I went to the Badaling section of the Great Wall, where most people go to, but there are other quieter sections people can visit. Here, the wall follows the undulations of the mountains, and parts can be extremely steep and uneven at times.
UNSECO certified Great Wall.
My excursion group out to the wall.
The day of my visit was very foggy, but added to the mystery and still gave some great views.
The wall is VERY steep at times, people had to almost abseil down.
And I kept a very firm grip on the rail.
We reached a part which had been closed off the public (‘no visitor’) and beyond was wild wall, overgrown and crumbling.
The Ming tombs were also included on the tour. The thirteen Ming emperors are buried here, between two mountains- one that looked a bit like a ‘crouching tiger’ and one which looked like a ‘hidden dragon’, paying attention to the fengshui of mountains and water.