If you’re anything like me, the perfect adventure involves doing something most tourists avoid…
This is by far my favourite travel memory. Unlike most travellers who visit the over-crowded Mutianyu Section of the Great Wall, my friend and I embarked on an ALL-DAY hike along the decrepit and desolate Jiankou Section. It’s described as “totally wild” and “the most dangerous section of the Great Wall”.
As far as I know, you cannot get here on your own as it’s fenced off and guarded by a park warden guy. We went with an amazing private tour guide named James and it was WELL WORTH the extra money (~ $211 USD).
He picked us up from our hotel at 7:30am and drove us the 2-hour journey to the Wall which is located about 100kms (62 miles) outside of Beijing. Pack water and your own lunch. This experience is off-the-beaten-path and one of the most breathtaking ways to experience this untouched Wonder of the World.
Check out the pictures I snapped…
Next time you’re in China and want to escape the crowds and smog, this is your ticket.