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Ovechkin completes China tour with 'unbelievable view' at Great Wall

Capitals forward also takes toboggan ride before ending trip as NHL ambassador

by NHL.com @NHLdotcom

Alex Ovechkin concluded his trip to China on Thursday with a visit to the Great Wall of China, or in his case, the "Gr8" Wall of China.

The Washington Capitals forward, who is visiting as an international ambassador for the NHL, began his day with a chairlift up to the Great Wall to its highest point on the Mutianyu section which was first built around 550, before walking around and taking in the sights.

Tweet from @Capitals: Things you thought you���d never see for 1,000 Alex: Ovi in a chair lift at the Gr8 Wall pic.twitter.com/p0BqG0FSIs

Tweet from @ovi8: great experience to see the great wall of China!!!!!! #Gr8inChina !! pic.twitter.com/WVVrXeXWmO

"It's a great experience to be at the Great Wall of China," Ovechkin said in a video posted by the Capitals. "Unbelievable view. Great experience. See you soon...it's really hot here too so get some water."

Ovechkin rode a toboggan down from the Great Wall.

Tweet from @Capitals: OVI TOBOGGAN! #Gr8inChina pic.twitter.com/4dUyxO3NIC

Earlier in the week, Ovechkin's stops included a tour around the Forbidden City, including a trip to the Temple of Heaven in Beijing, and hosting youth ice hockey and ball hockey clinics.

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