Too bad we were not able to spend much time enjoying it. Just one downside of traveling with a large group (maybe a rant about that later), plus poor planning combined with horrendous Beijing traffic, even on a Saturday.

Anyway, we visited the Mutianyu section of the Wall which is farther from the city but supposed to be better preserved than other parts of this massive structure. You can access the top of the Wall by hiking up a rather steep trail but we elected to take the ski lift. Unfortunately, the line for the taboggan down the mountain was too long, but that looked like a fun trip.

Next, off to Shanghai.