Mutianyu Great Wall tour
We went on this tour to the Mutianyu Great Wall and Ming Tombs on Wenedsday, September 16th. We ware lucky to see The Wall without too much tourists and sometimes we were alone on the wall part. 2 hours we had for the wall was little bit short. It was necessary to take cable car to the top, otherwise we would just clime up and have no time for the Great Wall. So, be ready to pay addtional 50 RMB for the cable car to the top and back.
The stop at Jade Carvig Factory was interesting. On the other hand, the silk museum is just about shopping. The local guide in the silk museum - Mary did not show anything from the museum, just very quick about the production and only tried to sell. We could use the time better in Ming Tombs or on the Great wall.
Ming Tomb was interesting and we had enough time to see all important. We visit only one from 3 accessible tombs, but the most attractive one with the underground palace.
The lunch provided was nothing special - mainly vegetables, only little meat, no fish. Taste was OK. Drinks were not included and expensive.
Our tour guide Cristin, had very good English. Do not worry that you may not understand.
See more pictures from our stay at: http://public.fotki.com/bt2/travel/chinadovolen2009/
Rating: [4 of 5 Stars!]
Date Added: 09/22/2009
—— review written by Lukas ***