Today, after having breakfast, we departed the hotel at 8 a.m. to go to the Great Wall of China. What a fascinating place! We rode a cable gondola to the top of the wall (pretty scary, but fun!) and could not believe the incredible views. To get down from the Wall, we rode a long slide (even more fun than the ride up!). I can say for sure we all had a wonderful time. After this experience, it’s easy to see why the Great Wall is one of the Seven Wonders of the World!
The views from the top of the Great Wall were spectacular. And look at all the magnificent colors of the autumn leaves!
We reached the top of the Wall!
Pausing for a quick photo in the shopping area at the base of the Wall.
Even the view from the cable gondolas was breathtaking!
Boarding the slide for the ride down from the Wall.
We enjoyed a fresh, delicious lunch after our excursion.
At the base of the Wall, artisans strung pearl and jade necklaces to sell to visitors.