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The Great Wall at Badaling

Badaling, Yanqing County 102112, China
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Type: Ancient Ruins, Architectural Buildings, Landmarks
Activities: Walking, Hiking, Wine tasting
Owner description: The Great Wall of China is considered to be the only man-made project...
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Type: Ancient Ruins, Architectural Buildings, Landmarks
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 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.
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Limassol, Cyprus
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

A truly wonderful place spectacular views go up on the cable car to the top (small fee )then you can walk various ways but some steps are large but railing do help then some cobbles areas many shops at the bottom where you can barter for things you can see the wall in the distance stretching for miles do not... More 

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Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

We were able to visit the Great Wall on one of the few clear days around Beijing in October. Having seen many photos of people standing on the wall, I didn't have high expecations, since it never impressed me as being very tall. But the shear size (length) of the wall and the mountainous terrain were so impressive that I... More 

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

There are many places that people don't recognize when it is talked about, this is not one of them. This is the world famous Great Wall of China, one of the wonders of the world. If you have a bucket list, put this on it. It is extremely interesting and the Chinese people are so nice.

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Hamilton
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

Luck of the draw! Early morning visit to the Great Wall of China and it was misty again in China. The pictures show what it is suppose to look like as you walk the wall and our experience. No matter, we were proud of ourselves because we walked to the third tower. Everyone warned us on Trip Advisor how treacherous... More 

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Xi'an, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

My husband and I went hiking on Badaling Great Wall during our one-week stay in Beijing after we have toured some of the famous places we had heard before. We knew there was a saying, "He who doesn't reach the Great Wall is not a true man". It was one of our dreams to challenge ourselves to conquer the Great... More 

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Jakarta, Jakarta Raya, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

Coming from a 2 season country and visiting Great wall on winter season probably not a wise decision to make. Came on early December when the temperature is 7 degree Celcius below zero.Not only it's freezing to the core, the strong wind made it more difficult to climb the steep as you go farther up. I only managed to reach... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

We visited in early December. The temperature was around freezing, with a very strong wind causing wind chills far lower. This made for some tricky climbing. The nearest part of the path to Badaling is not too difficult to walk, but it gets incredibly steep as you go farther up. The walkway is a bit uneven. And with the strong... More 

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Doha, Qatar
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

As everyone says, Badaling part of the Great Wall is a bit crowded, but getting there and back is very easy using the public transportation. The views are awesome and its definitely a must do experience when visiting Beijing. I took the S train from the Beijing railway station that took 1.5 hours to get there and the public bus... More 

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beachbeauty69
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

What an amazing experience, We took the city bus, about a$1.50 Rode for an hour. We walked the wall for about 2 hours and saw and read about it's splendour. I would go and do this again in a heartbeat. The younger chinese people loved to practice their English on you, Very friendly, to Canadians anyways.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

What can I say that hasn't been said! This is a must-see...must-do site when in Beijing. The famous Great Wall of China. Badaling is one of the designated points of the Great Wall that has been groomed for tourism. There are other spots along the Great Wall like Mutianyu, Simatai amongst others. However, the development and infrastructure here has been... More 

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