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Badaling Great Wall

 Beijing Attractions

Shanhaiguan Great Wall

Introduction to Badaling Great Wall (八达岭长城)

Built during the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), Badaling Great Wall is the most well-preserved and the most visited section of the Great Wall of China. It was enlisted in the World Cultural Heritage and listed among the Seven Wonders of the World. The Badaling Great Wall is one of the most popular sections of the Great Wall to be visited by tourists. 

Badaling Great Wall was constructed as a fortification to protect Beijing City on the north side. Solid and strong, the Great Wall was built with huge stones and bricks. Badaling Great Wall has a length of about 3,740 meters, with an average height of 8 meters and width about 6 meters. Winding along steep mountain ranges, Badaling provides imposing views of the Great Wall, mountains and valleys. The Badaling also has profound history and culture background. It is a priceless cultural heritage of the Chinese people.

The Badaling Great Wall is the first section opened to tourists. Now with its magnificent scenery, modern facilities, and friendly tourism service, Badaling Great Wall is an indispensible part of a Beijing tour and it attracts tourists from home and abroad every year. There are more than 370 foreign leaders and celebrities have left their footprints there. For tourists who have limited time in Beijing but still desire to experience the culture and enjoy the impressive landscapes of the Great Wall, Badaling Section is a first choice.

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Badaling Great Wall Section is situated in Yanqing County, over 70 kilometers (43 miles) northwest of Beijing.

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Main Sights

Great Wall Museum, Quanzhou Cinema, The City Wall, Anceint Cannons, Shuiguan Great Wall, Stone Buddha Temple, Music Playing Gorge, Turnoff Town, Tian Xian Inscription, The Stone of Watching Beijing, etc.

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Travel Information

Admission Fee: CNY 45 (Apr. 1 to Oct.31); CNY 40 (Nov.1 to Mar.31) 
Cable Car: CNY 80 (single way); CNY 100 (round trip)
Pulley: CNY 30 (single way); CNY 60 (round trip)
Opening Hours: 6:30AM - 7:00PM (in summer); 7:00AM - 6:00PM (in winter)
Best time to go: Spring and autumn are the best time to visit Badaling Great Wall. Spring has mild climate and you will enjoy the fresh and green scenes of the Great Wall. While autumn offers the enchanting scenery of yellow mountains and red leaves of the Great Wall. The breathtaking snow scenery of the Great Wall in winter is also popular for tourists.

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No.919 from Deshengmen 
No.1 from Qianmen. 
No.2 from Beijing Railway Station. 
No.3 from Dongdaqiao. 
No.4 from Xizhimen or Beijing Zoo. 
No.5 from the taxi stand of western Qianmen. 
No.8 from Andingmen and Qianmen.

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Travel Tips 

1. Try to avoid the peak season like China’s public holidays when the Badaling Great Wall is flocked with tourists.
2. The site of Ming Tombs is quite close to Badaling Great Wall. You can combine these two sites in a trip.

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Tour including Visiting Badaling Great Wall

Badaling Great Wall and Changling Tomb 1 Day Tour

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