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Walk the Great Wall of China



Everybody knows about The Great Wall of China. Its length is 5,500.3 miles (8,851.8 kilometers). But not everyone knows that it has some particular parts that are really worth to visit.

Let's talk about this.

See Badaling

It was the first part to be opened to tourists and is very well preserved. The United Nations made this a world heritage site in 1987. You will count 19 watchtowers at Badaling if you walk the 5 kilometer (3.1 mi) expanse. Expect to see many tourist gimmicks here which is an attraction in itself unless that sort of thing bothers you. Badaling is the most accessible Great Wall site.

See Juyong Guan (Common Dwelling Pass)

This part of the wall comes before Badaling. It is where Genghis Khan was held back by the Jin defenders until he found a secret passageway.

See Mutianyu

This one has 22 beacon towers and you can get a great view by taking the cable car to the top.

See Simatai

It is a UNESCO world heritage site and has a cable car and 35 beacon towers. It has not been restored, so be careful of the crumbling structures.

See Huanghuacheng

This is a good hiking destination. It is best for those who do not mind isolation and some hiking in precarious places.


Success stories

Tamblyn Devoy

Jan 02 at 11:46 am
Can't remember what section. Would do again.

Gary Betts

Nov 07 at 09:14 am
Amazing trip here. Cable cars up to the wall, also had chair lift up and down. I think one of the best parts of this visit was the little rollercoaster back down. It was like being on a tea tray with a brake lever. Fantastic experience

Kim Bezemer

Jun 12 at 18:52 pm
Within 5 years

Low Leon

Jan 14 at 16:37 pm
Really steep at certain parts, how the soldiers fought in it was a puzzle.

Saida Bouhmidi

Jan 12 at 04:41 am

Jelly Holtrop-Bergsma

Jul 17 at 13:36 pm
bloody hot, but so worth it!!

Morgane Bonnardot

Mar 01 at 23:44 pm
So cold

Cherie Stratton

Mar 01 at 11:15 am

Jesse Pons

Feb 13 at 17:29 pm
Never go there on national days, it's terrible

Emma Bickler

Dec 25 at 21:12 pm
My success story is that I made it up there. Soooo many steps

JeongWon Choi

Nov 17 at 14:54 pm
It was summer.

Nori Nana

Jun 25 at 10:53 am