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Mutianyu great wall

Skip the Crowds at the Great Wall
What's the best way to experience the Great Wall? Go really early...right when they open up so you can beat the crowds. We arrived at the Mutianyu Great Wall Section at 8AM and it was empty! And we beat the rush hour traffic out of Beijing. I found myself wishing I had a few people in the pictures for perspective. However hours later it was flooded with school kids and I couldn't get down fast enough! And getting down was so much fun...we rode a toboggan sled down!

Sherry Ott traveled to China courtesy of the China National Tourist Office (www.cnto.org) and Wendy Wu Tours (www.wendywutours.com/china/USTOATravelTogether) as part of AFAR’s partnership with The United States Tour Operators Association (USTOA) (www.ustoa.com), whose members provide travelers with unparalleled access, insider knowledge, and peace-of-mind to destinations across the globe. For more info on Sherry’s journey, visit the USTOA blog (http://ustoa.com/blog).