Great Wall Of China

Attraction Great Wall of China, China Published on: 02-08-2016

3 hours
06:30 AM - 07:00 PM
08:00 AM
10:00 AM
First-time visit
Attraction
Cultural
Historic
Landmark
Nature
Scenic
Must see
Kids
Architecture
1.06 USD

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The Great Wall is a symbol of Chinese civilization, the most reputation tourist attraction, and one of the wonders of the world.

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Why Great Wall Of China is special ?

Beijing is not only the political center of China, but it is also the most strategic city in the north. Many dynasties in Chinese history actively built walls in this area. Among many historical ruins of the Great Wall in Beijing, the wall built during the Ming Dynasty (1368 - 1644) is the most often seen and best preserved, running over 342 miles (550 kilometers) and containing about 827 city wall platforms, 71 passes and countless towers. The famous sections include the Badaling, Huanghuacheng, Mutianyu, Jiankou, Gubeikou, Jinshanling and Simatai.


If you want to experience the culture and enjoy the beauty of the Great Wall, meandering along the bricks of the Badaling is your first choice. It is famous for its deep-rooted culture, magnificent sights and complete military facilities - the essence of the Great Wall. You may find many pictures of it in magazines and guide books and printed on stamps. Being the must-see section of the Great Wall, it is sometimes flocked with visitors especially during holidays.


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What to explore at Great Wall Of China?

1. Jinshanling

Features: There are well-preserved wall and dense fortifications and restored beacon towers.

2. Gubeikou

Features: It boasts untouched Great Wall without any renovation, with Crouching Tiger Mountain in the west and Entwining Dragon Mountain in the east, with the former rather steep and latter relatively gentle.

3. Jiankou

Features:Completely original, wild, and untouched, some sections are really steep and dangerous. It winds its way along mountain ridges in the shape of a "W".

4. Huangyaguan

Features:The Great Wall Marathon is held on Huangyaguan's Great Wall each May.

5. Huanghuacheng

Features:Some parts of the wall are immersed in the water, and there is a 500-year-old Ming Dynasty chestnut orchard at the foot of the wall.

6. Juyongguan

Features:An 18-kilometer canyon winds its way alongside Juyongguan's Great Wall section, where peaks rise one behind another. It boasts of being ‘the First Pass under Heaven', and is the closest section to Beijing.

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Selling points

  • Wonders of the World.
  • A symbol of Chinese civilization
  • Most reputation tourist attraction
  • Historical and cultural place
  • Spectacular architechture
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Duration
4.0 days
Estimated
143.03 USD
Total travel distance
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Number of places
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Tips for you

  • Using toilets at the entrance of the Wall. No toilets on the hiking route. Please always carry toilet paper by yourself.
    Toilet
  • Gift shops and eating places abound.
    Food
  • Wearing pants and long-sleeves even in summer to hike through jungles and bushes.
    What to wear
  • If you want to see the most popular and gorgeous restored section of the Wall in Beijing, go to Badaling Great Wall.
    Experience
  • If you want to visit the Wall with beautiful green scenery and environment ( travel with kids or seniors), visit Mutianyu Great Wall.
    Experience
  • If you want to hike the wild and original sections of the Wall, go to visit Shixiagan Great Wall, Jiankou Great Wall, Jinshanling Great Wall, Gubeikou Great Wall, Huanghuacheng Great Wall and Simatai Great Wall or put them together.
    Experience
  • Both Badaling Great Wall and Mutianyu Great Wall are wheelchair-friendly. On the Badaling Great Wall, a special flat lane is built for wheelchair users to get to the third watch tower of the Great Wall.
    Experience
  • Be a green and responsible hiker, taking nothing but photos and leaving nothing but footprint
    Experience
  • Things to take: sports shoes or hiking boots, sticks, cap, sun-glasses, sunscreen, bottles of water, snacks, pocket knife, lip balm and first aid kit.
    What to bring
  • Avoid weekends or public holidays for the Wall. Strongly advise you not to visit the Wall during China public holidays
    Timming
  • Hikers are responsible for their own safety while hiking Jiankou Great Wall
    Safety
  • You are responsible for your travel insurrance for your coverage of injury or accident.
    Safety
  • There is plenty of parking.
    Parking
  • Jiankou Great Wall is forbidden to hike according to the official rule and regulations concerned.
    Drinks

Reviews

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He who does not reach the Great Wall isn't a true man - Chairman Mao Zedong

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It's MASSIVE!!

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A unique experience to see a place that can be seen in outer space!

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Great Wall of China !!!

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My son and I decided to travel to the great wall at Badaling by train. this didn't quite go the plan. we caught the subway from our hotel to the Train Station North Beijing, this was easy and went quite well, when we arrived at the train station things started to unravel. the train to Badaling was full and the next train was hours away, so if your thinking the same way we were take this as a warning. we are pretty resourceful however and there were plenty of locals hovering around the train station waiting to offer a deal to take tourists to Badaling for the day. tip is you need to be able to do sign language. after bartering with several different locals we managed to agree on 100 CNY to take my son and i in what we thought was going to be a car with he, I and a driver. Wrong. We followed the guide on foot for about five hundred meters to an overcrowded mini bus full of equally non English speaking Chinese tourists.needless to say our sign language would improve quickly and one particular young guy tried particularly hard to communicate with us.we traveled to Badaling and I must say the experience was amazing, the Great Wall is astonishing and the method of our transport although cramped was a good decision. we had a great day that we will not forget. If you are going to Beijing, do not miss this attraction

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we travelled to China with SNA tours in October, a great place to visit and the tour company were fantastic. The Great Wall was one of our many highlights. Making the effort to walk up as high as we could was well worth the effort. The view was breathtaking and memorable, you can't believe how high you are until you get to the top.

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Decided to take a taxi directly from the hotel, which is highly recommended. Taxi drivers are very polite and safe, but don't expect a conversation or tourist information coming from him. Badging has been designed for tourists so all amenities and facilities are there. No need for a private guide, you just explore as far as you are comfortable. Everyone discovers the wall at their own pace, two hours were enough for us. Lots of eating and souvenir options. It was very cold when i arrived so it was ideal to purchase ear muffs, hat and gloves directly there. Keep warm like the locals and buy hot corn on the cob. Options like KFC and Subway are there but enjoy the local dumplings and noodles. There was also a post office there which is handy. Apparently back in the city only banks sell stamps for postcards.

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My son and I decided to travel to the great wall at Badaling by train. this didn't quite go the plan. we caught the subway from our hotel to the Train Station North Beijing, this was easy and went quite well, when we arrived at the train station things started to unravel. the train to Badaling was full and the next train was hours away, so if your thinking the same way we were take this as a warning. we are pretty resourceful however and there were plenty of locals hovering around the train station waiting to offer a deal to take tourists to Badaling for the day. tip is you need to be able to do sign language. after bartering with several different locals we managed to agree on 100 CNY to take my son and i in what we thought was going to be a car with he, I and a driver. Wrong. We followed the guide on foot for about five hundred meters to an overcrowded mini bus full of equally non English speaking Chinese tourists. needless to say our sign language would improve quickly and one particular young guy tried particularly hard to communicate with us. we traveled to Badaling and I must say the experience was amazing, the Great Wall is astonishing and the method of our transport although cramped was a good decision. we had a great day that we will not forget. If you are going to Beijing, do not miss this attraction

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amazing place, ask a taxi driver to bring u there... go up with cabletrain...

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