Great Wall

 

The Great Wall stretches for 5,500 miles (8, 852 km), from Hushan in Liaoning Province in the east to Jiayuguan Pass in Gansu Province in the west.

It can be visited at many places along the way, but conditions vary considerably – from excellent and easily walkable to highly degraded with difficult access.

Among the best preserved and most popular parts of the wall are those north of Beijing, near the towns of Badaling and Juyongguan.

There is a cable car to help reach the wall, but hiking is also popular.

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The Great Wall Courtyard Hostel

The Great Wall Courtyard Hostel is just 500 metres from the Badaling Great Wall. It offers a business centre with fax and photocopying services, and free on-site parking. Average score from 17 guest reviews: 7.8/10.

$89 - $86

 
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Beijing Badaling Qinglongquan Leisure Resort

Enjoying views of the Great Wall of China, Beijing Badaling Qinglongquan Leisure Resort offers karaoke rooms and barbecue facilities. Guests can also play billiards or table tennis. Free private parking is available. Average score from 64 guest reviews: 7.8/10.

$69

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Holiday Inn Resort Beijing Yanqing

Surrounded by vast greenery, Holiday Inn Resort Beijing Yanqing is a cosy base located in Yanqing, a 5-minute drive from Songshan Nature Reserve. Average score from 64 guest reviews: 7.5/10.

$83

 
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The Juyongguan Great Wall Hotel Beijing

The Juyongguan Great Wall Hotel Beijing is a 3-minute walk from Juyongguan Great Wall. It offers classic Chinese-style architecture with free Wi-Fi in all areas. On-site parking is free. Average score from 11 guest reviews: 5.1/10.

$52

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Commune by the Great Wall

Designed by 12 talented Asian architects, Commune by the Great Wall is well acclaimed as a "New Architectural Wonder of China". Average score from 85 guest reviews: 7.1/10.

$208 - $405

 
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7Days Inn Beijing Yanqing

7Days Inn Beijing Yanqing

7Days Inn Beijing Yanqing offers pet-friendly accommodation in Yanqing. Rooms come with a flat-screen TV with cable channels. You will find a kettle in the room. Rooms include a private bathroom. Average score from 85 guest reviews: 8.8/10.

$23

$238.8
GreenTree Inn Beijing Yanqing District Railway Station North Plaza South CaiYuan Hotel

GreenTree Inn Beijing Yanqing District Railway Station North Plaza South CaiYuan Hotel

Featuring free WiFi throughout the property, GreenTree Inn Beijing Yanqing District Railway Station North Plaza South CaiYuan Hotel offers accommodation in Yanqing. All rooms have a TV with cable channels. You will find a kettle in the room. Average score from 13 guest reviews: 8.3/10.

$23

$238.3
Badaling Hao Han Po Country House

Badaling Hao Han Po Country House

Badaling Hao Han Po Country House offers accommodation in Yanqing. The Great Wall Museum of China is 100 metres away. Free WiFi is offered throughout the property. The accommodation is air conditioned and has a TV with cable channels. Average score from 14 guest reviews: 7.0/10.

$32

$327.0
Yezilan Farm House Beijing

Yezilan Farm House Beijing

Yezilan Farm House Beijing is located in Yanqing, 700 metres from Longqingxia Ice Lantern. Longqingxia Scenic Area is 1.4 km from the property. Free private parking is available on site. Yezilan Farm House Beijing features free WiFi . Average score from 7 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$20

$20-
Beijing Shaojia Guest House

Beijing Shaojia Guest House

Featuring free WiFi throughout the property, Beijing Shaojia Guest House offers accommodation in Beijing, 47 km from Summer Palace. The rooms are equipped with a TV. For your comfort, you will find slippers and a hairdryer. Average score from 8 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$20

$20-
Xiang Rui Guang Hui Express Hotel Sha He University Branch

Xiang Rui Guang Hui Express Hotel Sha He University Branch

Featuring free WiFi and a restaurant, Xiang Rui Guang Hui Express Hotel Sha He University Branch offers accommodation in Changping. A TV with cable channels is offered. There is a 24-hour front desk and shops at the property. Average score from 10 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$21

$21-
Beijing Laozhang Garden Farmstay Longqingxia Branch

Beijing Laozhang Garden Farmstay Longqingxia Branch

Beijing Laozhang Garden Farmstay Longqingxia Branch offers pet-friendly accommodation in Yanqing. Free WiFi is available in all areas. The farmstay is a 7-minute drive from Longqingxia Scenic Area. Average score from 4 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$22

