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- 98%History Buffs
- 59%Outdoor Enthusiasts
- 56%Adventure Travelers
- 56%Family Travelers
- 53%Spiritual Seekers
- 51%Business Travelers
Member Reviews (153)
- Great WallMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 4Nov 17, 2013
A one of a kind experience is to do an overnight hiking trip on the Great Wall of China. Sleep under the stars in an ancient guard tower or in a tent on the edge of the wall.
- Great WallAmbassadorMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFoodies+ 4Nov 14, 2013
After lunch at a local restaurant where we had goose hot pot and kung pao goose, we took a scenic drive through the countryside and mountains to reach China's most renowned monument - the Great Wall. The wall was begun in the 5th century BC to keep out foreign invaders. Construction continued for centuries, eventually linking up the walls of the former independent kingdoms. The Great Wall meanders through China's northern mountain ranges from the Yellow Sea to the Gobi Desert - a distance of over 3500 miles! Chairman Mao once said "You haven't walked on the Wall, you haven't been a good Chinese." We climbed a section of the Great Wall at Badaling, and it certainly was a difficult hike! The Great Wall is very steep, and with uneven steps meandering up the mountain-side, the way up was difficult and the way down was even more haphazard (thank you, rails)!!! Once you're at the top of some of the battlements, you totally get a sense of the enormity of the ancient edifice, and marvel at one of humankind's greatest achievements! There's even a section at the Great Wall, where they offer slide cars, that go down the mountain next to the walls. What's next? A giant water slide!?!
- Great WallMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 2Aug 27, 2013
The Great Wall is huge and goes on and on. It's hard not to go here and not be impressed by the grandeur and scale of the place. The constant presence of tourists can be annoying after a while, so if you're going to go, then arrive early in the morning when there is barely anyone around. Also, go to a different section of the wall besides Badaling.Recommended for:History Buffs
- Great WallMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFoodies+ 3Jul 04, 2013
Today, the Great Wall of China. Not only the splendor of it that attracts visitors from around the world. But its also the cultural and historical importance of China. Leading experts in various fields to study and research the Chinese government has been working to protect and restore this long wall.
I saw many children in local and foreign took their little steps up to the top. My second time of the Great Wall took longer time from the first. That's a way to check your healthy from these all steps.
- Great WallMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodiesLuxury Travelers+ 3Apr 21, 2013
AMAZING human feat so amazing it was the first manmade structure that was visible from space and this wall is over thousands of years old. Today it is as magnificent as it probably once was due to more awareness to preserve and protect it.
- Great WallMar 24, 2013
One of the greatest things I've ever seen. It's unbelievable how long it is and how steep some sections are. I visited the Great Wall when it was covered in snow and it was gorgeous. You can get there by bus (around 350 Yuan), by train or if you want to take your time just take a cab (around 700-800 Yuan). It's definitely worth the visit.
- Great WallMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersBusiness Travelers+ 1Feb 19, 2013
Whereas Badaling might be where everyone goes, this segment of the Great Wall is far quieter and in many ways more pristine. If you want a better experience where you aren't pushed out of the way and marketed a camel ride I would suggest coming here!
- Great WallJan 17, 2013
It can snow and the sun can beat down here at the Great Wall, so make sure you are prepared! The steps are all uneven to give you a great workout At every mark, there's a photo opportunity.
There's tons of tourist here and its pretty much unavoidable. The great wall is something you have to do once in your lifetime! So go!!!
- Great WallJan 09, 2013
La muralla en sí, por lo menos a mí, no me impresionó. Es decir, lo que tiene de impresionante es su gran extensión, pero lógicamente eso solo se ve únicamente desde google earth! Igualmente, es una muy buena experiencia. Conocer uno de los emblemas de China y respirar su historia. Además tiene un plus físico (que a mi me gusta pero puede que a algunas personas no): es un desafío subir los escalones!