What trip to China would be complete without a visit to the Great Wall of China. It was an earlier start to the day as the portion of the Wall we were visiting is a two hour drive north from our hotel in Beijing. Apparently, of the 21,196km of the wall, there are 7 sections open for tourists. The closer you are to Beijing the busier they are. So we didn’t mind the drive. Our package included tickets on a lift to the top, and a slide down at the Mutianyu section. However when we arrived, even though we were further out from Beijing, it was still going to be around an hour wait for the chairlift up.
As is in other ancient cultures around the world, it is amazing what can be built given absolute power, manpower, and will power. Incredible.