Attracting a huge number of tourists, the Great Wall reveals its vitality and history through its incomplete and winding nature. [Photo: CRIENGLISH.com/ Song Xiaofeng]
The best season for visiting the Great Wall is absolutely fall. However, if you are expecting to see redness and gold all around the Great Wall, you probably won't be satisfied. Unlike Fragrant Hills, where an abundance of maple trees contribute to these characteristic fall colors every year, Badaling Great Wall forest park contains many pine trees. They maintain their greenness throughout the whole year. So even in the coldest season, you can still view the green which symbolizes life and hope.
The pine tree has been honored as standing for the unyielding and enduring since many centuries ago in China. Many ancient Chinese poets used it as a metaphor to describe someone who is firm and persistent. Under this basis, the Great Wall, the foundation of our nation, appears dignified yet intimate. Attracting a huge number of tourists, the Great Wall reveals its vitality and history through its incomplete and winding nature.
If you look over to other forts atop other hills, the fall color only appears on treetops. No one would be able to forget a trip to Badaling Great Wall.