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Great Wall at Mutianyu (慕田峪长城) Posted by on Jan 7, 2011 in Culture, Uncategorized

About 100 km outside of Beijing lies the Mutianyu section of the Great Wall. Representing just one of the many sections of the 6,000+ km long wall, this area is easily accessible from China’s capital city, is not quite as full of tourists as other sites and is restored enough to make the climb up convenient enough while at the same time retaining some of its ancient history.  It’s a perfect day-trip out of the city, and a great Chinese history lesson at the same time.

慕田峪长城 – mù tián yù cháng chéng
Mutianyu Great Wall

不到长城非好汉 – bù dào cháng chéng fēi hǎo hàn
You are not a real man if you haven’t climbed the Great Wall.

壁画 – bì huà

水池 – shuǐ chí

洞穴 – dòng xuè

山上请勿吸烟 – shān shàng qǐng wù xī yān
Do not smoke up the hill.

很长的路要走顶端 – hěn cháng de lù yào zǒu dǐng duān
a long way to the top

有些人喜欢休息一会儿 – yǒu xiē rén xǐ huan xiū xi yí huì er
some people like to take a break

高五 – gāo wǔ
high five

减速 – jiǎn sù
slow down

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Sasha is an English teacher, writer, photographer, and videographer from the great state of Michigan. Upon graduating from Michigan State University, he moved to China and spent 5+ years living, working, studying, and traveling there. He also studied Indonesian Language & Culture in Bali for a year. He and his wife run the travel blog Grateful Gypsies, and they're currently trying the digital nomad lifestyle across Latin America.

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