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Address: Southwest of Satellite City, Changping District, Beijing 102200, China
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This is an easy trip because it is a 30 min drive from Beijing, and worthwhile because the views are incredible. You go up very irregular steps, but it is fantastic, as you climb... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 2, 2015
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Porto Alegre

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English first
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48 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

Sure this is seen from space and everyone knows about the Great Wall of China, it WAS the Great Wall of China for security, however now there is very little to do except walk and acknowledge where you are! Moreover going here in the fog means you can't see far at all! The best part of this experience was going... More 

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Porto Alegre
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58 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

This is an easy trip because it is a 30 min drive from Beijing, and worthwhile because the views are incredible. You go up very irregular steps, but it is fantastic, as you climb from one watchtower to the next, you realize how it must have been having patrols and observing as people came from all around. It is a... More 

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2 Thank cbonorino
Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

You can not visit Beijing and not experience the Great Wall of China, what can I say lots of steps lots of people but it is just a magical experience. You can take the cable car to the top which gives you great views for miles, then you can walk down to the next village or walk a little then... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

An excellent 2 day tour with my guide Alice ( Ning Ning ) , who speaks English very well , and explained to me the history of Beijing and took me to the Great Wall .

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Thank Arnold3333
Singapore, Singapore
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15 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Very late review, visited years ago but still rmb vividly of the place. (: I can't really blame for it to have slippery floors due to the thousands of visit daily from visitors, whats more when i went it was winter time. However you could still be comfortable and wear something you like since i've seen people visiting it in... More 

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South Korea
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47 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

The Great Wall of China for me, was always something I thought would remain in the history textbooks. I had such a great time here and seeing the history from the textbooks come to life. We did a tour with Viator which took us around a lot of different areas of Beijing, but when we finally arrived to the Great... More 

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Thank Faye S
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186 reviews
101 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 224 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

This section of The Great Wall of China is southwest of Changping. Reason for its popularity would be it offers 2 options to climb the wall. You can chose to climb the hard or harder section of the wall. We chose the hard, which for me at 50+ was manageable, I made it to the 3rd watchtower. My husband and... More 

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Oakville, Ontario, Canada
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69 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014 via mobile

We had 2 options to climb the wall: 1. Steep and narrow 2. Easier route. We took the easier route which was still difficult since the steps are uneven and if you are not near a handrail can be hard to keep your balance. I luckily had brought a walking stick which was very helpful. The climb was very windy... More 

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Lake Jackson, Texas
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66 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

You have several options of what section to climb on the wall. From Beijing you can take the train or taxi to the area you prefer. Read up on the various areas and choose the one right for you. This Badaling Hills area has the most people but it is one of the best preserved. If taking a taxi ask... More 

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Paris, Kentucky
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12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

What a great trip! Arrangements all made through Gate 1 Travel left nothing for us but enjoyment. A 10 day trip including Beijing, Xi'an and Shanghai with all the sights and most of the meals. Very professional guides giving all the information required or requested. Meals at local restaurants for an authentic taste of China. Have traveled worldwide and have... More 

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