Too many photos captured. Decided to do a small collage. Not quite representative of the majesty of this man-made wall that can even be seen from space. This section of the wall about an hour and a half outside Beijing city centre, it’s not as commercialized as Badaling, it’s apparently older and was first built in the 6th century. This section of the wall is considered well restored and has 22 watch towers along its 2250m length. We covered probably only about 10 towers in the 3.5 hours of walking along the sometimes steep stretches.
For a long while now, I had been dreaming of visiting the Beijing. Mainly to see the Great Wall of China. Managed to fulfill this the past week, smog or winter chill wasn’t enough to stop me from stepping on the wall and taking steps on what is thousands of years’ worth of history. I was totally in awe to say the least. I covered as much as I could. Although this part of the wall in Mutianyu is a re-constructed / repaired section, just being there in the presence of nature gave me a real high. I thank God for this opportunity.