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The Great Wall at Badaling

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Address: Badaling, Yanqing County 102112, China
Phone Number: 010-69121226
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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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Visited twice -- once with no people

We first viited this site during the SARS epidemic, when there were maybe 6 other people on the wall. The second time, it was the usual crowd. Not to be missed if you visit China.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We first viited this site during the SARS epidemic, when there were maybe 6 other people on the wall. The second time, it was the usual crowd. Not to be missed if you visit China.

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Windsor, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is not just a review of the Great Wall because we spent 15 days in China on a whirlwind tour planned by Sinorama Holidays. Visited the Great Wall, the Forbidden City, Tianamen Square, went on a rickshaw ride, saw the Terra Cotta Army, the Three Gorges dam, cruised the Yangzte River for 5 days, visited a jade factory, a... More 

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Kennewick, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I think this is the major visiting spot on the Great Wall. There is a cable car that brings you up to the top. There are lots of places to shop and dine at the bottom, and a small cafe at the top here. We were with a tour and this is the location they took us. If I were... More 

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Newton, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Be prepared to do some pretty steep climbing. We took the cable car to the top, and it saved steps as well as allowing some exceptional views you can only get from the cable cars. Tip to the first-timer: be prepared to RUN from the train queue line to the train. Everyone else will because they sell many more tickets... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Our visit to the Badaling section occurred on the Monday afternoon in Golden Week. So the crowds were out and made movement for us elderly folk a trifle difficult. We were members of a tour group which we had organised through our Hotel Concierge desk and had been to the Ming Tombs and a Jade factory outlet earlier. Notwithstanding the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Badaling section of the Great Wall is about 70 km north of Beijing. You can see the Wall as you get near Badaling. I was impressed with the way the Great Wall follows the contours of the mountain slopes. Some sections are very steep. It must have taken a lot of manpower to build and maintain those sections. It's... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Fantastic. I was a bit worried about going to Badaling due to it's renowned amount of visitors but going on a weekday in Autumn was just amazing. I went in at the main entrance at began my walk to the right. The gradient here was pretty breathtaking, I feel this wouldn't even be allowed in Western countries due to health... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed seeing the Great Wall but the tour company were very bad. All they wanted was our money and it was so blatant it was offensive. We started the day with the lady stating how much she expected for a tip! We said tips don't work like that and we will drive when the day is over then they... More 

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the closest great wall site from Beijing, therefore you will see lots of tourist and super packed. The facilities are great and well maintain, view was great. I would say no need to rent a car to get here. You can catch a train from Xizhimen Station (subway line 2 & 4). Once you arrive follow the sign... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It's beginning of winter and I was lucky to see some snow at the Great Wall. Amazing view...We climbed up to the first watch tower and walk to the next...it was too cold for me to continue the walk. It's quite a distance from one watch tower to another and the cold weather is not helping. Some of the wall... More 

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