Mutianyu Great Wall

Mutianyu Great Wall

The Mutianyu Great Wall, 70kilometers (44miles) away from the urban area of Beijing, is located in Huairou district. It was built in the Ming dynasty and nowadays is one of the best-preserved sections of the Great Wall. With a long history and splendid culture, it enjoys great reputation at home and abroad.

Basic Facts about the Mutianyu Great Wall:

  • The total length of the Mutianyu Great Wall is 5.4 kilometers (3.4miles), which is the longest section of Great Wall in China at present. But nowadays it only opens 2.25kilometers (1.4miles) for visitors. Generally, we suggest that visitor could spend 4 or 5 hours there.
  • The Mutianyu Great Wall connects Juyongguan in the west and Gubeikou in the east, which was an important strategic spot in ancient time.
  • The construction of the Mutianyu Great Wall has its own unique style. For example, the Great Wall thereboth sides have the crenels and many watch towers on it, which means both sides could fight at the same time and also shows the important strategic position in ancient time.
  • It has attracted a great number of tourists both from China and abroad each year, and many national leaders and celebrities around the world have visited the Great Wall, such as former British prime minister John Major, former US President Bill Clinton and other foreign leaders visited the Mutianyu Great Wall.

Why Choose to Visit the Mutianyu Great Wall:

  • It is one of the most famous and best-preserved section of the Great Wall.
  • The scenery of the Mutianyu Great Wall is fascinating and splendid with fewer tourists than others.
  • It is equipped with domestic first-class cable car, chairlift and toboggan to help visitors to climb the Great Wall. And the shibeidi slide is a new vehicle with the combination of sport and entertainment, which is thrilling and exciting but also comfortable and safe, so visitors at any age could have a try.
  • It is only about 70kilometers(44 miles) away from Beijing with many kinds of convenient public transportation.

How to Buy Entrance Tickets:

  •  Price of Entrance Tickets:
Admission Fee CNY 45
Shuttle Bus Single Trip CNY 100
Shuttle Bus Round Trip CNY 140

Opening time:

Peak Season ( Mar 16th-Nov 15th) Monday-Friday 07:30-18:00
Peak Season ( Mar 16th-Nov 15th) Weekends 07:30-18:30
Low Season ( Nov 16th -Mar 15th) 08:00-17:00
  • Price of Cable car, chairlift and toboggan
Cable Car Single Trip CNY 100
Cable Car Round Trip CNY 120
Chairlift Single Trip CNY 100
Chairlift Round Trip CNY 120
Toboggan Only Single Trip( down): CNY 60

Opening time: Monday to Friday: 08:00-16:50, Weekends: 08:00-17:00

When is the best time to visit?

We highly recommended that the best time to visit the Mutianyu Great Wall is April, May, September and October. During these months, the weather is pleasant and the scenery is awe-inspiring. If you travel at these months, the scenery will definitely leave a deep impression on you.

Tips: Visitors had better avoid the official holiday in China, because many Chinese people choose to travel on official holidays to ease the pressure of their work. As a result, many Chinese tourist attractions are overcrowded and traffic jams are common. Therefore, visiting China at this time will bring tourists a less pleasant travel experience.

Official Holidays in China

Chinese New Year Around January or February
Winter vacation January-February
Labor Day May1st -3rd
Summer vacation(for students) July-August31st
Mid-Autumn Festival Around mid-September
National Day October 1st-7th

How to get to the Mutianyu Great Wall?

  • Driving Route: People can drive along the Jingchengexpressway and get off the expressway from Exit 13, and then the road signs will lead you to the the Mutianyu Great Wall. The total length of this route is about 70 kilometers, which could take about5h.

Toll: about CNY 20

  • Tourist bus:

Mubus: Swissotel Beijing Hong Kong Macau Center ⇔ Mutianyu Great Wall

Visitors can choose to take Mubus to the the Mutianyu Great Wall. The whole journey is expressway and stops at the attractions for about 5 hours.

Departure time: morning shift 07:00-08:00 / afternoon shift 11:30-12:00

Return time: morning shift 14:30 / afternoon shift 18:00

Price of bus ticket: about CNY 80 per person(Round Trip)

Dongzhimen tourist bus line: The whole journey is expressway, which would take about 1.5 hours.

Departure place: dongzhimenwai bus station

Departure time: 8:30

Return place: P1 parking lot of scenic spot

Return time of the Mutianyu Great Wall: 16:00

Price of bus ticket: about CNY 30 per person(Single Trip)

Qianmen touristbus line:It takes about 2 hours to Mutianyu Great Wall.

Departure place: Qianmen tourism distribution center

Departure route: Qianmen – Dongzhimen – Shaoyaoju Subway station -Mutianyu Great Wall

Departure time: 8:30 at Qianmen and 9:00 at Shaoyaoju Subway station (extra drive is allowed for large crowds)

Return place: P1 parking lot of scenic spot

Return time: 15:30

Price of bus ticket: about CNY 30 per person(Single Trip)

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