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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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Firstly, I went with a tour, don't do it, make your own way, no time wasting or time restraints. The wall itself, well it's a wonder. It's truly breathtaking. Beware so parts are... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Bicester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Firstly, I went with a tour, don't do it, make your own way, no time wasting or time restraints. The wall itself, well it's a wonder. It's truly breathtaking. Beware so parts are very very steep and the weather, well, don't underestimate it, it was cold beyond words. It's really windy up there, so be prepped. On the plus side,... More 

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Surabaya, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

we took the S2 train from beijing north station, then just followed the crowd walking to greatwall. awesome historical place, awesome experience. it's really worthy.

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Go to Beijing north station (Beijing Bei) - take subway line2 (xizhimen station) exit A2 transfer to Beijing North station, - purchase ticket outside and board S2 train to Badaling - you can walk from the station to the wall entrance. - there is a option to use the cable car but if you are fit I think there is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were going to get the bus the Badaling but were advised due to snowy and icy conditions the train would be more reliable. As it turns out not only was it quicker it was also cheaper. Only CYN6 (about 60 pence) each way and took just under 90 minutes. As far as we could tell you can only purchase... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is every bit incredible as you hope it will be. We looked at doing a tour vs getting our own way but the hour and a half train from Beijing North station cost us 6 yuan each, each way. So cheap and the train journey felt like part of the adventure as you follow the wall through the mountains... More 

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Mumbai
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Must visit when in China. But the actual visit to the place significantly reduces the aura of the great wall of China as it has become just another tourist spot. If interested in souvenirs the same ones are also available where the buses halt.

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Thank Payal G
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Words cannot express... Just go. Disclaimer: Stairs for days and inclines. Worthhhh it. So many people around you, happiness and determination are contagious. They sell medals that they inscribe the date and your name as well when you reach specific heights. Stating you climbed The Great Wall. There's a great souvenir shop and more goodies. Bucket List: The Great Wall... More 

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Thank Tina_n_Trip_Travels
Beijing, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The BEST tour I have ever taken with a tour guide. The area was absolutely awesome. The tour company tour-Beijing.com provided a world class tour guide. His name was Jackie and if you want someone to inform you about all the specifics of the area you are at he is the best. Jackie was very patient with me when walking... More 

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Thank Ronald P
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you visit Beijing, you must see the great wall! Badaling is about 2 hour drive from the city centre but worth it. Went there in January and the entire landscape was dotted with snow. On the down side, it is a bit too popular and even in freezing temperatures it was full of people.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great Wall of China Mutianyu We have read so many reviews about how to get to the wall, which option ia the best from the airport and which the cheapest. We had 20 hours stay in Beijing, so time is not the problem. Our problem was the cold, in January there were just -8 degrees. If You search "great wall... More 

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