China clamps down on climbing ‘wild Great Wall’

China clamps down on climbing ‘wild Great Wall’

  • As China’s busiest holiday season approaches, Beijing has warned that it will punish those who climb the “wild Great Wall”.

The term is often used to describe parts of the famous landmark that are not restored and closed to tourists.

Fines will be enforced more strictly over Golden Week, with thousands of domestic tourists expected to visit.

China is banking on the holiday to boost its badly hit tourism industry.

“This year’s National Day holiday lasts eight days and the number of visitors to explore the ‘wild Great Wall’ is bound to increase,” Yu Hankuan, director of the Yanqing District Cultural Relics Administration told the Global Times.