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  • Address: Mu Tian Yu Lu,‎ Huai Rou Qu, beijing, China
  • Hours: Daily 7:30am–5:30pm
  • Admission: 40–45 RMB

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Great Wall at Mutianyu Tours

The Great Wall at Mutianyu was fully restored in the 1980s as an alternative to the increasingly popular Badaling section of the Great Wall of China. The Mutianyu section is farther away from Beijing (about an hour and a half by car) than more popular sections, but it's also significantly less busy and features some fun, modern amusements, such as a cable car, chairlift, and toboggan. The long, flat segment—the longest fully restored section open to travelers—winds along heavily forested hilltops with 23 ancient watchtowers dotting the landscape.

The Basics
The Great Wall at Mutianyu is a good option for visitors with a full day to devote to the wall, as well as families looking for not-too-strenuous hiking away from the crowds. Travelers can choose to climb to the top via restored steps equipped with handrails, or opt for a leisurely cable car ride to the highest restored section. From the top of the cable car, visitors can explore the area before hopping back on for a return trip, taking one of the trails leading back down, or continuing east along the wall to the toboggan ride for a slide back to the bottom. The site is often visited with a guide who can help navigate the steeper portions of the wall and offer historical insight, and a trip can be combined with visits to other Beijing attractions, such as the Ming Tombs, the Olympic facilities, or the China Aviation Museum.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • This portion of the Great Wall is ideal for families with kids.
  • Remember to wear comfortable walking shoes, especially if you plan to climb up to the wall.
  • Mutianyu tours from Beijing can last between five and 14 hours.
  • There's little shade on the wall, so be sure to wear sun protection and keep hydrated.

How to Get There
Mutianyu is situated 40 miles (65 km) north of Beijing. Due to a lack of convenient public transportation from the city to Mutianyu Great Wall, it's much easier to visit as part of a guided private tour or small-group tour. Those who wish to visit independently must first get to Dongzhimen, then transfer to Bus 867 to Mutianyu or Bus 916 to Huairou (then take a local minibus to the wall).

When to Get There
The area is open to tourists from 7:30am to 5:30pm daily. Spring and autumn offer mild weather and sparser crowds on the wall than summer, when the Mutianyu section of the wall can get quite hot and crowded. National holidays, particularly National Day in early October and Labor Day in early May, can be especially crowded.

Hiking the Great Wall of China
Adventurous travelers looking for a more in-depth Great Wall experience can opt to hike between Mutianyu and Jiankou. The most popular route starts at the Jiankou section with an hourlong climb up to the wall, followed by about four hours of leisurely walking from the rugged, wild portion of the wall to the well-restored section at Mutianyu. Hike independently or as part of a guided hiking tour.

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Beijing Mutianyu Great Wall Admission Ticket

Get your Mutianyu Great Wall admission ticket in advance, and spend an unforgettable day at the China's must-see destination! There is an opportunity to ...  Read more

Location: Beijing, China
Duration: 1 to 9 hrs

From USD $6.45
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Beijing Mutianyu Great Wall Cable Car Tickets

Spend an unforgettable day at China's must-see destination: The Great Wall of China, and explore a less-frequented section of the Wall at Mutianyu. Ride the ...  Read more

Location: Beijing, China
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

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All Inclusive Mutianyu Great Wall and Summer Palace Private Day Tour

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On this full-day Beijing Private tour, you will see two of the most popular attractions in China: the Mutianyu Section of the Great Wall and the Summer Palace. ...  Read more

Location: Beijing, China
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

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Private Mutianyu Great Wall Trip with English-Speaking Driver

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Location: Beijing, China
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

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This full-day Beijing sightseeing tour to the Mutianyu section of the Great Wall of China provides an opportunity to experience steeper sections of the ...  Read more

Location: Beijing, China
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

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Mutianyu Great Wall is a one of the most famous and ideal sections of the Great Wall, less crowded than Badaling Great Wall with beautiful views. This is a ...  Read more

Location: Beijing, China
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

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Private Half-Day Mutianyu Great Wall Tour including Round Way Cable Car or Toboggan, Beijing, ... 
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Private half day Mutianyu Great Wall hiking tour just for your party! You have the option to choose to start in the morning or afternoon.

Location: Beijing, China
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

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Discover the Great Wall of China on this small group tour from Beijing. Travel to the restored Mutianyu section and climb the Ming Dynasty watchtowers for ...  Read more

Location: Beijing, China
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

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Beijing Day Trip of Mutianyu Great Wall and Ming Tombs by Bus

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This guided tour involves the two most attractive sites outside Beijing. The Mutianyu Great Wall, a breathtaking sight and an awesome experience; and the ...  Read more

Location: Beijing, China
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

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Mutianyu Great Wall Private Day Tour with English Driver, Beijing, Day Trips
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Mutianyu Great Wall Private Day Tour with English Driver

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Enjoy a flexible, private 8-hour tour to the famous Mutianyu Great Wall with your friendly English-speaking driver during your time in Beijing. The pickup ...  Read more

Location: Beijing, China
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