The Great Wall of China Reviews
Newest Review: ... an entrance fee of 40 yen in the winter and 45 yen in the summer. I would definitely recommend wearing walking shoes when you do this. As we did it in winter there were lots of patches of ice on the steps making it slippery but this section of the wall was built in the Ming Dynasty 1300 - 1600 so is fairly old. That said, it is well maintained and is safe to walk. The upwards walk features track and steps (lots of them) you will need to be fairly fit to make it up there. I am not sure that I could have done it in 40 degree heat with smog but had no problem in winter. The walk takes you up through 4 gun turrets - the places where troops... more
Customer The Great Wall of China Reviews (2)
by - written on 16/06/10 (Very useful, 140 readings)
We were lucky enough to visit the Great Wall of China just north of Beijing City during our stay. It was a bitterly cold day with the temperature not rising above - 6 degrees celcius so it was absolutely freezing. Although it was cold the low temperature meant that the air was nowhere near as polluted as it can be in Beijing and as the sun was out we got some amazing views as we walked up. We visited a section of the wall at Badaling which is one that you can walk up in about an hour. It is reached either on a day trip (China Travel Service or Dragonbus) or by bus. There is an entrance fee of 40 yen in the winter and 45 yen in the summer. ... Read the complete review
by - written on 26/10/09 (Very useful, 128 readings)
The Great Wall of China Badaling. The Great Wall of China is one of the most wonderful sights you are likely to see on your trip to china. It is a magnificent structure that apparently can be seen from outer space although there is some debate whether this is true. It stretches for over 5000 miles across the whole of china from the desserts in the West right to the sea in the East over mountains. Building of the great wall started approximately 476 years BC and was finally completed during the Ming Dynasty in about 1644. The wall was originally built to try and stop the Northern nomadic tribes from invading China and they just kept building and ... Read the complete review
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