Located 60 kilometers from the city proper, this is the main section of the Wall featured on all tour routes. It is the most ... More
Great Wall at Badaling
Located 60 kilometers from the city proper, this is the main section of the Wall featured on all tour routes. It is the most heavily renovated, convenient, commercialized and crowded section. Centered at Wong Cheng, it extends southward to the highest point Haohanpo (heroes slope) and northward to Shierlou (twelve buildings), with a total length of approximately 5,700metres, of which 3,700 meters is open to the public and 2,000 meters for night viewing. There are cable cars to help visitors reach the top. The tourist area also includes a Great Wall Museum and a Cinerama cinema.
truly and amazing reconstruction on the original great wall. this massive renovation gives a glimpse into the walls glorious past.plus richard Nixon went there! great views of the hills around beijing (and suprise! no pollution... well almost no pollution). downside is number of tourists. All the Japanese in Osaka+every last German in Hamburg+ Half the chinese in Qing Hai province+ all the Americans and Canadians in a toronto pharmacy= the crowd at Ba de ling.