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The Great Wall at Mutianyu is a little further away from Beijing than the most popular section at Badaling, but it doesn’t get as crowded. This section of the wall is fully restored, there are hand rails to help you up on the very steep parts and the views are spectacular.
There are many day tours available to this section and even mass transit bus service to this part of the Wall. Bus line 916 and 936.
This part of the Wall is not as crowded as others and Wall and steps are in good shape. There are two cable cars that will take you to the of the wall and back down again. There are two seperate cable car companies. If you walk to on the top of the wall to the opposite side you will have to buy another ticket. If you plan to walk this far, buy a one way ticket only from the initial car company. You can buy tickets at the top of the wall too. There is also a luge you can use to return to the bottom.
There is water available at the top of the Wal but it wil cost you a little extra. There are limited places for toilets at the top of the cable car routes. Plan accordingly.
There is a Subway fast food at the base of the Wall for food to take to the top. There are also many souvenir vendors at the base you will need to make your way through to get to the Wall.