The Great Wall speaks for itself. We drove 2 hours outside Beijing to Mutianyu for the best view. Even the overcast day did not dampen our excitement to step back into time.
As we walked up to the chairlift, an enterprising villager asked us if we wanted to take a picture with a Chinaman. Of course we did!
We rode up in the cable car that carried the Dali Lama on January 20, 1999 ... we felt blessed.
The mist may have limited long range visibility ... it also enhanced the mystique!
The wall continues up the mountain ... although it is not open to the public past the last gatehouse in the above picture. I don't have the right camera to capture the wall's grandeur ... just know we had a great day!
Kim in Korea
Here's what is looks like on a clear day ... image by Nicolas Perrault III on Wikipedia.