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!

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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…

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

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Near the top.

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The long way up is the long way down.

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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.)

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5 thoughts on “Up and Down the Great Wall of China

    1. 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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