Me-go: Around-the-World

The Great Wall


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A group of us piled into a tiny minibus at 7am for the four-hour ride to the Simatai section of the great wall. The rest of the group were dropped off at a different site and walked 10k on the wall to reach Simatai. I was content with walking the area around Simatai and not risking the narrow unperserved sections of the wall. Simatai has a large number of watch towers left which provided shelter from the intense winds threatening to blow us off the wall. The wall is not complete so there are many sections you can visit, all in different states of preservation. Quite honestly, I don?t know what else to say about it. It?s one of those things that everyone should see, once you start walking the entire thing is even more unbelievable. It was the first time in China that I had that feeling that I was really seeing something amazing, something I?ve been waiting for all of my life.

2 responses to “The Great Wall”

  1. ali Avatar

    I’m curious how many miles are intact of the wall but then I guess I can just go google that. 😉

  2. Nina Avatar

    WOW! That sounds fantastic. I hope you took lots of pictures. I can’t wait to go there myself.