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Visiting the Mutianyu Great Wall Posted by on Jul 18, 2018

Visiting the Mutianyu Great Wall

Pretty much everyone who comes to China hopes to see the Great Wall on their trip. Chairman Mao himself once famously said “You aren’t a real man until you’ve climbed the Great Wall” (不到长城非好汉 – bù dào cháng chéng fēi hǎo hàn). From Beijing, there are many different options for walking along one of the…

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5 Awesome Beijing Day Trips Posted by on Apr 29, 2014

Living in the smog-filled concrete jungle of Beijing can be a bit depressing, especially for nature lovers. Sure, there are plenty of local parks, but sometimes flying a kite and practicing tai chi just isn’t enough to satisfy the urge for some time in the great outdoors. Luckily, there are tons of worthwhile day trips…

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Brickyard Eco-Retreat Video Posted by on Jun 26, 2013

Away from the traffic jams and pollution of Beijing city, you’ll find the Brickyard Eco-Retreat. Nestled in the hills and surrounded by the Mutianyu Great Wall, this hotel/restaurant/workshop/farm focuses on sustainable development in rural China and provides a great place to escape for a few days. 农村 – nóng cūn countryside 瓦厂 – wǎ chǎng…

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Sustainable Development in Rural China Posted by on Jun 22, 2013

It’s no secret that China is a country which is rapidly developing. I mean, just look at this picture that shows the skyline of Shanghai in 1990 and 2010: What a difference 20 years makes in modern China! When one discusses China’s insanely quick development, its countless mega-cities are often the focus of attention. However…

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Great Wall Campout Posted by on Jun 5, 2013

Visitors to China almost always swing through the capital. Beijing is not only a city with thousands of years of history, but it’s also the political and cultural center of China. On the top of most travel itineraries in the “Northern Capital” is a visit to the Great Wall (长城 – cháng chéng). Although you…

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3-Day Beijing Tour Posted by on Jan 8, 2013

I’ve been living here in China’s capital city for over three years now. In that time, I’ve played tour guide on numerous occasions, whether it be for friends visiting, couch surfers, or whoever else ends up hanging out with me and wanting to explore this amazing city. Even after three years, there are still some…

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From Jiankou Great Wall to Mutianyu Posted by on May 15, 2011

In the outskirts of Beijing, it’s possible to hike from the old, wild Great Wall to the newer, tourist friendly section. Starting out at Jiankou (剪口), you can see how the Wall was when it was built hundreds of years ago. After a few hours of hiking on the rugged terrain, you arrive at Mutianyu…

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