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Great wall trip ?

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Due to arrive in Beijing on 23 Nov for two nights only. Want to do a trip to the great wall. How /where should we book this and how much is it reasonable to pay ?

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There are many sections of the great walll you can visit with everything from cable cars to remote hikes to guided tours to public transit access so the cost can vary considerably. Read the top post on the right about the Great Wall, or in a guidebook, to decide where you want to visit first.

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Thanks , I guess a quiet part to enjoy a stroll.

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As wes032 said, you can get lots of info by reading the top posts on the right.

We visited the Mutianyu part of the Great Wall (less crowded than Badaling), about an hour drive from the airport. To save time and avoid the crowd, we pre-arranged with a driver (no need for a guide) to pick us up from the airport (our flight arrived early morning) to drive us directly there and afterwards to Temple of Heaven (you can also do Summer Palace). If you want to maximize your 2 night stay, pick a hotel within walking distance to the top attractions in Beijing (Forbidden City, Tiananmen). Stayed at the Jade Garden and can recommend it.

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Here's the post about the various sections. We also went to Mutianyu and it was not too crowded. But it's not the quietest place. It has cable car access so attracts tourists and there's a lot of tourist restaurants and shops at the bottom.

https:/…The.Great.Wall.Of.China.html

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