If I were in Beijing this month, I’d definitely make a trip to the Great Wall at Mutianyu. I never tired of going there, especially in the Spring. Here’s why: Related Posts: A Miniature Great Wall Where Did the Wall Go? Port-a-potties at the Wall Wham! Bam! Beijing! (circa 1985) Fall Wall The Great Wall: […]
A few weeks back travel expert Kendra Thornton contacted me about doing a joint post on our favorite places to visit. It sounded like a fun collaboration, and this post is the result. I write about a few fun things to see and do in Beijing, and Kendra writes about one of her favorite destinations, […]
….or so it seems. I’m a sucker for the photography technique called “tilt-shift,” in which the subject of a photo or film appears to be in miniature. The YouTube Channel Little Big World has several tilt-shift videos on China, including this one called “Little Big Wall of China.” (email readers, click here to watch the […]
This is a photo of the toilets perched atop a terrace at the Mutianyu Section of the Great Wall, north of Beijing. I remember the first time I saw them– back when they were first installed in the 1990’s. I had taken some friends to the Wall and of course as we got off the […]
Yesterday, while hiking the Great Wall with some visitors from Minnesota, we encountered a large group of climbers, all wearing graduation caps and gown. It turns out they were all PhD and MA graduates from Beijing Agricultural University. Great Wall graduation pictures. What a great idea!!