She gave the children eagle toys, telling them, "You have a panda here, we have an eagle in the United States". After her walk on the wall, and having already checked out the Beijing Zoo to see the pandas, the USA first lady was due to head back to America, stopping first in Alaska to greet United States troops.
A group of school children holding Chinese and American flags were waiting to greet her at the zoo.
First Lady Melania Trump is almost always dressed to the nines. Several other first ladies have visited the giant pandas in Bejing, engaging in what is fondly dubbed "panda diplomacy", including Nancy Reagan and Michelle Obama.
Melania also visited the gift shop where she was presented with a stuffed panda by the zoo's director. "Wonderful to meet Gu Gu!"
The flat shoes she wore at the Great Wall alone cost £454 (A$782, US$600) from shoe-designer-to-the-stars Christian Louboutin.
She rode a cable auto to a watchtower, signed a guest book and strolled along a stretch of the wall for about half an hour with aides and security officers.