The Great Wall at Mutianyu was a much different experience than the Great Wall at Badaling. At the top of a long stretch of stairs leading up the mountain, there was a bridge and then some touts selling things like water and candy bars. This was only our second overseas trip ever, so the touts were somewhat unexpected. But Mutianyu didn’t disappoint us. After years of reading about it in history boo, it wasn’t anything like I’d expected.