Walking the Great Wall of China

Walking on the Great Wall of China is one of the coolest adventures you can have. Not only is it one of the New 7 Wonders of the World, but it also a fantastic place to blend history, culture and adventure into one.

This will give you the best overview of the Great Wall of China and a chance to explore sections that have been both restored and left to nature.


One of the most beautiful aspects of this wall section is the surrounding landscape. The wall here is literally built on, up and over the mountains in the area.

Jiankou to Mutianyu

This makes for some of the most stunning views in China with the extreme contrasts between the green foliage, tall trees, blue sky and brown hue from the Great Wall of China.

Much like Jiankou, Gubeikou is another unrestored section of the wall and although they share this trait, there is nothing similar about them.

Gubeikou to Jinshanling

The top of the wall in this section is also growing vegetation, but it is much tamer. Straight down the middle of the wall is a tamped hiking trail the ebbs and flows and the wall makes its way through the countryside.

This hiking detour lasted around 40 minutes before we were standing next to the wall and then climbing up onto the tower to set up camp for viewing the sunrise and eating breakfast.

Jinshanling to Simatai

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