The Great Wall at Mutianyu
Having twice been to the Great Wall at Badaling, northwest of the city, I
wanted to visit a different section this time. When the institute kindly
provided us a car and driver for a day, we were able to travel to Mutianyu,
about 90 km northeast of Beijing. It was worth the two-hour drive. The day was
crisp and beautiful, and there were few other tourists. Some snow and ice
remained from a snowfall two days earlier.
For ease of viewing, I have grouped the photos into small segments. Enjoy!
The jumping-off point
Climbing to the Wall
To the summit
Making American friends along the Wall
The Mongolian warrior
At the top and down again
Back to Beijing March 2000