Up and Down the Great Wall of China

It would be difficult to walk the entire Great Wall, but one can experience what it’s like along a portion of it.

Approaching Juyong Pass near Beijing, one gets a glimpse of the famous wall and anticipation builds up. After all, climbing the Great Wall is on many people’s bucket list!


One quickly realizes that this is not going to be a “walk in the park.”  The wall served as fortification, hence they were made for soldiers and not for tourists. Still, it’s part of the experience…

The start of the climb up. If you’re early enough it won’t be that crowded.

Near the top.

The long way up is the long way down.

The view from halfway. The good thing is that you can see this twice – on the way up, and on the way down.

It’s a Quest worth doing at least once.

(More info on the Great Wall here.)


    • Thanks. Yes, the smog got this far. I could have done a bit of levels adjustment in post, but the colors of the clothes seemed to distract from that element of timelessness I was hoping to get. 🙂

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