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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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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 26 September 2005

They dont call, any wall, the great wall, do they ? ... this is our first visit when we arrive in Beijing. We were a bit scared going to the great wall as some ppl have advised us its going to be so hot on...More

43  Thank Happiness18286
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Reviewed 26 July 2014

3rd time to this section of the wall. Only came again to show daughter. Horrible!! Tourist trap with souvenir stands, once on the wall could barely move in spots there were so many people. Like sardines in a can. If y want a positive experience,...More

14  Thank PaulaS424
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I came with a group of. Colleagues to see the Great Wall of China! It was great. There are shops and vendors selling things like gloves, snacks and beanies as you approach the wall entrance. Be sure to wear good walking shoes for the hike...More

Thank bayareaglobetrotter
Reviewed 3 days ago

Everyone who goes to Beijing must visit the Great Wall just to see how they built it, we climbed to the Fourth Tower and that was enough for us. Take your time and rest every so often and the same coming down. the view across...More

Thank Martin P
Reviewed 4 days ago

It was as expected - awesome to look at and to imagine it in ancient times. But it was also old, somewhat dirty, crowded. I'm glad we went and climbed as far as we did. It was a tourist attraction - one that you have...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

The great wall is an unforgettable experience. Not only is it such a vast undertaking, but the landscape is so forbidding to have accomplished this feat in any era is astounding. It is worth taking a walk to understand just how steep the structure is,...More

Thank Craig W
Reviewed 5 days ago

We had perfect weather in Beijing with clear blue skies and no smog. It was ideal for climbing the Wall and we maade it to the top. It is not a challenging walk if you are fit though the slopes are harder to negotiate than...More

Thank Elizabeth B
Reviewed 5 days ago

Nothing can prepare one for this amazing defensive system. You need to be reasonably fit as some of the stairs are very steep although i believe there is a gondola at one part of the wall. Like most of the ancient sites in this country...More

Thank allanrmckenzie2016
Reviewed 5 days ago

You cannot miss this if you visit Beijing. I had wanted to see the Great Wall from being a child and was not disappointed. I became quite emotional. You cannot comprehend how it twists and climbs along the ridges of the hills and mountains. Magnificent....More

Thank Claire C
Reviewed 6 days ago

Easy to get to. I recommend you go early. The trains don't run as early as you might think. there can be a bit of a lag between trains to head up there.

Thank Happiness35247563995
Reviewed 6 days ago

One cannot appreciate the magnitude of this wall without actually visiting a minuscule portion of the whole wall. It is breathtaking and difficult to describe.

Thank Reklaw252
Reviewed 6 days ago

We were lucky to visit on a dry bright day. Any moisture and it would be lethal underfoot. Even the less steep section is steep! An amazing structure. There are a few shops and restaurants at the base area.

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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
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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.