$22-
Beijing Old Zhang Garden Farmstay Xiandai Gongshe

Beijing Old Zhang Garden Farmstay Xiandai Gongshe

Situated in Yanqing, 9 km from Shijinglong Ski Area, Beijing Old Zhang Garden Farmstay Xiandai Gongshe features free WiFi access and free private parking. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. Rooms have a flat-screen TV with cable channels. Average score from 5 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$22

$22-
Home Inn Beijing Changping Tiyuguan

Home Inn Beijing Changping Tiyuguan

Home Inn Beijing Changping Tiyuguan is set in Changping, 10 km from Ming Tombs and 16 km from Great Wall of China - Juyongguan. Each room at this hotel is air conditioned and has a TV with cable channels. You will find a kettle in the room. Average score from 5 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$22

$22-
Badaling Inn

Badaling Inn

Set in Yanqing, 1.8 km from Badaling Ski Area, Badaling Inn features air-conditioned rooms and free private parking. Badaling Inn features free WiFi . Average score from 12 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$22

$22-
Beijing Zhongwang Farmstay

Beijing Zhongwang Farmstay

Beijing Zhongwang Farmstay offers accommodation in Changping District. Free WiFi is available in all areas. The property is a 15-minute drive from Ming Tombs. Changping Railway Station is located a 30-minute drive away. Average score from 15 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$22

$22-
Badaling Golden Hotel

Badaling Golden Hotel

Set in Yanqing, 2 km from Badaling Ski Area, Badaling Golden Hotel features air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi. The homestay has a sun terrace and views of the mountain, and guests can enjoy a meal at the restaurant. Rooms are equipped with a TV. Average score from 10 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$23

$23-
Beijing Modern Inn

Beijing Modern Inn

Set in Yanqing County, Beijing Modern Inn offers simply furnished guestrooms. Both free WiFi access and free parking space are provided here. Average score from 13 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$23

$23-
Badaling King Hostel

Badaling King Hostel

Situated in Beijing, 47 km from Summer Palace, Badaling King Hostel features air-conditioned rooms and free private parking. Badaling King Hostel features free WiFi throughout the property. A flat-screen TV is offered. Average score from 15 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$23

$23-
Beijing Jinhuayu Shishang Hotel

Beijing Jinhuayu Shishang Hotel

Accepting only Mainland Chinese citizens, Beijing Jinhuayu Shishang Hotel offers simply-furnished accommodation in Beijing‘s Changping District. Free WiFi is accessible in all areas. Changping Railway Station is a 15-minute drive away. Average score from 8 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$24

$24-
Beijing Longqingxia 818 Farm Stay

Beijing Longqingxia 818 Farm Stay

Featuring free WiFi throughout the property, Beijing Longqingxia 818 Country Hotel offers accommodation in Yanqing. Longqingxia Scenic Area is 3.8 km from Beijing Longqingxia 818 Country Hotel. Beijing West Railway Station is 74 km from the... Average score from 9 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$24

$24-
Badaling Gu Cheng Xi She Homestay

Badaling Gu Cheng Xi She Homestay

Badaling Gu Cheng Xi She Homestay is situated in Yanqing, 9 km from Shijinglong Ski Area. Rooms have a TV. You will find a kettle in the room. For your comfort, you will find slippers and free toiletries. Average score from 14 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$24

$24-

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Combination
Unusual Local Feature

World's Longest Manmade Structure

There are many sections of the Great Wall that can be visited, but they vary in their state of restoration.

Badaling and Juyongguan areas are the closest to Beijing and the most crowded.

Mutianyu. Slightly further than Badaling, equally well restored, significantly less crowded, and has greener and more scenic surroundings.

Huanghuacheng. Even less crowded than the others, this section has less restoration and more challenging access, but it also includes one of the best-built sections of the Great Wall.
Archeological Sites
The Great Wall dominates the competition for world’s longest historic landmark. To learn more about specific portions of the wall, see the Highlight icon for Unusual Mixed Feature.

The Great Wall Museum (down the "Badaling Pedestrian Street" and up a hill behind the "Circle Vision Theater") provides walk-through exhibits offering a good overview of the wall's multi-dynasty history, along with many artifacts from those time periods and photo-worthy models of watchtowers, scaling ladders, etc.
Natural
Hiking and Trekking
Hike the wall as far as you can go to get away from the crowds. This will often take visitors to unrestored portions of the wall where some scrambling is needed. One popular hike is from Jinshangling to Simatai (10km).

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