The photo above shows people walking on foot on their way to the highest tower of the Badaling area of the Great Wall.
The climb to that highest tower wasn’t easy. That specific path that led us to the highest tower was very steep. But I saw kids and elderlies alike taking that path in order to reach the highest tower. Seeing those people making their way to the top reminded me of what some of my students told me during my first year here in China – “You’re not a true hero if you haven’t been to the Great Wall.” They might have said it in a different way, but that’s how I remembered it. 😄
So I wonder if that’s the reason why Chinese people, including my students, really desire to visit the Great Wall. 😎