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  • Address: Mu Tian Yu Lu,‎ Huai Rou Qu, beijing, China
  • Hours: Daily 7:30am–5:30pm
  • Admission: 40–45 RMB

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Great Wall at Mutianyu

The Great Wall at Mutianyu was fully restored in the 1980s to handle some of the overflow from the increasingly popular Badaling section of the Great Wall of China. While a bit farther away from Beijing (about an hour and a half by car), Mutianyu is significantly less busy than other sections and features some fun modern amusements, such as a cable car and toboggan.

Visitors can choose to climb to the top via restored steps equipped with handrails or opt for a leisurely cable car ride to the highest restored section. From the top of the cable car, travelers can hop back on for a return trip after exploring the area, take one of the trails leading back down or continue east along the wall to the toboggan run for a slide back to the bottom. The long, flat segment winds along heavily forested hilltops with 23 ancient watchtowers dotting the landscape.

The Great Wall at Mutianyu is a good option for visitors with a full day to devote to the wall, as well as for families looking for some not-too-strenuous hiking away from the crowds. The site is often visited with a guide who can help navigate the steeper portions of the wall while offering some historical insight. Due to its relative proximity to the capital, a trip to Mutianyu can also be combined with a visit to other Beijing attractions, like the Ming Tombs, Olympic facilities or China Aviation Museum.

Insider's Tip: Opt for the Viator Exclusive Great Wall at Mutianyu Tour with Picnic and Wine to explore the wall at your own pace and dine inside an ancient watchtower.

Practical Info

The Great Wall of China at Mutianyu is situated 40 miles (65 km) north of Beijing. The area is open to tourists from 7:30am to 5:30pm daily.

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Great Wall of China Small Group Day Trip from Beijing, Beijing, null
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Great Wall of China Small Group Day Trip from Beijing

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2644 Reviews

Discover the Great Wall of China on this small group tour from Beijing. Travel to the restored Mutianyu section and climb the Ming Dynasty watchtowers for ...  Read more

Location: Beijing, China
Duration: 7-8 hours

From USD $109.00
Viator Exclusive: Great Wall at Mutianyu Tour with Picnic and Wine, Beijing, Day Trips
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Viator Exclusive: Great Wall at Mutianyu Tour with Picnic and Wine

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 280 Reviews

Scale the Mutianyu section of the Great Wall and take in the views with a picnic at its peak, a Viator Exclusive that can’t be booked anywhere else. This ...  Read more

Location: Beijing, China
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $159.94
Private Tour: Mutianyu Great Wall and Olympic Sites in Beijing, Beijing, Viator Exclusive Tours
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Private Tour: Mutianyu Great Wall and Olympic Sites in Beijing

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Explore Beijing's architectural wonders and experience its cultural delights on this full-day private tour. With your expert guide, discover the ambitious ...  Read more

Location: Beijing, China
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $160.65
Private Layover Tour of Mutianyu Great Wall, Beijing, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Private Layover Tour of Mutianyu Great Wall

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This is a private tour designed for people having a layover stop in Beijing. You will be picked up at the Beijing Capital Airport (PEK), travel approximately ...  Read more

Location: Beijing, China
Duration: Flexible

From USD $140.00
2-Day Great Wall Hiking Tour from Beijing: Jiankou, Mutianyu, Jinshanling and Simatai West, ... 
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2-Day Great Wall Hiking Tour from Beijing: Jiankou, Mutianyu, Jinshanling and Simatai West

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This 2-day hiking adventure takes you along the Great Wall’s untouched and restored sections of Jiankou, Mutianyu, Jinshanling and Simatai West. Escape from ...  Read more

Location: Beijing, China
Duration: 2 days, 1 night

From USD $255.99
Great Wall of China at Mutianyu Full-Day Tour Including Lunch from Beijing, Beijing, Hiking & ... 
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Great Wall of China at Mutianyu Full-Day Tour Including Lunch from Beijing

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This full-day Beijing sightseeing tour to the Mutianyu section of the Great Wall of China provides an opportunity to experience steeper sections of the ...  Read more

Location: Beijing, China
Duration: 6-7 hours

From USD $64.99
Private Tour: Ming Tombs and Great Wall at Mutianyu from Beijing, Beijing, Day Trips
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Private Tour: Ming Tombs and Great Wall at Mutianyu from Beijing

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On this full-day private tour, visit two of China’s most famous sites -- the Ming Tombs and the Great Wall at Mutianyu. See the Chang Ling Tomb, an impressive ...  Read more

Location: Beijing, China
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $78.99
Private Round-Trip transfer: Hotel in Beijing to Mutianyu Great Wall, Beijing, Private Sightseeing ... 
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Private Round-Trip transfer: Hotel in Beijing to Mutianyu Great Wall

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Having a private vehicle for a memorable trip to the Great Wall at an extraordinarily good price! You will have maximum freedom in choosing your itinerary and ...  Read more

Location: Beijing, China
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $25.00
Self-Guided Private Day Tour from Beijing to Shidu National Park, Beijing, Private Transfers
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Self-Guided Private Day Tour from Beijing to Shidu National Park

While you are visiting Beijing, don't miss the opportunity to rent a private vehicle with a driver to take 2 hours drive to Shidu National Park in Beijing, and ...  Read more

Location: Beijing, China
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $37.50
Small Group Tour To Mutianyu Great Wall including Lunch and Entrance Ticket, Beijing, Self-guided ... 
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Small Group Tour To Mutianyu Great Wall including Lunch and Entrance Ticket

The Mutianyu section is the most beautiful and classic part of the Great Wall, and it's usually less crowed.  This is a small group tour with about 6 to 8 ...  Read more

Location: Beijing, China
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $110.00

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