Hire a car to Mutianyu great wall & Forbidden city


Mutianyu greatwall

Mutianyu-greatwall

Situated in Beijing’s Huairou District at least 73 km from Beijing, Mutianyu Great Wall is one of the most symbolic parts of the great wall and among the 16 newest tourists’ attractions in Beijing. Having a unique construction with densely located watchtowers, Mutianyu has famous sections such as Ox Horn Edge, Jiankou, and Ying Fei Dao. While it was built in the Northern Qi Dynasty it was later restored to the Ming Dynasty. Today, it’s perhaps the best construction quality and the most preserved section.

Features

Constructed mainly in granite, Mutianyu Great Wall is 4-5 meters wide and 7-8 meters wide. As compared to other parts of the wall, it has some very unique characteristics in its built. Some of its most notable features include

· With over 22 watchtowers, its watchtowers are densely populated.

· Both its inner and outer parapets are designed with merlons hence shots can be fired to the enemy from both sides.

· The Mutianyu Pass has 3 watchtowers with 1 big one and 2 small ones on both sides.

· It has a large area of vegetation which cannot be compared to any other area of the wall.
Tourists feature and the best time to visit

As the longest and the best restored great wall section, Mutianyu is one of the best places for tourists to visit. Apart from having better architecture than other parts of the wall, it’s also less crowded. In addition, there are very many cables cars that you can use to access it. With the cypresses and the greens of pines covering over 90% of the area, it’s beautiful throughout the year.

If you want to visit this place then the best time is during the autumn and spring. During winter, it’s not only chilly but also has slippery walls. However, you need to avoid visiting it during china’s major holidays when it’s likely to be packed with many tourists.

Forbidden city

forbidden city
As one of the most famous sites to see when visiting Beijing in China, the Forbidden Cityis a place that would transport just about anyone into the past. It has been named as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1987 due to its incomparable beauty, and as the structure and the overall uniqueness of the palace is considered as a major part in history, it has been ensured that the establishment would be well-preserved in the years to come.

The 178-acre Forbidden City, now referred to as the Palace Museum, was considered to be “forbidden” as it was only the emperor who was allowed to roam the location whenever he wished. Should a government official, a member of the imperial family or any other guest express their interest to visit, they should be granted the permission by just the emperor himself and no one else without any exceptions. This rule was applied during the reign of the 24 emperors who lived in the Palace during the Ming and Qing Dynasties, with the tradition starting out in the year 1420.
It was said that the astronomers during the ancient Chinese era believed that at the center of heaven, a certain purple star named Polaris can be seen. That was why as the symbol of being at center of the earth, the Chinese emperor had to live in a Purple Palace to signify the relationship with the heavenly star.
The Forbidden City which has an estimated number of 8,700 rooms is caged by four 10-meter high walls that make up a rectangle. All of these walls have gates to prevent any unauthorized entry or attacks from enemies. It was in 1924 that the last Chinese emperor resided in the Palace, and until then, major renovations are being conducted to preserve the memories of what life had been for the highest official in the Chinese legion.
A visit to China would be incomplete without spending some time at the Forbidden Temple, and seeing the vivid hues that represent the royal family’s colors would definitely brighten up anyone’s day.