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  • Badaling Great Wall: Admission with Cable Car Return Ticket

    1. Badaling Great Wall: Admission with Cable Car Return Ticket

    Visit the most popular section of the Great Wall of China in Badaling. As the earliest open section of Great Wall, Badaling is well restored and accessible compared to other sections. Well equipped with stairs and handrails, this makes Badaling a great choice for all visitors. Explore the Great Wall to see how it was used to defend against invasion and the use of different parts, including the watchtower and the arrow holes. Challenge yourself to hike up the 4-kilometer long trails to the highest point, North Eighth Tower, and take breathtaking photos. Opt for an easier way with the cable car ticket included in this bundle, which takes you directly there. Don't forget to explore the nearby area, where you can find the Great Wall Museum and a market.

  • Badaling Great Wall and Ming Tombs Coach Tour from Beijing

    2. Badaling Great Wall and Ming Tombs Coach Tour from Beijing

    Benefit from early morning pick-up at your hotel in Beijing and then travel in an air-conditioned coach to Dingling Tomb, one of the 13 tombs of the Ming Dynasty emperors. See the underground palace and mausoleum of Emperor Wan Li.  Learn about the ancient art of jade carving at a jade shop, and then enjoy a traditional Chinese lunch at a local restaurant. Drive to the Badaling section of the legendary Great Wall of China. Located in the dramatic Yanshan Mountains, Badaling is the most famous and best-preserved section of the wall. Ride the cable car up the mountain (at your own expense) or hike to the 16th-century ramparts for far-reaching views. Take souvenir photos from the comfort of the coach. Then, get the chance to take part in a traditional Chinese tea ceremony and purchase different blends to take home.

    Generally the trip was OK. But the lunch was served too early at about 10:15 and was bad. The guide collected the trip reviews collectively and it was not possible to express your real point of view. I have an impression that this is a common way of collecting reviews but I hope to be wrong. All in all recommended:)

  • From Beijing: Badaling Great Wall & Ming Tomb Full-Day Tour

    3. From Beijing: Badaling Great Wall & Ming Tomb Full-Day Tour

    You will be picked up from your hotel, located within second ring road of Beijing, between 6:30 and 7:00 AM. On your way to the Great Wall, travel to the Ming Tombs 55 miles away from downtown reuiqring about an hour of driving. The thirteen Ming Tombs are the best preserved Chinese imperial tombs with a 600 year history. The tour of the Ming Tombs takes about an hour and finishes up at 10:45. Before lunch at 11:30, you will have 45 minutes for a short visit to the Jade Gallery. Jade carving is an important and famous blend of the excellent skills in carving and Chinese traditional cultures. Have a traditional Chinese lunch at the restaurant inside of the Jade Gallery. After lunch, travel to the entrance at Juyonguan of the Badaling Great Wall. There you will have 1.5-hours to hike and take in the appeal of this ancient location which is also where the first emperor of Beijing, Emperor ...

    This was a great trip. Our guide, Leon, did a great job keeping us informed and together. Although our group signed up for Badaling, it was too crowded and the bus couldn't get through so we had to go to another part of the wall. I'm just thankful we were able to get on the wall at all. Leon had the foresight to get us there hook or crook! Thank you Leon for a good tour experience!

  • From Beijing: Return Bus Transfer to Badaling Great Wall

    4. From Beijing: Return Bus Transfer to Badaling Great Wall

    Save time and money taking this dedicated bus direct to the Badaling section of the Great Wall. Climb aboard the bus departing from downtown Beijing City and arrive at Badaling. Start to explore the area by yourself. You also have the option to have the entry ticket and the cable car ticket pre-booked to save you time on the day.  Enjoy 4 hours of free time for hiking and exploring the museum. See the "Hero Slope", named after Chairman Mao's famous saying: "Before you reach the Great Wall, you're no hero". Marvel at this amazing structure that has been visited by many celebrities including President Nixon. Upon exiting the Great Wall, meet your guide at the meeting point at a dedicated time and take the bus back to Beijing City. You can choose to get off at the iconic Water Cube and Bird's Nest stadiums, instead of the departing location.

  • From Beijing: Badaling Great Wall Private Tour

    5. From Beijing: Badaling Great Wall Private Tour

    Meet your guide in the lobby of your hotel in downtown Beijing, then enjoy a hassle-free direct transfer to Badaling Great Wall in around 90 minutes. Arrive at this historic site constructed more than 2,500 years ago. Badaling Great Wall was built to protect the Chinese from invasions by fierce nomadic tribes to the North. First, your friendly guide will collect the tickets and take you to the shuttle that will take you up to the Great Wall. Your guide will explain interesting facts about the monument, its stories, and its importance in Chinese history.  Learn about the history of the site and take in the breathtaking views, surrounded by dense woods and rich pastures that change colors with the seasons. Admire the unique style of the wall, with densely concentrated watch towers, situated strategically in mountain passes.  Your guide will accompany you as you climb up to the first 2 w...

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What people are saying about Badaling

Overall rating

4.1 / 5

based on 101 reviews

What a fantastic day! Very good tour guide service!

This was a great tour! Our tour guide Sandy was well informative, approachable and made the tour bus ride between stops pass quickly. The Badaling Great wall and Ming tomb were interesting first stops before our visit to a jade factory where was also had lunch. Without a guide like this, you are missing out on just how big a feat, it was wonderful to see the great wall. Tea shop were informative and good deals were available if you were interested. We would recommend this tour in a heartbeat.

This was a great trip. Our guide, Leon, did a great job keeping us informed and together. Although our group signed up for Badaling, it was too crowded and the bus couldn't get through so we had to go to another part of the wall. I'm just thankful we were able to get on the wall at all. Leon had the foresight to get us there hook or crook! Thank you Leon for a good tour experience!

Great Experience

Our guide Tina ensured that we had a great tour. She knew exactly how to avoid the crowds and maximize our time at the Great Wall. We loved it. One suggestion would be to offer prepayment online for the cable car.

Good Tour and good value for money

Wilson our guide was excellent gave us a lot of information and really looked after the group.

Everything was well organized. Our guid was very nice.