Picture of the Day 26.09.2015
Today I went to visit the Great Wall of China at Mutianyu. What an impressive sight! This is really something you should have seen sometime in your life and it made my very short China-trip definitely worth it. Unfortunately I went by a guided bus tour from the city center since I had only very limited time. And this would be the only situation in which I would recommend that or if you are just really lazy. In the end I only had about 1 hour in midday up at the wall, the rest of the day was spend in a restaurant, a jade dealer and a tea shop. OK we did also went to the Ming-Tombs but they are nowhere near as impressive as the wall and might as well be skipped. The tombs are mostly empty since everything of importance is in the National Museum. Oh well but it still gave me a first impression on the wall and now I know that I someday have to come back to China a longer trip and really spend a whole day hiking at wall and shooting it at sunset. By the way the wall was surprisingly empty as you can see and that although it was Saturday and Autumn-Festival in Beijing.