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The Great Wall at Badaling

Badaling, Yanqing County 102112, China
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins, Architectural Buildings
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... more » 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. « less
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW via mobile

Incredibly place to go. I went to two deferents parts of the walk and both are amazing. The first one I went with the tour bus and is bad, they spend more time stoping in shop than the time you spend on the walk. Second I went by my self I spend the all day waking Bring a lot of... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

You don't know what the Chinese can do until you climb up the Great Wall. Perfect view, and awing consturction.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

The Wall is an amazing piece of construction. The extent of it only hits you when you are there. 8m high and stretching the length of Africa, and all this on the ridge of a mountain. Amazing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Fantastically restored part of the Great China Wall. A new visitor area has been built here, where you now have to get a bus to the ‘cable car’. They are well organised and we didn’t wait all to get onto a bus to take us there. The ‘cable car’ to the wall at this part, is more of a two... More

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Linlithgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

This was an amazing walk/climb and the highlight of a two week whistle-stop tour of China. The wall wasn't too busy and we had a beautiful hot and sunny day in which to do our walk.....lots of stops to admire the views and catch our breath. Very proud to be able to say I walked the Great Wall.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Badaling is the nearest bit of the Wall to Beijing, most accessible and best built for tourists, hence it's busy! if possible go on a weekday and avoid holidays or weekends. Best to book train tickets in advance if you plan to take rail (more expensive but quicker) or buses leave frequently from the city and within the city at... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Now days there are so many Great Wall options and it is better to travel a bit farther unless you go to Badaling on an off peak day. We hit a 4 hour jam in route last Saturday and I regretted not making plans to go elsewhere on the wall. Yes, it was still nice to get a work out... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

You are a captive audience when they charge you $10 for an iced coffee that is mostly ice cubes. The wall is spotless and on a hot day make sure you wear a hat or have an umbrella and bottled water. The walk is quite steep but still stunning as the wall hugs the mountain tops.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

My friends and I decided to visit this part of the Great Wall of China. Despite being excessively hot and crowded with tourist, we had a great time! It was our first time to the Wall and the view is just stunning! We took the carts up to tue fourth station and walked the rest of our way up. The... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Walking on the great wall is a major highlight of our visit to China. This part of the great wall is supposed to be better than the parts that are nearer from Beijing, according to our tour guide. Our tour group had priority access, to avoid the lengthy queue. Summer is not a good time to visit as the weather... More

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