I Slept at the Great Wall of China!

The Great Wall of China is one of the most awesome places in China and visiting the wall is a must do if you go to China. If you feel like a bit of adventure and a real travel experience, you can sleep on the wall when you visit it. What could be more fun than sleeping on a 1000 year old wall???

Step 1: Choose the Location

Some parts of the wall like Badaling are so crowded, they look like Disneyland. If you try sleeping there, management will kick you out or you'll be woken up by a Japanese tour group filming/photographing yours truly. Other parts of the wall are so remote they require a day or more of hard hiking to reach. Personally the best place on the Great Wall for sleeping is Wohushan which is a part of the Gubeikou section of the wall.

Step 2: The Equipment

The more prepared you are, the more enjoyable the sleep over will be. You will need Sleeping bag a mattress sturdy hiking shoes large back pack camera and spare batteries, compact and dry food ie Muesli (gods gift to campers), suitable clothing sunglasses two liters of water

1 comment on “I Slept at the Great Wall of China!”

  1. Great stuff here Poppy! Love your transparency and honesty about what worked and what didn’t. Definitely using this info for my next trip to China.

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