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The Great Wall at Badaling

Badaling, Yanqing County 102112, China
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Type: Ancient Ruins, Architectural Buildings, Landmarks
Activities: Walking, Hiking, Wine tasting
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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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Frome, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

We went here expecting the wall to be mega busy but it wasn't. We chose the walk the south side as most of the people at the wall walked the North because that's where the highest point is. After about 3 towers (25mins of walking) we had the wall to our selfs! We got a train to the wall and... More

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Paris, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

its amazing! the great wall just like dragon twist on the mountains~~~ its hard to imagin how the ancient people built it~ I am conquerd by the chinese again

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Clarkesville, Georgia
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

I went to Badaling during the APEC conference in November. They place is easy to get to and has an excellent view. The only draw back is that there is always a lot of people at this attraction. After hiking in the morning I had lunch at KFC which is located at the entrance of the Great Wall. If you... More

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

This is most well preserved section of the Great Wall of China. It's about an hour drive away from Beijing. I used an unofficial taxi - which you should avoid if you don't have a local friend to arrange it for you. It was a bit crowded but that did not make it less enjoyable. Don't tire yourself too much... More

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Wells, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

Quite a drive from our hotel but well worth the drive. It was a very windy day so they had stopped the chair lift so we had to go on the rails this was a single sledge like seat on rails, a bit difficult for the less mobile but very helpful assistants and I wouldn't have missed it for the... More

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

To say that this stretch of the Great Wall at Badaling is very popular is almost an understatement. When I visited with colleagues this summer, during the Summer Holiday, the parking lots were jammed with cars and tour buses, and the Wall comparably jammed with sightseers (see photo). If this stretch of the Wall were relatively flat, the crowd would... More

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Cleveland, OH
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

The Great Wall - an amazing site to be certain - and if you are going to Beijing be sure to visit - the Badaling entrance to the wall is one of THE places to see it in all its glory. Hike to the east side of the wall is easier (less steep, but still brutal) - hike to the... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

The most happening place in Beijing to access The Great Wall of China is at the Badaling Point. A bit away from the city but worth the travel. Stretching as far as your eyes can see, walk as far as your legs can take, enjoy the breath taking views through your journey, just remember "the farther you go, is the... More

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

It was a nice sunny crisp day in November 2012 when my husband and I and our friend traveling with us set out for an hour drive from Beijing to a section of the 2,000-year old Great Wall of China. We had donned our long underwear against the wind and cold we would experience on the walk. The 5,500-mile wall... More

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Breath-taking, I couldn't believe I was finally on the Great Wall with my family. It is like nothing you've ever experienced before! It is a lot harder to climb than you think. We had been getting fit for this, but apparently were not fit enough, we barely made it to the fourth tower on the north side. There were times... More

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