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It really is "Great"

The Great Wall of China

overcast 32 °C

We intended to get up early to beat the crowds, but we got lazy and were at the entrance by about 10am. Entrance tickets including return chair lift around $34 each. Expensive but worth it.

As usual in China, there were long (but quite fast and organised) queues. We walked from station 14 all the way to the end station 23. It took around 4 hrs and was quite steep and exhausting in places. Well and truly sick of steps by the end.







Returned to Dognzhimen station by about 5pm, killed a few hours eating in the food court and using up the last of our Chinese money, then out to the airport for the shocker 3am flight to Vladivostok. Margaret managed a few hours sleep at the airport while Mike watched some TV.

A very "Great" star.pngstar.pngstar.pngstar.pngstar.png 5 star day

Posted by MikeinCairns 08:23 Archived in China

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