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Best Way to See the Great Wall!

Best Way to See the Great Wall!


Good morning, guys! Today we are off on our Great Wall adventure. Super excited about this, because it’s a part of the Great Wall that tourists don’t really go to and we will be staying there overnight
with just a local family in their home. Some confusion as to how to get to this place,
because it’s really far outside of the city, and we’re taking… I don’t know, buses, metros, trains. So, we’re trying to figure out the last details
here. The problem is, it’s not on the map. Like, it’s not a really well known thing that
people do this, sleeping over at the Great Wall. It’s just like their house, so… Step one! Took the metro, and now we are going to get
a train. From there, we’re going to do… something
else, and then we’ll get there. We could have had them pick us up in the city,
but we just like to do things the hard way. So, we got to the train station, and it’s CRAZY they want to charge us 1800 for a train ticket that we already know costs 6 kuai. They’re just outright telling us 1800, and
then they went down to 600. It costs 6 kuai! Six. We KNOW how much it is. We know! Funny. No! How much is he saying? 600. NO, NO, NO!! So, we just went like a few feet away from
where they were telling us this, and we got the ticket, and it literally says on the sign:
6 kuai. And… they also tell us the train’s not running
today. And if it is running, it’s not running until
9 p.m. – 9 p.m.? Yeah… Guys, it’s running in an hour. But then, it’s so hilarious, because it sounds awful, but these guys are actually, like so funny. Here’s one here – they’re actually so friendly. We say “what?? no!” and they’re, like laughing too, and, it’s just honestly like a big party, so. He wants to sell us tickets for 600 kuai! – Okay! – 1800… (laughing) – You’re so…! (laughing) And he wants to sell it for 600 kuai. And he’s laughing too! So… Now they – they all want to be – And now,
now we’re all taking pictures. Okay. Family photo. Okay? – Okay, okay? – Okay. Bye! Poppy! We just ran to get to the first class seats! Because apparently that’s how things are done. – That was awesome. I loved that! This whole experience is just such an adventure,
like now people are running. In other places, you pay more to sit in first
class, right? But here, the fare is all the same, So whoever runs to the train and is like, most aggressive first, and runs here, gets all the first class seats. So Poppy and I just kind of… went with it
and ran! And we managed to get this awesome table. – It’s sweet. Jordan’s freaking out because we can see the
Great Wall. – I just saw it out the window, I didn’t know
it was coming! Look at it! We’re driving right by it! Oh my gosh! K, we have arrived in Yanqing, and this is
our stop. Reached our destination, this is where we
are staying. Pretty simple room. Pretty much in the middle of nowhere, definitely
not a touristy area. We’re the only ones here. They don’t speak English, so we’re not really
sure what’s going on now. Hello! He’s seriously a lion! Started our trek to the Great Wall. The weather right now is absolutely beautiful! The skies are blue, mountains surrounding us. There is this old woman that is our guide. So excited to get up there! Can see it up ahead, all around us. As we’re going along, the woman that is leading us is just grabbing things off of bushes and trees, and just getting stuff to eat! Little snacks. She gave us this one – I don’t know what it
was, maybe a berry or a fruit? Tasted like a sour pear, maybe. I think we’re about halfway. These views! We have gotten up to the first part of the
wall that we’re going to be going on today. There’s nobody here, we saw nobody coming
up here. And the wall is a bit overgrown. The mountain views from here are just incredible. And I am actually standing ON the wall, right
now. Which is so crazy! Now in one of the towers on the wall, and
this is unbelievable. There’s Poppy! This is so amazing. We just get to go wherever we want. There’s no, really, signs or gates or anything. Because again, this isn’t a tourist part of
the wall, people don’t come here. So you can just go wherever. Oh my gosh! Whoa! – Look at this! Oh my gosh I cannot believe how stunning this is! These views are absolutely incredible. We’re literally hiking ON the wall, not just
TO the wall. Which is awesome, I mean – we’re hiking ON
the wall right now, that’s… That’s just insane. Loving it up here. As you guys can see now, the wall here in
