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“Winter cold but awesome view!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Great Wall at Badaling

The Great Wall at Badaling
Badaling, Yanqing County 102112, China
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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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“Winter cold but awesome view!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013

Went in winter. Very cold, but incredible blue-bird sunny days can see for 25 miles from the top of the well. Incredible! But bundle up -- it's cold and windy. Below zero F at top.

Visited January 2013
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“The Great, Great Wall”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013

The hardest and most rewarding thing I have done on holidays.
I managed right up to the top with icy steps and back down again within one hour

Visited February 2013
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“Jinshanling Great wall”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2013

Went to Jinshanling Great wall, which is really great. Comparing with Badaling, it is very original. But quite far away from Beijing city, need to go to Miyun town and get a car to there, located in Heibei province. Traffic not so convinient, but really excellet part to visit for Great Wall. Strongly recommended.

Visited February 2013
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“Third time to the Wall”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2013

Take the cable car up to the wall but ride down the side of the mountain on a toboggan on a metal track

Visited June 2012
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“One of the great wonders”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2013

Its one of the great wonders of the world, what more is there to say.

Quite hard going as the wall meanders of mountainous areas and that means lots of steps. Some areas are quite uneven and hard going, but it really is worth it

Visited February 2013
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