- One must be a fox in order to recognize traps, and a lion to frighten off wolves. Machiavelli Niccolo
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.
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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.
This one has 22 beacon towers and you can get a great view by taking the cable car to the top.
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.
This is a good hiking destination. It is best for those who do not mind isolation and some hiking in precarious places.