this portion is completely overgrown. And it’s pretty cool, it just feels really
wild. Obviously I can already tell from other parts
of the wall that people don’t come here ever. This is like Indiana Jones in an ancient ruined city. Ancient ruined wall. Can’t get over these views. Just everywhere is absolutely spectacular. And now we’re about to do the hardest part
of the hike yet, we’re hiking all the way down there and then all the way up there. This is amazing! Just, you know, sitting here literally on
the Great Wall of China. NO railings, no guard rails anywhere here,
no safety signs. No people. Pretty sure that you would not be able to
do this in the touristy areas of the Great Wall. On some points of the wall, you really get
the scale of this structure. It’s just incredible. Everyone knows that the wall is extremely
long, but to see it for yourself stretching into the distance as far as you can see, disappearing into the horizon in these insane mountains, with this view is just… Definitely a bucketlist item that you guys
just HAVE to see for yourself. And this tour that Poppy and I did today was
not expensive at all. I’m going to put all the details farther on
in the video, because this is just the best. Everybody should do this. Now sitting down to have dinner that this
couple has prepared for us. Alright, we’ve actually moved inside because
it was too cold out. She keeps bringing more food! Xie xie. All of this food that she’s bringing us right
now is made fresh with ingredients from their property, their farm here. Which is pretty cool. Had our dinner. And it’s really cold here, so Poppy and I
are just bundled up in the blankets. Yeah, let’s do that. Who’s going to get up and have their cold
– the cold floor on their feet? *literally crickets chirping* What?! Does that mean I have to do it?! – Have you never heard of nose goes? – No! What is that?? – That absolutely 100% means you have to do it! – Is this a made up thing, Poppy…? – This is not a made up thing! I hope this goes on YouTube, because everyone’s
going to look at you like a fool! You have so much to learn. I grew up never seeing TV, never seeing movies…
never seeing a computer! So I don’t know some of these things! Ahh! Well, we have woken up here on the Great Wall. Our room faces the wall. It was a cold night, it is very cold here. Yeah. Really, really cold. So we were just all, in the blankets all night. I think we are going to have breakfast, hopefully
some coffee. How did you sleep, Poppy? Um… Cold-ly? These people have the cutest, most beautiful
dog – ever. He’s like a walking little lion. He’s asleep right now, but I really wanted
to show him to you. He’s actually snoring! He’s so cute! (snoring sounds) Finished our Great Wall adventure, and we’re heading back to Beijing now. An amazing experience! Everybody always says that when they go to the wall, there’s no pictures that they get without any people in them, it’s super crowded, all these tourists. When we were on the wall, how many people
did we see? – Nobody. – Zero. – Just the woman that was taking us up the
wall. We were hiking for I think 4 – 5 hours, and
just along the wall, just like, kept going to more cool buildings, and more cool… Oh my gosh. Every new place that we went, it’s like – every,
every time I looked at Poppy, she was looking… this epic location! – Yeah! – I was like, “Poppy, I have to take a picture
of you!” – It was just like a constant “oh my gosh!” – We just love it here, and we think that
anybody going to the Great Wall should do this, and not go to the touristy part. So, we’re not sponsored by the company at
all, they don’t even know we’re… – They don’t even speak English, so they have
no idea who we are… – Yeah. – Why we’ve been walking around with cameras
this whole time… – Yeah, they think we’re a little… We just honestly love it, so this place is
called Great Wall Fresh. And that name is because, again, everything
is fresh that they feed you, everything is just from their garden and their little farm here. And it’s surprisingly cheap. – Definitely very, very cool. And also here, you’re staying with a local
family, I know it’s a little difficult that they don’t speak English and you can’t really
communicate that well, but it’s all just part of the adventure. This is a genuine experience, these people
actually live here, wake up seeing the wall every morning, just like we did. Definitely highly, highly recommend this place
to you guys. And hopefully bring this couple some extra
business. Alright. We’re going to go back to Beijing. Hope that some of you guys can come here. Bye! – Bye!

