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Christmas on the Great Wall, 20108/12/25

In Brief: 31 photos from a Christmas Day hike from Jiankou to the Mutianyu Great Wall, plus the post-hike dumping-making competition!

We do a Great Wall Christmas hike every year, and in 2018 we did the Jiankou to Mutianyu Great Wall hike in lovely clear weather.

The first part of our day was the hike on the Great Wall. With the weather so cold there was no one else out hiking.

Great Wall Christmas Jiankou to Mutianyu Great Wall, 20108/12/25 photo #1
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After the hike we headed to a local restaurant for a big, hot meal.

Great Wall Christmas Jiankou to Mutianyu Great Wall, 20108/12/25 photo #21
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And after the meal, it was time for the dumpling-making competition! First we practiced a little, then we were off!

Great Wall Christmas Jiankou to Mutianyu Great Wall, 20108/12/25 photo #29
Great Wall Christmas Jiankou to Mutianyu Great Wall, 20108/12/25 photo #30
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Happy Hiking Christmas!

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