The scenery: All four seasons offer drastically different but equally beautiful views. Mutianyu Great Wall enjoys a good reputation for it’s lush vegetation.
The Watchtowers: You will see watchtowers every 100 meters along this section of the wall; they make great viewing points of the wall stretching out before you.
The view: Mutianyu Great Wall is the closest to sea level at only 486 meters tall. As such, to your east you will view stunning mountainous terrain.
Located in the Huairou District, Mutianyu is the longest intact section of The Great Wall at a length of 5,400 meters.
The surrounding area is plush with flourishing grasses and dense forests. Vegetation covers ninety-six percent of the land, higher than any other part of the Great Wall. Far fewer tour groups come here than go to Badaling, so the crowds are much more manageable, and there is also the opportunity to do some excellent hiking.
The Mutianyu area was once just a small village. However, when the wall was built it was named as the most dangerous part due to its important geographic location.
This pass played a role as one of the most important strategic points in the mission to protect the capital of ancient China along with the Ming tombs during the Ming dynasty.
In 1569, the Mutianyu Great Wall was rebuilt by the famous general Qiji guang.