Within an hour drive from downtown Beijing, one can arrive at the most kid friendly section of the Great Wall of China! Mutianyu was definitely the right choice for us to take the little ones to see this amazing World Wonder. We chose this location because it offers a gondola ride to ascend to a section of the wall and a toboggan to descend from the wall once you are done. We knew our children, as well as ourselves, would enjoy these fun activities. It was certainly an added bonus to taking in the wonderful views of the wall itself.
The heat of the day was a little intense as we went during the summer months. Coupled with the heavy humidity, we were grateful the section of the Great Wall was for the most part downhill! It also helped to have plenty of water, an umbrella, and the aid of our driver in assisting with the little one in the stroller at the time. The walk on the Wall took a little over an hour before we finally reached the exit for the toboggan ride. What a truly epic experience it was to visit this remarkable landmark! The icing on the cake was definitely the added activities which made our day that much more fun and memorable.
Not far from the base of the wall was a great little restaurant our driver suggested called The Schoolhouse. There was a good variety of food, kids menu’s they could color on, a nice outdoor environment one could cool off in and clean working restrooms; the perfect place after enduring the heat of the day.
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