Recently, I read an article about a horrible accident that occurred at the Mu Tain Yu section of the Great Wall of China. According to the report, a 37-year-old Canadian lady was trying to catch up with a friend when she tried to go between an elderly Chinese man and his wife. Unfortunately, the younger woman bumped into the older lady causing her to fall. Tragically, the injuries suffered by the elderly Chinese lady caused her to lose her life. I am sincerely saddened by this.

If you have an opportunity to visit the Great Wall of China, I whole heartedly want to encourage you to take advantage of the chance to see an amazing and historic structure. I also want to caution you to be careful! As you can see from the pictures below, you could potentially fall a long way!


Another potential dangerous area of the Great Wall are the uneven surfaces. Also, some of the steps are different heights and widths. You will notice some of these challenges in the next picture.


If you visit the Great Wall in the rain, I want to suggest being extremely careful at all times. Good walking shoes are a must!