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The Great Wall at Badaling

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Address: Badaling, Yanqing County 102112, China
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Activities: Walking, Hiking, Wine tasting
Description: The Great Wall of China is considered to be the only man-made project...
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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An overwhelming intro to this masterpiece

Steep and scenic, smothered in history and mystery. A must see along with the Terracotta Army. Try to imagine the lives lost in building these battlements and then imagine... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 5, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015 NEW

Steep and scenic, smothered in history and mystery. A must see along with the Terracotta Army. Try to imagine the lives lost in building these battlements and then imagine 7000 km of them.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015 NEW

Absolutely heaving with people for the first 100, then lots give up unable to cope with the the steep an uneven steps and you get the panoramic views you hoped for. Words can't describe the magic of seeing the wall and towers going on seemingly forever into the misty (smoggy?) distance. Well worth fighting thought the crowds. Wear flat shoes!!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015 NEW

If you wish to visit the great wall independent of an expensive and time consuming tour operator, then a trip to Badaling is more than worthwhile to experience the wall. Simply take the train from Beijing North railway station, next to Xizhimen metro for only 6 yuan each way, recommend taking the early train at 6.12am which arrives at Badaling... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015 NEW

The gondolas make getting to the top and back down quite easy and scenic. Interestingly, we saw Great Wall of China Wine all over the country and intended to pick up a bottle to take home. Guess the one place it's not sold. Right.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 NEW

We were part of a tour and started our coach journey from Beijing early in the morning for our 45 mile drive to the Great Wall. We want up to the wall by a new cable car. The reception area, toilets etc here are excellent . Great views from gondola and then onto wall. We had 2 hours on wall... More 

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Perth
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 NEW

Went here with my husband in April and it was amazing. The wall is absolutely fantastic, an amazing structure. The steps follows the mountain so it gets fairly steep at times. The steps can be 20, 40 and 60 cm's high and it takes some concentration as they change all the time. If you want to climb, wear good shoes,... More 

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Alicante Province, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 NEW

If anyone is thinking of visiting Beijing and the Badaling section of the Great Wall Of China via The Tianjin Cruise port give it very very serious consideration. The Chinese immigration service seam determined to deter tourists from entering their country, considering the expense and determined effort to obtain my multi entry visa as a British subject living in Spain... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 NEW

We visited the Great Wall on our Viking Tour of China, what a spectacle worthy of wonder of the world status, it was very busy and hot on our visit, but well worth the climb, and very steep in places, a photographer dream. You could walk this wall for days and still come back for more.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Efficient chair lift to get you to a decent height on the wall - then a steep but manageable walk on the wall. This area gives stunning views with the wall meandering off in both directions for many miles into the horizon.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

This well preserved section of the Great Wall is about a 2 hour drive from Beijing. You can walk in two directions - one is slightly easier than than the other therefore more crowded. Both sections are fairly steep and slippery when wet. The views are spectacular. There is plenty of parking. Gift shops and eating places abound.

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