Some photos of the lobby. It looks very warm and cozy but, in reality, it was surprisingly quite chilly. I must say that there were very few times in China when I was comfortably warm.
The Great Wall.
The surrounding area.
On the Wall.
At the base of this section of the Wall, there is a little village (also named Mutianya) that is recognized by the Chinese government as being a model village because of its rebirth from the growth of tourism and glassware industries. This village is "twinned" with the village of Shelbourne Falls in Massachusetts.
I was going to post about our entire Day 1 activities but it has taken me a long time just to write this portion about that Great Wall so I will post about our visit to the Summer Palace tomorrow.
Have a great Saturday!