Are you planning a day trip to the Great Wall but afraid of the crowds? Then Mutianyu must be an ideal destination for you. It’s less well-known to tourists but with sceneries that can rival against any section of the Great Wall. Surrounded by lush forests, Mutianyu Great Wall not only teaches you a wonderful Chinese history lesson, but also brings you closer to nature. Decorated by blooming flowers in spring and summer, golden leaves in fall, and blanketed with snow in winter, the grandeur of Mutianyu Great Wall is to be taken in at all seasons.
Things to do on the Mutianyu Great Wall: walk along the pathway with dense watchtowers and fortresses and feel its profound history; indulge yourself in the autumn colors of Mutianyu Great Wall; opt to take a cable car ride or chair lift to soar over the Mutianyu Great Wall; enjoy the excitement of a toboggan ride winding through mountains.
Mutianyu Village, Bohai Town, Huairou District, Beijing
The best way to get to Mutianyu Great wall is by Mubus, which departs daily between 7:30 and 8:00 in the morning and 12:00 at noon respectively from Swissotel Beijing Hong Kong Macau Center. The coach takes passengers directly into the scenic area, hassle-free and cost-efficient. Both single and round-way tickets are offered at a reasonable price.
Book a Mubus ticket
If you want to get to Mutianyu Great Wall by yourself, you can take subway line 2
or line 13
and get off at Dongzhimen Station. Take the Exit E and then transfer to the Mutianyu Tourist Bus, which departs at 08:30.