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The Great Wall at Badaling

Badaling, Beijing 102112, China
+86 10 6912 1226
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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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Badaling, Beijing 102112, China
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Reviewed yesterday

Rebuilt, reclad, and seems to have a cable car passing underneath it... that said the photos are iconic, and if you are wondering where the 1.3 billion Chinese people are... well most of them will be up there on the wall with you!

Thank Kevin O
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

First of all I am happy to say that the Great Wall is NOW crossed off my list:) Make sure to book with your hotel, it is safer and you will be sure to get what you pay for... I used "Dragon Tour Company"

Thank Alexterrg
Reviewed 2 days ago

Its a wall and it is so steep in some places, so take deep breaths. Fantastic history. Know that you walking on real culture and history. Oh and its busy, so be prepared to walk among hundreds along the wall. And you will see elderly...More

Thank Imre K
Reviewed 2 days ago

If visiting the Great Wall of China is not on your "bucket list," I highly reccommend you add it! The wall is a very peaceful place with intensions of bringing all people of the world togehter. However, when it was built, it was to keep...More

Thank JohnN59
Reviewed 2 days ago

The Great Wall at Badaling is ok to walk, but is very very busy. Great photo opportunities. But I wish we went to a quieter part of the wall.

Thank AHSH23
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

One of the world wonders. You cannot miss this visit if you come to Beijing. Over 3.000 miles of walls built during the Ming dynasty in the 14th century. Walking the great wall entitles a great effort. Imagine what it was building it? I'm amazed...More

Thank guillermoluis2013
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is difficult to review as the site itself is stunning but there are so many people here that it is difficult to really enjoy. We were unable to get a good view as so many people would push and shove you out of the...More

Thank Robyn B
Reviewed 3 days ago

OK, time is limited and you want to see the Great Wall, then go to Badaling as it is about 1 hour from the city centre and most hotels can get you on an organised trip. The Wall at Badaling is well restored so looks...More

Thank CaptainofFun
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We went up on the cable car as the heat that day was high 30s, it's a tough climb and a marvel how it was achieved. A place I recommend highly to visit. Even though it was packed when were there, you realise that is...More

Thank Apirana H
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I've been to a number of spots on the Great Wall over the years and this is by far the most touristy but being you are probably a tourist, that's ok. Be ready to walk the gauntlet between vendor booths on the short walk up...More

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May 20, 2017|
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Response from Corey E | Reviewed this property |
divya j is wrong. if you can get a cell signal, or Wi-Fi, or Internet, it works most of the time. Facebook is indeed blocked. So is Gmail but every so often you can get through. Last month, we were in Beijing... More
May 19, 2017|
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Response from Pritam C | Reviewed this property |
There are no actual signs on the wall, at least I could not find it. The map is there in between and close to Badaling Wall entry point.
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May 15, 2017|
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Response from Sarvagya J | Reviewed this property |
if you are coming from Beijing, you can take train line S2 from Huangtudian train station (near Huoying metro station) which is very cheap (RMB 6, for 1:15 hrs ride) and you can plan return same day. Make sure you pack your... More