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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...more
Badaling, Beijing 102112, China
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An experience not to be missed , a walkers delight, what views. Quite a lot of steps but so worth the effort to climb to the top of this section and admire the surroundings. It is hard if not impossible to envisage how such a...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank PurpleCats55
Reviewed 3 days ago

The Great Wall is not a typical or a city wall. It goes along the mountain and requires intensive climbing. It's worth it b/c you can't get the beauty of it off a picture. It will close if it's too windy or t-storms. If possible,...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank SSL920
Reviewed 5 days ago

Yes, Badaling is THE busiest section of the Great Wall, but it's also the most accessible (just an hour North of Beijing with a gondola ride up) and one of the best restored. Just make a point of walking PAST the busy sections and you'll...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank michaelcH7285ZM
Reviewed 6 days ago

Great part of wall, easy access with gondola. walked for an hour each way, a great experience. Early November a good time to avoid the crowds weather good.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Peter B
Reviewed 6 days ago

Interesting view, we take the lift up to the half point Because we where running out of time, but see very nice vue of the wall, saw many westener,this is a must if you go to Beijing

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Sunshine692311
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

A nice place to visit. If you go there in winter time, make sure wear suitable cloth to resist the cold wind. Watch out for the steep stairs.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank faizah_wazir
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Another ticked off my list must do for anyone going to China Good level of fitness neede if you are going to climb stairs all very different sizes Worth the walk

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 52warwick
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We figured that due to the cold (15 degrees) the wall would be at least thinned out, but it was still shoulder to shoulder... If you do go during the winter months bring Heavy jackets because the wind up there is like knifes and more...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Shelby H
Reviewed 6 days ago

It was a great experience. From the view in the cable car going up to going back down thorough the Pulley, It was so much fun that i felt like a child :-).

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank rofhiwan2017
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We walked. My wife and i are very fit and it was a great workout. No need for leg day! Im glad we walked it. Worth the experience. Many breathtaking pictures. What a beautiful sight.

Date of experience: December 2018
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11 October 2018|
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Response from Linda C | Reviewed this property |
Unfortunately I can't help but you may contact: chinatravelguide they are very good in transportation in China. Hope this will help. Good luck! Linda
15 September 2018|
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Response from vickis701 | Reviewed this property |
we took a bus from Beijing to the wall - a good two hours is needed once at the wall - depending how busy and what time you get there Rather go to Mutianyu- it is the part of the wall that is closer to the airport - give... More
21 July 2018|
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Response from Douglas P | Reviewed this property |
Badaling is definitely the busest of all sections of the Wall. If you do not mind crowds and prefer a section that is easier to traverse then choose Badaling.