located in huairou county about 45 miles/1-hour drive from beijing, mutianyu great wall enjoys a long history and is part of the glorious culture of china.
the wall was first built in northern qi dynasty (550 – 557). in ming dynasty (1368 – 1644), tan lun and qi jiguang, two famous patriotic generals, rebuilt it in order to strengthen its defensive potential when they guarded the strategic pass.
there are 22 watch towers distributed at close intervals along the wall.
my nephew, ezra. he taps his head and goes, “hat hat”.