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The Great Wall at Badaling

Badaling, Yanqing County 102112, China
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins, Architectural Buildings
Activities: Walking, Hiking, Wine tasting
Owner description: The Great Wall of China is considered to be the only man-made project visible from the moon. Although it was once thought to have been built entirely... more » Owner description: The Great Wall of China is considered to be the only man-made project visible from the moon. Although it was once thought to have been built entirely during the Qin Dynasty between 221 and 238 BC, it is now believed to have been started earlier.Stretching more than 6,400 kilometers in length. « less
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Bangkok, Thailand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

This is the first time for me to visited this Great Wall. It's such an amazing place I've ever seen. It is very surprise how people can buit it? It is very nice view, nice place. One part of Great Wall which I've been is quite difficult to climb but finally I did it. Please check it yourself for an... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

The main purpose of this review is to share how we visited the great wall here by train, I don't think there's anything left to be said about the wall itself - it's simply incredible. I've heard a lot of stories of people getting ripped off by tour companies, some not even taking people as far as the wall, or... More

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Plymouth, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Bucket list: check! The Great Wall is truly one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Here at Badaling you'll see a relatively small (though still huge) portion of the wall; remember that the wall is thousands of miles long! No need to get historical in this review -- check out Wikepedia for a good and concise discussion. The Badaling... More

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horsham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

This was the first part if the Great Wall that we visited. It has obviously been repaired over time. especially as it is where all the famous people visit the wall. It has sine good views and the climb is steep in places. I suspect that if it was wet that some parts may be nasty as it had steep... More

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Long Island, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

People say that if you are in Beijing, China, there are two things you must do: #1) to eat Peking duck, and #2) to climb the Great Wall. My husband and I did both recently while on Viking River Cruise. The Great Wall at Badaling is the #1 attraction in Beijing. It is about 1.5-hour bus ride from Beijing (without... More

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Karachi, Pakistan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

It's a must see of course but this part of the wall is very commercial sort but it should be visited and of course chairlift is part of the experience.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Well worth seeing, perhaps the most touristy section of the wall but easily accessable so not too bad. Always love seeing chinese climbing up mountains in their suits.... Pretty amazing to see just a shame more of it is not trekable in this area.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

We bought a budget holiday to china through nexus holidays and even though very taxing with long days it is the only way to see special sights the easy way. Well done Nexus holidays I applaud you we had a great time

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Anaheim
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

I took a private tour of the wall from my Hilton in Bejing to the Badaling area of the Great wall. It is a strenuous hike but well worth it as it kept the clouds down nd has some great areas for photos. I believe the cost was 75.00 plus tip which is not bad for a private tour in... More

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Jyväskylä
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 via mobile

This part of the wall is like McDonald's: totally renewed,commercial and crowded, it is only for foolish and uninformed tourists who haven't prepared carefully their visit by previously reading a bit about the Wall.....Other Wall sections are a bit far away but much better and a Lot Less crowded like Jinshanling (absolutely amazing landscapes and almost NO people), Simatai (totally... More

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