The trip to the great wall was a couple of hours by coach and a short ride in a lift. The day again was a bit overcast but the sun broke through a few times. However, this didn’t deter the tourists who were determined to get to the gate where most tourists turn around in time to catch the coach back. Photographing the wall without any tourists was virtually impossible on the trip we did. I did find out after there are trips to different parts of the wall which are more isolated and better for photography. It was well worth a visit though and good to get of the city for a while.