I was in Beijing for work in May, and it is said that there are two things that one must do when visiting Beijing – one is to enjoy the roast duck and the other is to take a stroll on the Great Wall, and on this trip, I did both. More on the foods in another post.
I had the opportunity to revisit the Great Wall of China at the Juyongguan Pass. This is the most visited section of the Great Wall, being only 80km from central Beijing. The claim the Great Wall is the only man-made structure visible from the moon is apparently a myth. The apparent width of the Great Wall from the moon is the same as that of a human hair viewed from 3km away so it’s quite impossible for it to be visible from the moon. In any case, it is still an impressive piece of work, and I was lucky to have beautiful, sunny, clear weather that day, compared to the gloomy and cold weather 12 years ago.
The stone inscription behind me says "Great Wall Hero"
View of the surrounding area
And that was my only leisure time, as work beckoned…