Our adventure at Huanghuacheng continued with a speed boat ride over to the other side of the lake.
As we arrived on the other side, our friend, Kean, talked to some people and found out that we couldn’t actually walk on very much of the Great Wall at this location and we decided to take the speed boat back, drive to the more famous part of the Great Wall, and climb in the Mutianyu area of The Great Wall.
It was a great, and very idyllic, start to the day as this area was empty of people trying to sell souvenirs and exceptionally quiet and relaxing.
It always surprises me how close the country is outside of Beijing. It takes about 1 hour to be in places that are incredibly ancient. Some of the people in these areas may not even speak Mandarin, and, instead would speak their own language or dialect.