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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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If you are in China, you have to go there. The views are incredible and impressions are amazing. You will feel the real atmosphere of China there, especially if you think about... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
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Wroclaw, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

If you are in China, you have to go there. The views are incredible and impressions are amazing. You will feel the real atmosphere of China there, especially if you think about the history of these place! No doubt you have to visit this place!

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Rapid City, South Dakota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

Even tho we were told it was a slow visitation day the place was very crowded with people. The Wall is an amazing place to visit and abounds with history. Our driver who served as our guide had worked in the military helping to restore parts of the Great Wall and was a wealth of info concerning the monument.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

When we were going to China we were told that great wall require lot of endurance for people to climb so you need to be good physically. We went to see this on 3 rd October which was middle of Golden week in China and so all tourist places were having lot of rush.Our guide suggested to start early from... More 

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Cairo, Egypt
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

Wow how wonderful to be able to say I have walked on The Great Wall of China,i loved the feeling of being in one of the wonders of the world .It is not an easy task to climb the Great Wall of China

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Berridale, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

After viewing many pictures of the Great Wall over the years it still did not prepare me for the absolute magnificence of the structure when I visited it for real in October last year. To walk on the wall is an experience never to be forgotten. The sheer height and breadth is amazing and the beauty of the surrounding countryside... More 

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Windsor, Vermont, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Ditto about what other reviewers say about steep steps! Difficult to manage if you have any mobility limitations. The stairs seem to randomly vary in height. Prepare for lots of walking. We were there during Chinese New Year and it was VERY crowded, packed with shoving people. Actually getting off the wall itself and using some lesser used paths to... More 

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Leesburg, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

The building of this wall had to be a herculean task and those who served as the guardians at this wall had to be herculean as well. There is not much more I can say which will prompt you to see this attraction while in China. However, just a few notes to make your visit that much more comfortable. 1.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Beautiful and not so crowded (at least when I was there). However steps were so high that when climbing down I thought I'm going to ruin my knees. I cannot imagine an elderly person trying to climb it. Oh and do not go off the renovated part. People actually fall and die.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Just £4 entrance fee and you get to explore the Great Wall. You need to be reasonably fit as the steps are steep when there are steps and the slopes and very steep too. Very tiring climbing up and you have to take your time coming back down again. If you manage to get to teh nearest highest peak you... More 

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Duernten, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

A must if you visit Beijing. But you have to accept that Millions of Chinese will climb with you up hill on the Great Wall. This belongs also to the experience you will make on the Great Wall. You won't be alone.

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