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The Great Wall at Badaling

Badaling, Yanqing County 102112, China
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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

The views are nice however there are some problems. When visiting it was packed with tourist so it was a bit difficult to enjoy the wall and scenery. Secondly it is not for people with heart problems or with walking difficulties as the wall in places (most) is very steep. However it is easy to get up on the wall... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Because if you are, expect to be stopped several times throughout your climb for selfies with strangers. They act as if we're some sort of endangered species or something.

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Cebu City, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

The Badaling side is very crowded but it is still good enough to be able to feel and see the beautyof the wall. It's a must see whenever you are in Beijing.

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Lamorlaye, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

many tour operator stop to Juyong to visit the wall, easier for the guides, easier to park the bus, but for tourists : it is a poor place to see the wall, please be curious and ask to go to Badaling, only 11km more, but the BEST PLACE to see the Great Wall, i saw the both place and the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014 via mobile

if you are planning to ho to beijing, china this is a must visit place. the hardest part or great wall to climb but it is worth it! just wear a comfortable shoes and clothes. some of the steps are too high. good thing there is something you can hold on in the side at middle part of the stairs.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

This is the entrance to the wall that is closest to Beijing. I don't think it would be right to go to this part of China and not see the Great Wall. The stairs are not straight and some will be higher than others as you make your trek up the wall. I only mention this since some that have... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

We went in March 2010, and it was a little cold, but sunny and beautiful. The best part was that there weren't as many tourists as I can imagine there are in summer. The wall is just spectacular. A true must see for everyone.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

This is the section of the wall that the tour companies take you to, so it gets very busy. It is a short section that has been restored. It is neither high or wide and it comes to a dead end. Really. you climb to the top expecting it to wind it's way off into the distance and you are... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

One of many highlights of our Gate 1 12 day tour of China was a visit and climb to the Great Wall....an awesome sight made more beautiful by Spring flowers abloom....

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Just got back from a 14-day China trip that ended in the Great Wall. This place is just amazing and breath-taking. It is hard to fathom how long and how many people were involved in building this wall. Be prepared to do a lot of walking and be extra careful with the steps. Very windy and cold at first but... More

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