China is one of the tourist destinations that are visited by millions of international tourists throughout the year. It is a country much rich in heritage that is supplied by its long significant history. Among the favorite and amazing attractions of China is the Great Wall of China. This four thousand, one hundred and sixty mile wall is one of the established wonders of the world. The Great wall’s construction began at around two thousand seven hundred years ago. The Great Wall was built using human labor and resources such as bricks. The Chinese emperors wanted to build a wall that would protect their kingdoms against the invaders entering from the north side of China.
The Great Wall of China extends from Hushan in the east of China, passing through many landscapes such as mountains, hills, deserts, grasslands, valleys and plateaus to the west where it ends at the Jiayuguan Pass. Thus travelling along the wall whether by foot or by cable car, allows you to view most of China’s brilliant landscape and fresh vegetation that naturally grow in the country because the wall passes a large cross area of China’s geographical occupation. Parts of the complete length of this wall can be found trespassing in Liaoning, Hebei, Beijing, Tianjin, Shanxi, Inner Mongolia, Ningxia, Shaanxi, Gansu and Qinghai before it reaches Jiayuguan Pass.
The walk trips along the Great Wall of China are named according to the place where the terminals of the wall begin. The Jinshanling Great Wall Tour, Muntianyu Great Wall, Simatai Great Wall Tour, Great Wall Hiking Tour and Badaling Great Wall Tour are the trips that take place at the Great Wall, so tourists have to choose the point to start, apply for the tour at a fee, travel to the terminal and start the long journey of several kilometers along the Great Wall. If you are in Beijing, you will have to travel ninety kilometers north east to arrive for Muntianyu Great Wall Tour in Muntianyu. Tourists are always advised to wear good, comfortable walking shoes because it is a long trek and wear appropriate clothing for the weather.
Participating in the Muntianyu Great Wall Tour gives you the opportunity to view hills and mountains. There options of walking along the relatively steep wall or using cable cars that drive you to the highest point at which you can view the wall snaking across the landscape. Jinshanling Great Wall Tour is roughly a hundred and forty kilometer trek for one day that starts in Jinshanling, farther north east from Beijing than Muntianyu. This trip enables you to view the ancient watch towers, splendid landscape scenery and also the uniqueness of the wall itself.
To attend the Simatai Great Wall Trip, you have to travel one hindered and twenty kilometers north east of Beijing
. This trip involves walking along one of the steepest length of the Great Wall, thus those who have a good health with no complications from such a walk can be fit for this tough journey. Starting from Jinshanling to Simatai sections of the Great Wall is a ten kilometer trek that enables you to view the wall feature, watch towers and the beautiful landscape of the area.
The Badaling Great Wall Tour starts from Badaling, seven kilometers North West of Beijing
. This trek enables you to view and take nice pictures of the mountains, the ancient Ming Tombs, statues of animals and humans on both sides of the wall, the Ding Mausoleum that is a tomb of one of the historic Chinese emperors, Emperor Zhu Yijun. Jinshanling and Simatai are quintessential sections of the great Wall. Jinshanling to Simatai section is a distance of about 10 km. Only partly restored, it’s less crowded, and provides a unique view of the Wall, watchtowers and magnificent scenery.
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