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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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The impressive construction of such a huge undertaking is stunning; this is truly a wonder. Go with good walking shoes, & be prepared to climb lots of steep stairs and slopes... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2015
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Spokane Valley, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

The impressive construction of such a huge undertaking is stunning; this is truly a wonder. Go with good walking shoes, & be prepared to climb lots of steep stairs and slopes. There is both an up & back gondola/cable car, so even children and handicapped folks have access. Bring water - and a camera!!! Highly recommended!

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Castle Douglas, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

This is the most popular access to the wall from Beijing I believe. Good advice, which I received before I went, is to go left rather than right as it it less crowded. It is scarily steep in places so use the hand rails. How they took horses along the wall I have no idea. When you reach the highest... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

It was a beautiful day when we went, and very warm. This part of the wall has no cable car so you must climb, and it was quite a climb. The higher you go up, the fewer people you have to deal with, but the views were amazing - we were lucky we had a low smog day and could... More 

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Noida, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

it's a awesome structure. Worth all the time and distance travelled to reach the place. For people who cannot walk up the wall, there is a cable car, of course at a steep price. It has several shopping stalls selling souvenirs and other titbits. The prices at the permanent shops is higher than the temporary stalls at the entrance of... More 

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Only had a short visit here at the end of an afternoon. It was very quiet as the tour buses had gone so not many people were there. I really liked this wall and we were very lucky with great weather and the late afternoon light was beautiful. We were very lucky to be able see it at such a... More 

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Toronto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

If you're not wanting to spend huge dollars on a tour you can easily take the express bus #877 from the line 2 Jishuitan subway station for just $3. The buses leave at least every 60 minutes and the ride is about 60 mins. The Badaling wall can be very busy so expect crowds on the weekend. I wouldn't recommend... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Arrived early and glad we did. When you enter the area you can choose to walk the "easy" side or the "harder" side of the wall. We wanted to take in both sides as the scenery was distinctly different. The "easy" walk got very crowded as the day went on and we were happy that we arrived early. Great photo... More 

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Matthews, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Let's start with the trip report of getting to and from the wall. Lots of info here on drivers, and even the train, but nothing I read discussed what we experienced. We had to do the wall on a Sunday, so I anticipated the train to be crowded. What I didn't anticipate was the mad, amazing race like dash when... More 

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Skudai, Johor, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Badaling is among the few most famous spot of the Great Wall. Having visiting this place during the winter, the crowd is not as crowded as the other seasons. Went there in the moning/noon, the sun was great and a simple layer of down jacket would be sufficient. Traffic to there seems acceptable from Beijing. Not having much trouble when... More 

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Denver
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

I highly recommend that you arrange transportation and go here instead of the heavily visited and jammed sections closer to Beijing. This section has been mostly rebuilt and you can sometimes walk for quite a distance without seeing anyone else. There are some areas which haven't been touched that you can't access, but you can see what it looks like... More 

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