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The Great Wall at Badaling

Badaling, Yanqing County 102112, China
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4.5 of 5 stars 6,709 Reviews
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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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014 NEW

We really don't like crowds and touristy places buy T didn't have other options than going to Badaling! I was really skeptical but at the end, i really enjoyed it... First we went there in mid december so we didn't have the crowds that people usually talk about... We took a simple bus, and the round trip costed less than... More 

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Pnom-pehn
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014 NEW

Came there in early spring ,it was sunny but freezingly cold but had a great time :) There were a lot of visiting Chinese high school students at the same time when we where there, they were so friendly & asked us to posed with them. There where a couple of them who keep me company because my other half... More 

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Hyderabad-Deccan, Andhra Pradesh, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014 NEW

Went on a weekday and it was not a huge rush kind of situation. The eating things are very good and affordable. Must take Chinese beer and I found it as one of the best ones in world. No need to walk a huge portion since walking for 5 mins.and 2 hours gives same feel.the drive from Beijing is also... More 

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Pyeongtaek, South Korea
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

A trip to China would not be complete without a visit to the Great Wall. Our tour group brought us to the Badaling Great Wall. I haven't see other sections so I cannot say if this area is better or not, however, this experience was everything we had expected. Yes, the great wall is just a very long pile of... More 

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Sacramento
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

The Badaling area is a rather "campy" experience, but still it is spectacular and uniquely Chinese. The area immediately outside the entrance to the Great Wall has numerous fast food Chinese restaurants. Our group had soup, fried noodles and BBQ chicken on a stick. The chicken was the best--the other foods were mediocre. We took a Disneyland like bobsled up... More 

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North Wales
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

This was to be the highlight of our trip but sadly it was a bit of a disappointment as it was so,so, crowded. The odds were against us, it was a beautiful sunny day, a Sunday when all of Beijing was on a factory shutdown to clear the air for the APEC conference , and we arrived after lunch. As... More 

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Limassol, Cyprus
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

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

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

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

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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