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Cable Car, Toboggan or Slide Rail in Mutianyu Great Wall

Mutianyu Great Wall is one of most famous China Great Wall sections which attracts a lot of tourists to visit every year. Except for climbing up the Great Wall by foot, tourists can also take cable car up to the top then get down by cable car, toboggan or slide rail.

Cable Car

The cableway in Mutianyu has a total length of 723 meters with a speed of 3.5 m/s for each carriage. And the upper station has an elevation above sea level of 640 meters. One cableway can run up to 58 carriages and each carriage can accommodate six passengers. So it can transfer about 1,800 passengers per hour for one way. System of cable Car is fully automated. It is a comfortable, fast, safe and efficient way to visit Mutianyu Great Wall. Visitors can take cable car to get to No.14 Watch Tower directly, where you can enjoy the most spectacular view of Mutianyu section of the Great Wall.

Mutianyu Great Wall Cable Car Service Company offers very good tourist facilities, such as, escalators, lounge, meeting rooms, VIP lounge, disabled special channel, clean and cozy restaurants and other ancillary services. Waiting room in lower station covers an area of 120 square meters, equipped with tables and chairs for 50 people to rest, provide hot water, charging, small pieces of luggage storage and travel information desk and other services. It is an ideal place for visitors to rest and entertainment.

Meanwhile, the cable car company to offer convenience for the elderly and the disabled to take cable car, there is an elevator taking them up to the lower station of the cable car. The elevator is located in the northeast corner of internal parking lot. It can take eleven persons maximum for one way and get directly to the lower station of the cable car. And there is a disabled access in the upper station as well, which make it easier for elder or disable people to view the Great Wall.

Toboggan or Slide Rail

toboggan and slide rail in mutianyu

Toboggan or slide rail is another exciting way to get down from the top of Mutianyua Great Wall. With a total length of 1580 meters, their top speed can reach to 30 km/h. But for safety, the elder, disable or children are not suggested to take slide rail. Tourists can take the slide rail to reach No. 6 Watch Tower. Toboggan is only available for return trip. It is recommended to take the cable way or side rail up to the Great Wall then get down by toboggan, so that you can have two kinds of different experience.

toboggan in mutianyu

Travel Tips of Mutianyu Great Wall


  • Ticket fare for Mutianyu great wall:40 CNY for adult per person;
  • Mutianyu shuttle bus transfer fare:15 CNY p.p round way; 10 CNY p.p one way.
  • Mutianyu cable car fare:120 CNY per person round way; half price for children round way; 100 CNY per adult one way; half price for children.
  • Mutianyu slide rail fare: 120 CNY p.p round way; 100 CNY p.p single way; 60 CNY for children round way.
  • Mutianyu toboggan fare:60 CNY per adult one way.


►Opening Hours

1. Mutianyu Great Wall Opening Hours:

Low season: November 16th - March 15th the following year, 8:00-17:00

Peak season: March 16th - November 15th

Monday to Friday: 7:30-18:00

Saturday and Sunday: 7:30-18:30 

2. Cable Car Opening Hours:

Summer: 8:00-17:00

Winter: 8:30-16:30

3. Slide Rail Opening Hours:

Monday to Friday: 8:00 - 16:50

Saturday and Sunday: 8:00 - 17:00

The prices above are updated to April 2021 for your references. For more details of Mutianyu Great Wall tour, please click: One Day Mutianyu Great Wall & Forbidden City Group Tour.

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