After visiting Huanghuacheng, we decided to head over to a more touristy, and well known, part of the Great Wall.
It took us about an hour to get from Huanghuacheng to Mutianyu and it was a gorgeous ride. We were in seriously mountain country for quite a while and it felt I was back in Sonoma County. All the trees, greenery and valleys were a welcome relief from the hustle and bustle of the big city of Beijing.
As we arrived in Mutianyu, we decided to eat and relax a bit before we start the hike around the Great Wall.
We went to Mr. Yang’s. We had a number of different dishes, including rabbit, and it was quite good. Sadly, I forgot to take pictures because I was so hungry.
After a delicious lunch, we started to hike up the to the trail.
We walked by the sign explaining the importance of Mutianyu and took our time as we trekked up to the cable car.
We knew we’d be doing a lot of hiking when we reached the top of the Wall so we decided a cable car would be a fun way to see the valley and also not die trying to reach the top.