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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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Busy attraction as everyone seems to go here, but the higher that you climb, the less people. Beautiful view if the smog from Beijing is not present. 2 starting points available... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

Busy attraction as everyone seems to go here, but the higher that you climb, the less people. Beautiful view if the smog from Beijing is not present. 2 starting points available, one higher than the other, and one less commercial, but both with easy access, also a tram available to get you up from the parking lot..height is everything. This... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

The great wall at baladin is in good condition. You can hike around for several hours on the wall if you like. The area is touristic, as they have created ski-lifts etc to go up and down

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

When I first arrived in China the first thing for me was to visit the great wall.I joined a tour group whichI highly recommend.Prepare yourself for a long day.Where ccomfortable shoes (you'll do a lot of walking and climbing) travel light and bring your camera and most important water.The best time to go is on a sunny day so plan... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW via mobile

Just amazing. This section of the wall is pretty touristy but the wall is very photogenic and the scenery is awesome. The walk up is relatively simple with handrails but quite steep in places. Plenty of souvenirs available at the bottom. It is quite crowded but definitely worth a visit and great exercise!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

We visited on a sunny day walking up to the top in about 1 hour.. Take sensible footwear and water. Buy souvenirs when you return to the bottom.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

We went to Great Wall on a beautiful sunny day! In the afternoon, even it's holiday, not as packed as unbearable. The cable car took us up and down, so even elderly can enjoy this wonderful place. Remarkable!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Not sure what needs to be said, but this is just a fantastic experience. The wall here is busy and can be fairly steep in certain places. Pace yourself when climbing, but the views and the sights are amazing. Don't think I need to convince people to go here, but make sure you go!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

We recently visited the Great Wall at Bandaling. It is very impressive and no photo I've ever seen does it justice. The only problem is the intense smog which makes it difficult to see or to photograph. It is best to buy postcards with pictures that were taken on a clear day, (probably 40 years ago) and with no people.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

About an hour from Beijing this section of the wall can be reached by bus or train. On this occasion I used the bus service and arrived in good time. It's a great section though becomes very busy and I recommend visiting on a week day and certainly not festival time. It's a very well maintained section but requires a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

There are a lot of places you can have a good experience and rated it a 5, but then there are things that are so incredible to see and feel that they should get a higher rating. This is one of them. The centuries old wall is not what you would imagine and a place to experience some time in... More 

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