The Ming Great Wall at Bolitai Village
Bolitai Village is nestled in a flat valley surrounded by the high mountains and dense forest with a zigzag highway passing from north to south in the valley, linking the village to the outside world. It is a beautiful village, looking like a paradise on earth. There are 230 people living in Bolitai.
Like Diaowo Village, developing rural tourism by mainly offering housing and eating service, Bolitai Village has become very rich, a weekend hideaway for the new middle class in Beijing that now has cars and thus the means to roam on.
Zooming in, we can see the rows of new two-storey buildings lying silently on the slope with the Ming Great Wall looming above.
The bits of the Wall in Bolitai Village, or we call it “Bolitai Great Wall” is quite different from Badaling Great Wall and Mutianyu Great Wall. The Great Wall here is made of rocks and stones, not bricks made in kilns.
Only one section of the wall in Village has been cleared and cleaned, bushes and saplings removed from the wall for easy walking. The cleaned wall here takes you about 2 hours’ walking. It is an interesting part of Great Wall tour in Beijing.
The Great Wall here is made of rocks and stones, not bricks made in kilns.
Again Diaowo Village
Returning from Bolitai Village, we again drive past Diaowo Village. We stop again and have a look at the famous scenic spot – Shilin Gorge (Stone Forest Gorge). Stone Forest Gorge covers an area of 12 square kilometers, the scenic area has many steep peaks standing upright.
Besides the splendid view of stone forest, it has a splendid waterfall with a total fall of more than 80 meters. The steep cliff, huge stone, clear pond and lush green trees have also attracted many visitors.
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Diaowo Village is an interesting place to explore the suburban life in Beijing, having a bite of the local village food, drinking, barbecuing, fishing and more. The village is located about 35km to the southwest of the Peach Orchard in Pinggu.
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