On the second day, we traveled to the Mutianyu section of the Great Wall (a different section than Sandy had visited in 2007.) We took a cable car up to a midpoint of the wall, with the right section heading down, and the left section heading up the mountain.

We started down the right side, but after checking out the view, decided to climb the left side. We made it up to where there was a sign that said no admittance, which in the pictures below is the watchtower with an antenna, a little below the Chinese sign. Sandy made the climb look easy, Eric didn't...
In the afternoon, we visited the Spirit Way in front of the Ming Tombs. The emperors believed that the statues along the Spirit Way would help and protect them from demons as they progressed to the after life.

_Left Segment from Bottom 1115

_Left Segment from Bottom 1115

_From Top 2627

_From Top 2627

_Right Segment from Top 1118

_Right Segment from Top 1118

_Visitor Landing 1121

_Visitor Landing 1121

_Right Segment 1134

_Right Segment 1134

_Left Segment 1137

_Left Segment 1137

_Left Segment from Watchtower 1145

_Left Segment from Watchtower 1145

_Watchtower panorama

_Watchtower panorama

_Left Segment from Top 1194

_Left Segment from Top 1194

_Spirit Way 1201

_Spirit Way 1201

_Spirit Way 1205

_Spirit Way 1205

_Sandy and Eric on Wall 2620

_Sandy and Eric on Wall 2620

Categories & Keywords
Category:Travel and Places
Subcategory:Asia
Subcategory Detail:China
Keywords:Great Wall