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Address: Badaling, Beijing 102112, China
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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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One of the "must see" wonder of the world location when visit to Beijing. The place are amazing. But very crowded.

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

One of the "must see" wonder of the world location when visit to Beijing. The place are amazing. But very crowded.

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Some reviews extoll the value of avoiding this part of the wall due to the crowds. I say, join the throngs of Chinese tourists to experience it as a local. There's an excellent museum near the entrance, lots of food options, and although a crowded section, great people watching as you walk the wall with the crowd. It is the... More 

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I took a day tour provided by the hotel, and it was worth the price. It was 180 CNY, that included a visit to Ming Tomb, tea tasting, lunch and a visit to jade shop. The great wall itself was amazing. You need to take cable car, then walk to the top of the great wall. Best-time visit is in... More 

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Must see man made wall stretches for miles and miles beyond your imagination. You will be awestruck at the ingenuity of building such a long wall and quite wide too..

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Boston, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We went here because it was the only part that our hotel offered a minibus to go and see. If you can go and see another part of the wall I would highly recommend researching into. The wall itself is overcrowded and we often found ourselves being unable to move. There was large queues/crowds climbing the uneven stairs at once... More 

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

What a beautiful place! Indescribable spectacular one of the seven wonders of the world! We only physically climbed 4 towers and all out of breath. The steps were so high and the hills were very steep! My advice for everyone: go there while you are still young and do not bring young children. Of course, make sure you wear a... More 

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Went as part of a group tour in September and was taken in by guide and then left to explore. It was very hot. There are 2 routes - one more strenuous than the other. There are lots of steps and LOTS of tourists so it can take time to ascend and descend. We took the steeper route. This section... More 

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was the highlight of my trip. The steps were super steep but seeing people in their 60s-70s doing the steps pushed me to make it to the top of one of the fortresses. Once, I reached the top the view was well worth it.

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The place is obviously the most popular and perhaps the easiest way to view the Great Wall of China. Almost any travel agent or hotel can arrange a day trip for you. The location is also closed to some of the other well known tourist sites and can be bundled to make a full day trip from Beijing. The only... More 

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I visited the great wall on a sunny Saturday which is not recommended but it was my only free day. I took the public bus 877 near the Jishuitan subway station. The bus was packed but air-conditioned. The wall itself can be very steep. In the middle of the wall, the place was so packed that no going through was... More 

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