"This visit to China is something I will never forget", said First Lady Melania Trump.
US first lady Melania Trump walks along the Mutianyu Great Wall section in Beijing on November 10, 2017.
A group of school children holding Chinese and American flags were waiting to greet her at the zoo.
In return, Melania received a toy panda from the zoo's souvenir shop where she signed a poster, writing "Thank you to the Beijing Zoo!"
Meanwhile, the first lady plans to return to Washington after stopping in Alaska to visit military troops. She handed out stuffed eagles to the children at the zoo and posed for pictures near the enclosure of GuGu the Giant Panda, a beloved 17-year-old fixture at the zoo that houses several giant pandas. "Wonderful to meet Gu Gu!"
She then spent 30 minutes hiking a segment of the Great Wall of China.
She rode a cable vehicle to a watchtower, signed a guestbook and strolled along a stretch of the wall for about half an hour with a small group of aides and security officers, according to the Associated Press.
Trump is on a five-country trip through Asia traveling to Japan, South Korea, China, Vietnam, and the Philippines.