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The Great Wall of China, Beijing

 
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welt-raiser's pictureby welt-raiser History & Culture travel tip
added on the 9th of September, 2010
One of the 7 wonders of the world and a man-made architectural sight that is visible from space, the Great Wall of China is a MUST-SEE if you travel to Beijing, or for that matter, to China.

The wall has various stopping points where you can travel by bus or taxi, and from those point you can explore the wall either on your own, or with the help of a guide, in groups maybe. In any way, it is a challenge and an adventure which is definitely worth your time.

Exploring the Badaling wall-part is maybe the best choice, because it is the most restores part and you can get there easily, but you can try the Simatai part too (it is the most beautiful point). So have fun, and good luck to you, adventurer. I know, I HAD! :)

Address:
Badaling, Yanqing County, China

Price:
There are several tour packages, ranging in price from US$ 40 to US$ 400, depending on your package choice.

Opening Hours:
06:30-19:00 (In summer); 07:00-18:00 (In winter)

How to get there:
By bus or taxi.

On the web:
http://www.greatwall-of-china.com/

 
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