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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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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

We bought a budget holiday to china through nexus holidays and even though very taxing with long days it is the only way to see special sights the easy way. Well done Nexus holidays I applaud you we had a great time

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Anaheim
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

I took a private tour of the wall from my Hilton in Bejing to the Badaling area of the Great wall. It is a strenuous hike but well worth it as it kept the clouds down nd has some great areas for photos. I believe the cost was 75.00 plus tip which is not bad for a private tour in... More

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Jyväskylä
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW via mobile

This part of the wall is like McDonald's: totally renewed,commercial and crowded, it is only for foolish and uninformed tourists who haven't prepared carefully their visit by previously reading a bit about the Wall.....Other Wall sections are a bit far away but much better and a Lot Less crowded like Jinshanling (absolutely amazing landscapes and almost NO people), Simatai (totally... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 NEW

Our tour took us to the Great Wall of China at Badaling. This section of the wall is in great shape and very commercial all around the wall. There are tourist shops with souvenirs and pesky hawkers everywhere. I did buy a dragon kite there but the quality is questionable. I also bought 3 T-shirts emblazoned with the Great Wall... More

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Siem Reap, Takev, Cambodia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014 NEW

Whether you spend all day or just a few hours, this is an amazing experience. About 2 hours from Beijing city by bus, we went the night before and stayed at a quaint little hotel only 1km from the wall in a folk village. so peaceful. Only 45RMB to climb the wall and then either get the cable car for... More

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Kochi (Cochin), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

For me it was another trip to a world wonder, Taj Mahal was my first world wonder... I must say, Great Wall is a huge wonder!!! What a structure, that too built in ancient times!!! It was simply stunning...we enjoyed it thoroughly...

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Port of Spain, Trinidad
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

I must start this off my saying that the most important thing needed for this visit is physical fitness. The section of the wall we climbed was steep and one needs to be in very reasonable shape to be able to reach the top. There was supposed to be a next route which was easier to climb however the group... More

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

June is NOT the best time to visit Beijing, the weather is unbearably hot and it's no different at Badaling! We did all the right reading beforehand and planned to do two trips to the wall, Badaling and Mutianyu, after arriving in Beijing we realised that we were suffering greatly from the heat and would not be able to cope... More

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Oceanside, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

I never get tired of visiting The Wall. I surely do get tired climbing The Great Wall. The views are wonderful. Everyone there is determined to do some climbing, and smiles, and enjoys every bit of each step. There are many locations to visit The Great Wall.

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Key West, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

This place was by far the highlight of my stay in Beijing. The bus ride from our hotel (Tiantan) was about 1 1/2 hours and parts of the Wall were visible the final 20 minutes of the trip so it was a good build-up to the attraction. The visitors area had shops and restaurants with very nice washrooms (happy rooms... More

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