the 16 new scenic spots in Beijing and it is the less crowded section of the whole Great Wall. Moreover, it has better architecture than at Badaling with more watchtowers. The famous attractions in its west such as Jiankou, Niujiaobian, Yingfeidao are the essence of the whole Great Wall.
Features about 1500 years of history, the Mutianyu Great Wall is a masterpiece of restoration, with 22 original style watchtowers about one every kilometer, on overlapping mountain ranges. And it is the longest fully-restored Great Wall section opens to tourists. With the greens of pines and cypresses covering ninety percent of the surrounding area, the scenery here is beautiful all the year round, together with the project of the hiking cables, slippery paths, dreaming stone city, the Mutianyu Great Wall has been the combination of the Great Wall culture, stone culture, physical culture, healthy fitness and entertainment, it has attracted numerous travelers to visit here, of whom including the pre-president of the UK Major and the pre-president of America Clinton. It has been listed as the No.1 attraction for the foreigners in Beijing in 1992 and entitled as a 4 star level spot area in China in 2002. Nearby attractions of the Mutianyu Great Wall include the Jiankou (Arrow Nock) section, which is only 20 minutes away.
Plan your trip to experience the alluring scenery of the Great Wall in Mutianyu now; it will be an enjoyable and comfortable tour for you. Keep the following tips in mind: Just wear the short clothes in the summer as it’s so hot in Beijing at that time and anti-coldness clothes in winter because it’s much colder at the wall than at the valleys in winter of Beijing. Do remember to take the anti-sun products to protect your skin under the sun and take the raincoat instead of the umbrellas with you because of the strong wind there. You will find it amazing and memorable when seeing the Great Wall in its awe-inspiring former glory, winding through mountain scenery, with easier walking conditions and fewer crowds.