A legendary day at the Great Wall of China

By Rebekka Renold & Cristina Scarnera

The Great Wall is clearly one of the most famous sightseeing spots in China. Therefore, it could not miss on our Insight China program in Beijing. The day could not be better since the sun was shining and there was no Beijing smog to affect the sight. After arriving at Mutianyu Great Wall we had a delicious typical Chinese lunch with a perfect view at the Great Wall. Full and starched we were finally ready to climb the Great Wall. We headed up via cable car and we had an incredible view of the surrounding area. Our tour guide Jessy brought us to a part of the Wall with fewer tourists, so we were able to fully enjoy our stay and take a lot of beautiful photos. Over all we walked approximately three hours and we passed some towers, which in the past prevented the Mongol horses from advancing. Even though our hike was only a tiny fraction of the total 8’800 kilometres of the wall, we were really impressed, and every sight was more incredible than the one before. Some of the delegation used the Toboggan to get back, others walked. On our last evening in China’s capital we tried the Beijing duck and it was amazing.

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