"The Great Wall of China" China Things to Do Tip by Mez77

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The Great Wall would have to be my favourite 'must see' in China. I cannot simply express how awe-inspiring a walk along this wall is. My best firend Liz, said so many times "This is so cool", that we banned her from talking unless she came up with different adjectives. Luckily the Wall is so amazing that she happily came up with new ways to express her awe for the full 4 hours we were on the wall.

I'd like to recommend that you give the most populated parts of the wall a miss...you know the ones close to Beijing. We drove for 3 hours each way to get to a remote part of the wall and we had it virtually to ourselves (apart from some Ancient Mongolians who were apparently filming a Carona Beer commercial...Oh and a few Chinese Mexicans) Long Story, check out my Beijing page for more juicy details.

The section we walked was a little difficult phycially as much of it had not been restored, but the experience was all the better for it.

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  • Updated Nov 9, 2004
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