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Mùtiányù information

Mùtiányù , China
adult/student ¥45/25
Opening hours
7am-6.30pm, winter 7.30am-5.30pm
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Famed for its Ming-era guard towers and excellent views, the 3km-long section of wall at Mùtiányù , northeast of Běijīng in Huairou County, is largely a recently restored Ming dynasty structure that was built upon an earlier Northern Qi dynasty edifice. US President Bill Clinton came here (Reagan went to Bādálǐng), if that’s anything to go by. With 26 watchtowers, the wall is impressive and manageable, with most hawking reserved to the lower levels (hawkers go down to around Y15 for cotton ‘I climbed the Great Wall’ T-shirts) : the further you get away from Mùtiányù central the better. It’s actually possible to hike from Mùtiányù all the way west to Huánghuā and the front section of Jiànkòu .