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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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  • 我們中午從故官出發到達時已經下午四點,車票早已售完,只好揹著小孩進去,還好天氣不錯,因為天空漸黑人潮不多可以好好拍照 
  • Take the metro line 2 to jishuitan and then go east for about 1km. You pass the deshengmenxi bus station (red and yellow tower) and go further to the deshengmen bus terminal. The terminal is left of t...  more »
  • The walk up to the furtherest tower can be challenging in the winter months due to ice but so worth the trip. We travelled by train to badaling station, if on the travel card make sure you have around...  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.