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The Great Wall at Badaling, Beijing

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Originally built under the Ming dynasty to protect Beijing against invasion and attack, The Great Wall at Badaling was the first part of the Great Wall of China to open for tourists. Visitors can walk a 3.7 km (2.3 mi) stretch that is accessible by both cable car and stairs. Notice the width of the wall here--at 6 m (20 ft) across, it would have accommodated five horses or ten soldiers to march side by side. Watch out for steep and uneven steps, and grab the handrail for stability. Use our Beijing itinerary builder to arrange your visit to The Great Wall at Badaling and other attractions in Beijing.
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  • One of the "modern wonders of the world" is a must do in any bucket list. We took a China tours excursion which also included the Ming dynasty tombs first up in the morning before heading to the Great...  more »
  • great weather, balmy air, the wall itself and a little sport Exelent weather, tasty air, magic views, Wall and some sport highly recommend Very recommended Friends brought by car to the parking lot shuttle from Badaling wall and foot, approximately 10 km North and South Station. Friends took us by car to Badaling parking, from there on shuttle till the Wall and there some 10 km walking hardly by North and South parts of the Wall.
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  • Visited this in the beginning of Spring (March-April) and we were a few tourists on the great wall only so had great photo taking opportunities. Badaling is a bit far out so you would have to use a to...  more »
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  • A rather touristy but very photogenic part of the Great Wall. It is very easy to get there from Beijing, about one hour by bus from Jishuitan Subway station. A perfect half day trip.
  • Myself and my good mate booking this through the hotel we were staying at in Beijing. We were a little skeptical about the "secret" bit - but as it turned out we were the only tourists on the Wall when we did the tour. It was great fun + amazing scenery + we had a cute older Chinese lady who was less than 5 feet tall guiding us. The bonus at the top was an old guy selling cheap beer off a small table. There is no tourist trap here - which was refreshing.
  • Going to China without climbing on the great wall is useless, it might be the most commercial spot(and the one that has the largest amount of people on it)yetit is also one of the best view in the world, truly magnificent
  • Great place to Visit if some visits to Beijing easily visit to Badaling.
  • A man who don't climb on the great wall is not a man, signed Mao. Warning do not take tour that you can meet in the street for 100 yuan, it seem very cheap, but on the road they will ask you to paid extra 200 yuan , if you don't pay they let you on at the middle of nowhere. After that even you paythe extra when you arrive at the wall they wont' waiting you and won't bring you back at Beijing... It is bette to take the tour at the hotel,more pricy but you are sure to get back.

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