The Great Wall – Hills North of Beijing
Steve said he was glad he saw the wall first in its more natural state, not in perfect repair in the hills north of Beijing. Toward the end of his trip, he went to Badaling, where the massive HORDES of tourists are ever-present. This was a quieter, more natural way to see it, I hope.
Since Steve didn’t know, I’ll point out for all of you that the wall stretches thousands of miles, from deep inside China — well into Gansu Province — to the Atlantic coast a few hundred miles east of Beijing. And all the wall sections around Beijing seem to be incredibly steep, and to weave artistically up and over the gorgeous, steep hills of the countryside north of BJ.