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. A visit to The Great Wall at Badaling represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Beijing road trip app to plot your vacation.
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  • Take the public bus 877 directly from the station in Beijing to Badaling Great Wall. You but the ticket on board in the bus and the buses leave all the time - no reservation is neccessary(Price one Wa...  more »
  • What a breathtaking experience to walk along the Great Wall. You need to be quite fit as it is a steep climb, many steps and steep incline, you must take care going down as it is very steep and you ca...  more »
  • Amazing man made wall, feel good when you explore both north and south side of the wall, hard work but paid off in the end!  more »
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  • I was there when December 8th. Cable car was useful. Very modern and big. Though it was cold and strong windy I had a great time. Because it is great wall that built 2500 years ago. Hope you will experience too.😁❤💪
  • Bucket list stuff right here people. This is the closest portion of the Great Wall to Beijing. And so, loading up on buses on the north side of the city and able to see/wall on the wall for nearly as long as you'd like. Of course, somewhat ruined by all the people, souvenirs and winter weather make it hard to walk if iced. Truly a wonder of the world.
  • Ensure you use the public bus to reach there if travelling alone. Beautiful place. I recommend you read a lot of great wall stories... It makes the walk through the corridor interesting.
  • Great place one of worlds top attractions. Be prepared, lots of people, complete lack of organization. You have to push and expect to be pushed. Towers with two gates, everyone goes as he pleases, no signs "way in" and "way out". Though, highly recommended, it is a "must" place to visit.
  • Recommend to walk from first tower to tower 12, and there is an exit at tower 12. So you no need to walk backward. Normal walking speed may spend you around 2-3 hours. Worth for the walking and you will see a lot. The highest tower is at tower 8.
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