2013年10月04日

Great Wall at Mutianyu 慕田峪

While staying in Beijing in September, I took part in a group tour of Mutianyu Great Wall. On the way to the destination, the tour guide, a cheerful man around forty and fluent in English, showed us to the Olympic Stadium Park and a big jewelry production factory.
The minibus arrived at the gate to the Great Wall about three hours after leaving the city centers. I felt we were lucky because large crowds of tourists were not found around the Wall. "In a few days", the tour guide said, "this area over all will be flooded with millions of people for holidays of the National Foundation Day, and today will be the last day you can enjoy the sightseeing at ease".
I was excited to look around this famous Wall for the first time. The endless Wall, combined with the surrounding steep mountains and deep valleys, looked as if it were creating a different world that was so unreal.
On the way back to downtown, we stopped by a locally known teahouse "Dr. Tea" to experience a simple tea ceremony, where a young lady, explaining how to make tea in English politely, served different types of Chinese tea, inviting us to buy tea products in their shop.

The following are some of the views of Mutianyu Great Wall.

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Teahouse "Dr. Tea"

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A huge precious stone on sale at the jewelry production factory



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