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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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Lincoln Park, Michigan, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

Steve Like was a great tour guide. He was extremely prompt, very considerate, and a joy to be with! He listened to us and adjusted times according to what we wanted. He understood when I had trouble climbing and knew enough to let me sit when I needed to. He let the boys go off on their own when they... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

We visited this site and it was truly amazing. To think that this was built by hand hundreds of years ago is incredible. There were different sections at this site of Badaling and not too many tourists as it is a little further out of Beijing. The section had an easy and hard section that we could choose from to... More

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Hinsdale, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

If you catch good weather, the views are tremendous from this section. Use the frequent stops you'll take to survey the crowds and consider the human accomplishment this is. However, the most amazing thing we saw were the 20-something year old women strolling up the wall in 3-5 inch heels seemingly unaffected by the walking conditions (stone pavement, steep angles).... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

I thoroughly enjoyed the walk up the steep mountain atop the Wall. It is something I always wanted to do. The Stairs are a little hard to climb at places as some are double, even triple the height of a normal stair. The Views were breathtaking at the top...

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Aurora, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW via mobile

Near Beijing. We were on a bus tour and the day we visited we did not have huge crowds as some posters have mentioned. If you can, study a little about the history of the Wall. It will give you more than just looking at a long brick wall. I climbed up to what was a guard tower. Not too... More

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Lafayette, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Crowds and lines and lines of crowds and people littering and pissing. It was awful. I couldn't enjoy the scenery because I was too busy trying not to trample or be trampled. Besides that, it was great. Ha ha, just kidding. I hated it.

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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Visited last May. This was by far the less crowded section of the three we visited and the easiest to walk. It is busy but at least you can walk at your own pace and enjoy the walk and the stunning views. I thought this was the most photogenic section - you had good vistas to photograph the wall ahead... More

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

This part of the Great Wall was incredibly busy with some very steep stairs and sometimes just slopes. Most of it is not doing with young children or a baby. However, if you are up for it and get further north past where most tourists stop you are in for a treat with very few visitors and great views of... More

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Wokingham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

Hadn't realised how horrendously busy it would be. Arrived about 10.30am, along with 50, 000 Chinese people! Went up in the cable car and walked about a 40m stretch of the wall shoulder to shoulder with everyone else shuffling along. It rained whilst we were there. Lots of people selling cheap poncho's but all the plastic wrappers were discarded everywhere... More

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Laureldale, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

We walked on the south side which they said was a little harder and less crowded at the Badaling section. You could see how crowded the North side was and the inclines on the South were great, but I would not give up the hike for nothing. the views were amazing and luckily we had a cloudy day. Wear good... More

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