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The Great Wall at Badaling, Beijing

Categories: Ruins, Architectural Buildings, Tourist Spots
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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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  • Of course, it is not easy to climb stairs: all stages of different heights, and ladder makes sometimes bends; But if you overcome yourself and climb higher, your eyes will appear an unforgettable picture. In the souvenir shops you can buy coffee-tea, ice cream. After the descent feet we trembled and did not obey.
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  • I have heard of this from childhood. It was really felt great being there. Really massive structure and truly a wonder. 
  • Badaling section is basically the nearest and easiest to access from Beijing downtown. Therefore, this is also where majority of people will go. This is still a good section to be but do expect lot of...  read more »
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Compared to mutiyattiv this is very very crowded.. please please avoid saturdays and holidays...
  • Amazing feat of construction. The views from sourh wall are great. We arrived in time for 730 opening to beat the heat and crowds. Some very steep sections; wear good shoes!
  • Too much people. Better go early, before opening. Views are nice, Great Wall is a place to know.
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