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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  • Sometimes in life you travel to a famous place and it lets you down because it is not as grand as it is said to be, but The Great Wall absolutely deserves the title of a "wonder." Out of all the place...  more »
  • Be mindful if you have any mobility issues this is a tough one. Lots of steps and uneven ground. Worth th effort to get there. Suggest you do it with a Guide.  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.
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