How many of your friends can say that they slept on the Great Wall of China in the 21st century? (I realized I probably need to write the 21st century since a lot of Chinese soldiers spent a lot of late nights on the wall). The answer to this question is probably NONE! Many people don’t realize that this is something that is doable during your trip to China. The Great Wall of China is called the GREAT WALL because it is so magnificent and long. In Chinese, it is literally called the long wall. So instead of finding yourself lost in a sea of tourists elbowing your way up and down a small part of the wall, choose to hike up a less well known part. Best of all, set up a tent and spend the night under the stars (yes, actual stars in China) with the most beautiful view away from the city.
Need tips on what to do in Beijing? Check out this archive/collection of blog posts about Beijing on this website. If you have any questions, always feel free to send me a message or leave me a comment.