Badaling Great Wall

Facts about Badaling Great wall of China

Badaling Great WallBadaling Great wall is located 50 miles (80 km) northwest of urban Beijing city in Yanqing County. It is the most visted section of Great wall of China. It is also the most well-preserved section of the great wall which was built in Ming Dynasty. Beibalou (in Chinese Beibalou)is the highest point of Badaling Great wall. After heavy restoration, it it the first opened to the tourists in 1957.

Now, Badaling great wall was visited by millions of tourists from China and foreign countries. Hotels, restaurants and cable car have been built around the area. Tourists can take Badaling Expressway to get to the wall.

Badaling Great Wall was constructed during the Ming Dynasty around 1505, together with a military outpost reflecting the location's strategic importance. The Badaling Great Wall averages 7.5 meters in height. It is 6.5m wide at the base and 5.8m wide at the top - wide enough for five horses or ten soldiers side by side.

Badaling Great Wall offers an interesting climb and great views, although it can also be the most crowded (near the start). However, everyone is in good spirits and there is a sense of comraderie and fun involved in being with others. On a hot day, it can be quite exhausting to reach the top - but you will all be in the same boat! Nevertheless, if possible, try to avoid going on a national holiday or at the weekend.