In a cloud on the Great Wall of China, watching the sunrise.
One of the best parts about living in this beautiful country is how close the Great Wall of China is. It really is a beautiful thing to be able to spend an afternoon walking on the longest man made fort in the world. A wall that was initially made to protect the Chinese empire from the Mongolians and the Manchu in the North, spanning over 6,000km across the mainland. The wall now serves as China’s biggest tourist attraction, raking in hundreds of thousands of tourists a year.
If you have just arrived in Beijing, and you haven’t been yet, start planning your trip to the Great Wall as soon as you can. The most popular section, Badaling even has a sled you can take down!
If you’ve been living in Beijiing for a while then it’s time for another visit. It will never, ever get boring and there so much to see and discover each time you go. It’s also a great break from the bustling city life to be out in nature, where it’s quiet, peaceful and offers amazing views.
That is providing you don’t go to a popular section of the wall on a Chinese holiday. Like this:
And then need to use the bathroom.
But for a view like this:
It's totally worth it.