Runaway Photo: The Great Wall of China

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Runaway Photo: The Great Wall of China

Amazing Great wall

Climb up!

Beijing Olympic.

*Location : Beijing, China

*Occasion : Great wall of China. It was THE purpose of the trip. It was right before the Olympic started. Thought I should visit before Olympic, when it’s still cheaper. It was winter and not very clear day.Β  I didn’t get to see the whole silhouette of Great wall like I expected, but it was breathe taking anyhow. I used a film camera for a change! πŸ™‚

Wow, the effort of built this thing.. There’s a horrific story of slaves who died while working here, I don’t know you know it or not.. that made me felt so bad but appreciated their effort. They’d been suffered but at least we have a chance to see this wonderful historical monument.

Some of the hills were unbelievable stiff. How could they fight here?Β  We never know…

I only went to one part of the wall, but some day hopefully see other side of the wall-less people. πŸ™‚

Juno Kim
Juno Kim
Juno Kim, Originally from Seoul, South Korea, Juno set off for the wider world to pursue her passion for travel and storytelling. She traveled the world as an award-winning travel blogger and photographer, witnessing the everyday life of different cultures. Currently based in Anchorage, Alaska and exploring this amazing Last Frontier. Follow my journey through @RunawayJuno and Instagram .


  1. Melvin says:

    Nice photos, Juno!
    That’s still a place I wanna go to! I’ve read several posts already, that you can sleep on the wall in sleeping bags. That sounds cool! But looking at your pics… I guess it wouldn’t be so cool for you. There is snow and I guess it would have been too cold! πŸ˜‰

    • Juno says:

      Oh you know what? It’s easily one of the coldest day!! It was snowing the day before and a day after. Freezing! Beijing is way colder than Seoul. Oh my.. Go there in Summer, and make sure bring a high quality sleeping bag!!! πŸ˜€ I want to do it to though… hehe

  2. Erica says:

    I really love that first picture you posted! It is so incredibly epic.

  3. Giulia says:

    Wow Juno this is another place I can’t miss!
    Love the pics πŸ™‚

  4. Kirsty says:

    I loved the great wall we went in summer and when people were completing a marathon but I want to go back in winter, I think it will look spectacular with snow πŸ™‚

  5. Waegook Tom says:

    Wowow gorgeous photos Juno – especially love the first one! I’m TERRIFIED of heights so I doubt I’ll visit the Wall (it genuinely doesn’t interest me that much) but I’ll certainly look at all the beautiful shots that are taken of it πŸ™‚

  6. Rick Green says:

    There are many different walls from different eras in different states. Would make for an interesting tour in and of itself. Badaling and Mutianyu are the most-heavily visited, being the closest to Beijing, so are the most commercialized. If you go to Jinshanling in winter, you won’t see many people at all. A recommended hike is between Simatai and Jinshanling, which is a day trip out of Beijing.

  7. How exciting!
    We are also heading to Chian in October to go to the Canton fair and decided to go to Beijing JUST to visit the Great wall!
    We sthoguht why not, we will be in China!

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