Comments (100)

  1. I really hope that some of you guys can experience this amazing place as well. If you end up going, let me know – and send photos! I'd love to see! 😀
    P.S. People always ask me why / how I always hike in flip flops (slippers). I prefer hiking in the most flimsy shoes possible, because I want to feel as close as possible to being barefoot. I grew up running around in the woods barefoot as a kid, maybe that's where it comes from! I tried buying good hiking shoes once, and I fell three times on the hike and constantly felt off balance. I have never fallen in flip flops (knock on wood!) and like to be able to actually feel the surface I'm walking on. A downside is that my feet get scratched up sometimes, but I'd rather have scratches than feel unsure of my footing. So. There you have it – the most detailed conversation I have ever had about footwear. 😀

  2. You can take the bus to there at JianGuoMen bus station.Wild great wall is not safe for foreign people and the guide is just local people not the profession guide.

  3. That's looked like an incredible experience. Thank you so much for introducing it to us. I will be going to live in China for a while soon too so this is going on my list of things to do.

  4. This might have been answered, but where was the starting point to see the Great Wall like this? Thanks in advance.

  5. really good video, beautiful music, amazing view. this is the real Great Wall

  6. Nice video👍👍

  7. next time, when u go somewhere like this, i can be ur free translator, its sort of boring without history lol. ive been to the great wall but was the normal way—-tourists area, which is not so stunning like ur video. so nest time bring ur free translator up lol

  8. I think he is trying to tell you that 600 yuan for his own car to serve you.

  9. Nice you and your video

  10. Omg, the old portion of the great part is a little dangerous. Some bricks become loose etc

  11. you had a great experience ! as a Chinese, I never visited that section of the great wall ! amazing!

  12. Your friend climbing the great wall in flipflop?

  13. I love your videos. You are always positive about everything!

  14. Are you a Goddess or Human……

  15. We climbed the wall last week, it wasn't what you climbed but we were lucky enough to experience no people on the wall as well.. it was freezing cold being winter but totally worth it, such an amazing experience, fiy.. Do it sooner than later, it's not easy, we are in our 50s and found some of it quite challenging.

  16. Is there directions on train ride. What station you got on and off. What is the section of thee wall you went. Thanks

  17. Donald Trump be like…

  18. 你们去的野长城啊,很危险的

  19. with the Great Wall, we can image how crazy the war is in the ancient time.

  20. Pakistan have so many beautiful places. I suggest you come and enjoy you will realize it is amazing place for tourists now it is safe place also.

  21. 33 dollars for all these??? wo these people should charge more!!

  22. OMG, I'm a Chinese, i just . . . g onna cry

  23. Hey! Do you have a contact number for the couple? My best friend and I are going to Beijing this September and would love to climb the wall 🙂 thanks!!

  24. "let my fat brother take a photo with you"

  25. 有点东西哈哈哈哈

  26. Best way to see the great balls!

  27. i don't know how you got there,it is not the normal way…

  28. The guy who charges you 600 yuan for the ticket is not a bad guy, but he is motherfucker! Ignore people like that!

  29. Those guys who was trying to sell you a ticket at a price for gold really suck. Those are killers seriously. They are friendly because you are those foreigners they think they can make good money from. As a Chinese i won't even talk to them at all. To say that they are vampires is such a fucking understatement to me. Fortunately you girls are smart and obviously did some research in advance. That gives you the capability from not being fooled by those guys who might think they are smart.

  30. 当年守墙的边兵看的也是一样的好风景啊,奈何太长,守得一点守不住一线,再加上有吴三桂那种自毁长城的。。

  31. the wild part of the great wall,think that ,a build is about the least ,two hundred years,not to repair,
    it's kind of dangerous thing.

  32. jordan come to pakistan and enjoy the beauty of pakistan too.Because only lucky people come to pakistan

  33. Great video. I am in touch with the Chen's now. Do you know what part of the wall you visited or what parts it might be next to? I am looking for a full days hike to Mutianyu

  34. huanghuacheng in miyun?

  35. We Chinese call these kinds of area "Wild Great Wall". They are broken and dangerous.

  36. You can actually ask for an electric heater from the landlord. They can endure the coldness, not for everyone.

  37. Too bad that side of the Great Wall looks not so well maintained… Its sad…

  38. I wish I could visit The Great Wall of China.

  39. I have to say …it’s really beautiful but extremely dangerous…

  40. 😲😲Wow cool wall

  41. wow,you r all so cute!! when i saw u laughed, i laughed too

  42. I have heard China is heavily polluted, how could there be such clean sky?

  43. ok, i really consider to book a tour with this family, these views are unbelievable 🙂

  44. Is everywhere in China different?

  45. Good to see u A long time hiiiiii

  46. Pak China friendship long live

  47. 2nd largest wall of world is our wall of Rani Kot in Sindh pakistan.

  48. 看这保存完整度,应该就是明代的城墙了。刘慈欣说的对,什么都消失了之后石头还在。

  49. The middle aged guys are “yellow cow”, meaning they will sell you ticket or any other items by a price 10 times the original one. Never trust them. But they are not dangerous, just keep silence. When you visit China and other places, just go to ticket window to buy. It is actually same, I have been to Egypt Pyramid, someone there asks us to ride camel, they said price is kind of 5 dollars, then when we ride, they said 50 dollars or even more. Just be careful with these guys if you are new to a place.

