riding the cable car or chairlift/toboggan

If you don’t want to climb at all

there are other ways to ascend — and descend — the great wall.

Dependent on where you visit, you don’t have to hike your way up the wall at all. If you are short on time but want to experience a short section of the wall, head to Mutianyu. Here, you can catch a gondola up the hill — and take a leisurely luge trip back down again. You can even take a boat tour around the Huanghuacheng section, a 40-minute drive from Mutianyu.

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