Toll gate on the Badaling Express Way on the way to the Great Wall
Getting close to the Great Wall
The bottom of the Great Wall at Badaling
There are a lot of steps along the way!
View of the Great Wall across the valley from the path I chose
Upon reaching the top, I found that it kept on going!
Yet another path I didn’t take – there was plenty of wall to go around
Me at the Great Wall
Me standing at another section of the Great Wall
A view of the wall with a guard tower
Walking back is just as hard; walking down on a steep slope is very slow going!
A view of the buildings at the bottom
One last look at the top
A view of across the valley from the bottom
Souvenir stalls at the bottom: be prepared to bargain hard!
Italian restaurant in “Pub Street” at night
Waiting at the traffic lights, some children in the car next to us were playing with the electric windows and waving at us
We asked the taxi to drive around Tiananmen Square on the way home
Driving past The Great Hall of the People
The gate at the south end of Tiananmen Square