Beijing is a fascinating city with both classic and modern flair. Small alleys, old teahouses, trendy bar streets, bustling commercial districts, infinite modern elements and old Beijing authentic Beijing flavors blend together to build a profound cultural heritage and orthodoxy of Beijing City without losing its elegant lifestyle. For people all over the world who have a travel in Beijing, the places that must take a visit in Beijing include Tiananmen, the Forbidden City, and the Great Wall. In addition, you can make a variety of choices based on your interests. Whether it is a couple traveling or a parent-child tour, looking for a royal monument or a fashion district, you can find the best place to go in Beijing. And if you are energetic and like climbing, the Badaling Great Wall is your top choice too.
The Badaling Great Wall is known as one of the “nine frontier fortresses” in the world and is the essence of the Ming Great Wall scenery. It is 1015 meters above sea level and is also the outpost of Juyongguan. It is divided into two parts: The South Great Wall and the North Great Wall. There are 7 enemy buildings in the South Great Wall. There are relatively few tourists. There are 12 enemy buildings in the North Great Wall, which is difficult to climb. The 8th Building of the North is the highest enemy building in the Badaling Great Wall. It is also known as the “Sunrise Viewing Stand” and is the best place to overlook the Great Wall. This is a must-see for visiting Beijing. More than 300 world-renowned people such as Nixon and Mrs Thatcher have climbed the Great Wall.
Official telephone number of The Badaling Great Wall: 010-69121383;010-69121226.
Reference for time needed: more than 3 hours.
How to go to The Badaling Great Wall:
Take the No.877 bus or the S2 line EMU to Badaling.
Tickets from April 1st to October 31st: 40 RMB for adult tickets.
Tickets from November 1st to October 31st: 35 RMB for adult tickets.
From April 1st to June 30th and from September 1st to October 31st during Monday to Sunday: 06:30 a.m.-19:00 p.m.
From November 1st to March 31st during Monday to Sunday: 07:00 a.m.-18:00 p.m.
From July 1st to August 31st during Monday to Sunday: 06:00 a.m.-19:30 p.m.