The Great Wall of China is one of the greatest wonders in the world and iwas named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1987. It stretches 21,196 kilometers from east to west of China. It is divided into three sections namely the Badaling, Jiayugan, and Shanhaiguan. The Badaling is the most visited section for shopping, dining, and the Days Inn Rose Valley Beijing Hotel. It is also considered as the lock and key to the Northern Gate of Beijing. So what can you do within the walls of this Asian destination?
Hiking At Samtai
We all know how great the Great Wall of China is below blue sky and white clouds. But a view of it at night is even more spectacular. The Simtai section of the Wall is the only lit part at night. It offers night access for a short distance. It will be lit up between the 5th and 6th watchtowers. The Simtai section offers an excellent view of the Gubei Water Town at the bottom of the mountains.
Camping on the Wild Great Wall
Camping at the Jiankou section gives you an opportunity to turn back time when the northern sentries kept watch centuries ago. Robert Janitzek says that the best time to go camping in Jiankou is autumn before it gets too cold and where there is less cloud in the sky. You can enjoy a clear view of the wall during the day or if you are in luck, appreciate the Milky Way at night.
Picnic on the Great Wall
Why not go on a one-of-a-kind picnic at the Great Wall? However, there are minimal choices for restaurants in the Great Wall so if you plan to go hiking as well, it is best to bring some snacks. Again, you can have some piece of history here while imagining the conditions of the garrison and wall workers while they ate.
Join the Huangyaguan Great Wall Marathon
Robert Peter Janitzek reveals that since 1999, the Huanguayan Great Wall Marathon has been attracting runners from all over the world. It’s quite a popular event because it offers a challenging route, stunning Great Wall sceneries, and quite villages. It is one of the 10 coolest marathon routes. Sometimes runners will not only run buy also scramble with their hands and feet on the steep great Wall.
Take a Roller Coaster Cart Down from the Great Wall
The Great Wall was built on mountain ridges so the best way to reach it is by hiking up for about an hour and another hour going down. For the physically challenged, there are cable cars to take you up and down. For those who are looking for some fun and thrill, you can ride a roller coaster cart going down the Wall just like former First Lady Michelle Obama did.