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The Great Wall at Badaling

Address: Badaling, Yanqing County 102112, China
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Type: Ancient Ruins, Architectural Buildings, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Walking, Hiking, Wine tasting
Owner description: The Great Wall of China is considered to be the only man-made project...
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Type: Ancient Ruins, Architectural Buildings, Sights & Landmarks
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 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 NEW

Enjoyed climbing the Great Wall at Badaling. Lots of people but still comfortable. Great views from the top. We reached there by bus as we could not get the train ticket. It was easy buying the bus tickets. However, we took the train journey back to Beijing. One can do this on your own and you don't need a guided... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

To see it in person and appreciate the size and what it would of taken to building is something special. Remember to tae some toilet paper with you just in case you need to use some facilities at the top.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

You arrive excited not knowing what to expect , You walk up a trail past venders selling drinks and souviners , then take a cable car up to the Great Wall , Wow it does not let you down amazing views everywhere ,great photo oppertunities stunning scenery everywhere, You need to be fit as it is no yellow brick road... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Located a couple of hours north of Beijing, part of te Great Wall of China is within our reach! This important Historical landmark will not disapoint you. The climb is tough, but once you are up there satisfaction and awe will hit you. Wear comfortable shoes, hydrate and enjoy this Wonder of the World. Also, the souvenir prices weren't that... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Nice view. Cheap. I went there with Chinese group. So on the way they were informing some historical facts. And the stairs of Great Wall it is not very easy to climb. And souvenirs is cheap as well. You can take photo and they will print it laminate it for for a short time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

This was very surreal. Had not given it a moments thought that we would have one day had the opportunity to stand at this architectural marvel. It will be strenuous as the wall follows the contour of the mountain ridges, so be prepared for a taxing hike. If you have health issues, may not be something you rush, will need... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

If you are in China, this is must see. It is best to schedule a private driver from your Beijing hotel for a tour of the wall. The language barrier in China is big, and it is extremely helpful to have someone that can speak at least some English. After the tour of the Great Wall we were taken to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Visiting the Great Wall at this part was definitely a good choice, since it gets terribly cold there in the winter - it's a great idea to wear warm and confortable clothes. We had to buy some gloves upon arrival in the one of the many stores you'll find there, and they were pricy and useless. Tickets cost 70 yuans... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

This is my second visit to Badaling (although this time with my partner) and the less travelled southern side of the wall here. As a history buff the Great Wall presents an amazing connection with the long history of the Chinese people. We had a moderately clear day (for China) which was a real bonus. A reasonable standard of fitness... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Went with a few friends to the section away from the tourists. Bought some dodgy fireworks and headed onward down and up the wall for an hour or more. Once we got to the point where my climbing skills lacked we camped in a tower and lit one up with fireworks! ;)

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