  50. Congrat, you find the best way see the natural THE GRAET WAY.

  51. 看着你拍的长城,突然好伤感。那是我们的祖先留给我们的,我们需要好好去保护它!

  52. I went to great wall (八达岭 & 明13陵)and took bus from Beijing round trip. it was only 5 usd. One way is around 2 hrs trip.

  53. 穿拖鞋爬长城hhhhh

  54. Absolute well done. Soooo jealous of you. A part of China most have and will never ever see. Just back from jianghe, stunning scenic mountains. Will try the wall next time.

  55. Your eyes are so amazing!wow

  56. Wow…..so generous of that old lady – she looked so old and yet she was prepared to do hike. I am so jealous of what you got to enjoy. Only wish I was part of the trip.

  57. great wall its beautiful so nice video i loved it

  58. I think you have known China is the safest country In the word.

  59. Long live Pakistan China friendship.

  60. 带你们去的都是圈外谋生的人,尽管她带你们来的这里没有人,但其实这正是我们中国人想去的,因为真正公园的部分人太多,我们反而不喜欢

  61. 黄牛说自己是好人,哈哈哈哈哈哈,还大好人

  62. q去野长城是有些危险的,没有想到向导很可能会迷路

  63. Chow Chow are one of the meanest most ferocious breed of dogs. They are chinese fighting dogs. My father has a hole in his face from one, when he went to hug his grandma's dog, my son has a hole in his face, when one walked up, tail wagging, never growled, never made a ove of aggression before ripping hole through his face and having surgery. The 1 other chow Chow belonged to some family, and every night I was there for dinner from the time it was a puppy, and no matter that it new me, it would attack me with any sudden moves. I am glad you girls must have found the nicest boy on the planet. I'm not afraid of dogs, and maybe not even Chow Chow's but I am EXTREMELY wary around ANY of them. That fellow looked pretty damned friendly… Enjoyed your videos girl… I live in various Asian countries from time to time… BUT I have yet to see the Great Wall.. and I am going to go! I tell you! Top of my list. and NOT in a tourist area.

  64. I love China from Pakistan
    Pakistan China friendship long life ❤

  65. Been also to a rural part of the great wall. Me and my wife even slept on one of those towers in a tent. Is was one of the moments in my life i will never forget. But some parts were quite tricky to hike because it was really steep. For example the skyletter. So all travellers be careful if you do that.

  66. 身材真不错。标准。

  67. This looks awsome going to visit my brother over in Beijing in July and definitely going to visit great Wall fresh 👍

  68. Great Wall is incredible! Thanks for sharing this video!

  69. How did you ended up with that family whose lady guide you? Amazing & very rare to see because is out of tourist section. I always plan to ge there❤❤❤

  70. i feel the lonelyness of a single soilder when stood on the wall defending the country

  71. Your eyes so beautiful.

  72. Very very nice video

  73. 我都没去过长城,东方明珠,以前总以为机会有的是。好在故宫去过了。

  74. I love this video, you girls are awesome!

  75. 那狗子不是典型的松狮犬嘛

  76. Wow the historical sense walking on top the the real GREAT WALL is beyond words can describe.

  77. 这黄牛也是没谁了

  78. Very beautiful video as u are from the heart & soul maam

  79. i love the way u editing videos if u come to indonesia contact me i will guide u for free

  80. Your documentary is beautiful just like you

  81. Wow blue eyes so good

  82. I want to know what the background music is

  83. 火车站和长途汽车站这种人流量大的地方就是复杂,不过感觉比以前好多了。

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  85. Amazing footage on the Great Wall! Great job!

  86. Next time you should call the police right away!

  87. Which is your country

  88. you don't tell the story of great wall????Why

  89. I´m going to China in january. Definitely going to stay in Great Wall Fresh 😀

  90. 50% video include your faces.haaaahaa

  91. I just watched the wall Trump built, as Chinese,I don`t think that can be called "WALL"😂😂😂

  92. How did you get your loca guide? Thank you..

  93. Do you take UAV to shoot?

  94. How dod you book accom to stay with the people on wall of china

  95. Where is the information to go to this place please.

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