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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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Nice but over crowded

Probably the most "touristy" of the Great Walls stops I'd highly recommend getting there as early as possible to reduce the crowd. When you go through the gate you can either... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

Probably the most "touristy" of the Great Walls stops I'd highly recommend getting there as early as possible to reduce the crowd. When you go through the gate you can either climb the wall to the left or right. We went to the left which is a little steeper climb but was much less crowded. It took us about 30-40... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

This is a place that has the WOW factor, one of the best places to see the great wall. A lot of chinese visitors and the place was very busy, but so worth it. I will always remember my visit to the great wall to china

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

A must visit place in Beijing. You can't afford to miss this one. One of 7 wonders of the world. An awesome view from. Ancient structure, built so strong, it's a highlight of tour. Hiking at Great Wall of China is one of my memorable experience. Great Place, Must visit & Highly recommended

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Leek, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

The Wall was our first port of call on our Viking tour whilst staying in Beijing. The coach journey took about an hour from the City. It was a freezing cold day, but the skies were blue & the sun was shining. Just perfect. As we reached the hills, part of the Wall came into view. I was like a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

If you are in Beijing there is no way you can not go to a part of the Great Wall. It is just amazing to be there. There is a large section here that you are able to walk on and the views and scenery are astonishing. Must do.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We went there in December and to our surprised, there were not so many people as mentioned in most of the reviews. We engaged a private tour guide and was told that it was not the peak season. We went up by cable car and the queue is okay and fast. The scenery is amazing, on the wall, you can... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015 via mobile

The climb up was tiring but it was worthwhile.The scenery was breathtaking up there with all those lush trees.It gives you a sense of achievement after the hard work out.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The Great Wall is a spectacular construction, even for the modern age. So to consider how they did this several thousand years ago is absolutely awe inspiring. It only really hits you, though, when you see it in real life. Seeing it on TV or in pictures doesn't do it justice. When you try to walk its heights, knowing that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

wa one of the memories ill allways keep. the locals made us look unfit , was steeper than it looks , there is a tridition if you past two turrets your a man , id say a full person , the history and feeling of history is amazing , the locals very friendly

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

What can I say that hasn't been said its amazing just amazing , get there early as it's very quiet (was getting busy later on)the cable car up was fun great sights , breathtaking views our guide was amazing he was with us for 3 days from beijingtour he took photos of us from his camera and emailed them to... More 

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