This month “Standard Administrative Penalties (Trial) assessed by Beijing Cultural Relics Adminstration” goes into effect.
The new regulations clearly stipulate how to deal with the individual citizens and tourists who climb the wild sections of the Great Wall. Maximum penalty of RMB 500 on the individual hikers is levied on the wild Great Wall hiking behavior.
A clear way of punishment is made for those who have hiked the wild sections of the Great Wall which are not officially opend to the public without any permit.
Penalty on organized hiking of less than 10 people: RMB 1,000 to RMB 5,000 yuan;
Penalty on organized hiking with more than 10 people, a fine RMB 5,000 to RMB 20,000;
Penalty on muti-hiking trips of the wild sections of the Great Wall: the fine can be up to RMB 30, 000.
In addition, for the individual climbing the wild Great Wall, a penalty of RMB 200-500 will be fined. New regulations stipulate that for the individual who haven’t caused any damage to the Great Wall, the cultural relics department has the right to order them to address the problem within a time limit with a light punishment; for serious cases, tough penalty will be given.