5.25.2015

430. Beijing | Great Wall of China

Great Wall of China Beijing
I can't believe it has already been a month since I was in Beijing!! I wish I could rewind time and be back there again. I had been wanting to visit the Great Wall of China for a long time, so I was very excited to finally go and see it in person. As you know, the entire Great Wall is extremely long so it's impossible to walk it all from end to end. They split it up in different sections for visitors. I don't know what section we went to but it wasn't quite what I expected my Great Wall experience to be like. I guess I was expecting something more like THIS..being able to see the Wall winding around on mountains for miles away without any sign of modern civilization. Instead, at the section we went to, we could see roads and vehicles driving by..and even at the top of our section, it wasn't high enough to see too far away. I don't mean to sound so negative, because I still had a great time. It was the most extreme cardio workout I've ever had in my life! When we were at the bottom looking up, it looked like an easy walk but walking on there it's like 85% steps..there is only a short flat section after every like 20min of steps. The steps aren't low either. They're quite high so it was very tiring, and my calves took close to a week to recover from that walk. Most of the people didn't make it up to the top so I was proud that I was able to. & luckily was also able to take some nice shots without hoards of tourists in the background.

This photo above is my favourite I took from Beijing. I had just made it to the top, out of breath, and extremely hot as I turned around to look at the view..I saw this man walk by. I thought he fit perfectly into the surroundings so I snapped this shot quickly on my phone and it turned out pretty nice :)

I'll start at the bottom. Here is the entrance:

Great Wall of China Beijing
Great Wall of China Beijing
This was the section we were walking. Our destination was that little building at the top. At first I was disappointed because it looked like such a short section to walk..but by the time I was up there I couldn't feel my legs anymore. Walking up there is a LOT more tiring than you'd think.

Great Wall of China Beijing
Great Wall of China Beijing
Great Wall of China Beijing
These are the steps/the view as we kept going and going on what seemed like endless steps. It was very uneven as well. The steps ranged from 2-4 or bricks high. Some were so high that a lot of people had to hold on to the railings on the sides to walk.

Great Wall of China Beijing
Great Wall of China Beijing
Great Wall of China Beijing
Great Wall of China Beijing
Great Wall of China Beijing
Great Wall of China Beijing
Made it to the top! It was only us up there.

Mao Zedong Great Wall
Inside the little building

Great Wall of China Beijing
Great Wall of China Beijing
Great Wall of China Beijing
Great Wall of China Beijing
Great Wall of China Beijing

Then we made our way back down..which was actually a lot harder than the way up. I definitely want to visit the Great Wall of China again someday..and explore other sections of it!


Great Wall of China Beijing
Great Wall of China Beijing

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  1. I can imagine that it must have been a huge physical effort to climb all this way up. But great that you made it and could share these pics!

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  2. omg love this location jeeze im always so jelly of your travels!
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  3. Love your travel pictures. Makes me want to visit Beijing sometime soon! :)

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