Badaling – Best Place to Enjoy Great Wall of China

The Great Wall of China (source: wikipedia.com)

 

China is a huge country with a vast territory and the largest population on earth. With such a large area, it is not surprising if we can meet many interesting places that can be visited. One of the most tourist popular attraction in China is the Great Wall.

Great Wall of China is a tourist spot that become evidence of the China’s imperial history. This wall originally stretch very long from west to east, and The Great Wall of China declared as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1987.
The Great Wall of China is a defensive-oriented building, the Great Wall was built about 220-206 BC, used to prevent attacks of the barbarians who inhabit the northern part of China.

According to historical records, this wall is 7,300 kilometers in length, 8 meters in height, and 5 – 8 meters in width. Every 180 m to 270 m there is a sort of surveillance tower, the tower height is 12 meters, this tower also used to store weapons and foodstuffs.

Other objectives are to secure the Silk Road, the main business line at the ancient times. As a fortifications, this wall was built along the top of the mountains and other complicated topographies, such as passing through desert, meadows, marshes, and it shows the intelligence of the ancestors of the Chinese people that able to carry out the construction of the Great Wall by applying vary of structures accordancing to local natural conditions.

Thanks to the development of infrared technology and latest GPS owned by the Chinese government, the experts can perform more detail measurements and it is revealed the actual length of Great Wall of China is 8,850 kilometers.

Trip to GREAT WALL OF CHINA

Nowadays, the Great Wall of China is no longer used as a military stronghold. In the present, the Great Wall used as Chinese most popular attraction. The beauty of the Great Wall is reflected on the grandeur, power and it’s greatness. Due to the great wall of China is very long, we can choose several tourist spot of the Great Wall of China: Badaling, Juyongguan, Mutianyu, etc. The most common to be visited is Badaling because the access is easy and the distance from Beijing is very close.

After buying ticket, we can walk into the gate. Then we will be greeted by bears in the cage. Yes, the bear cage. I myself not expected there will be some bears that live there, and we can give the bears a meals by paying 5 yuan. In addition to the bear cage, there are also some shops where we can shopping for souvenirs, snacks and typical foods of Chinese.

The wall at Badaling lied along the hilltops and it’s long enough for all visitors,  As far as eye can see we can see amazing scenery of the great wall Because Badaling is one of the most crowded place, during the holiday season this place will be crowded by tourists. make sure you visit this favourite place on earth if you are in China.

View Map to Badaling of Great Wall of China.

Photo of Great Wall of China

Great wall stops (source: wikipedia.com)

Great wall stops (source: wikipedia.com)

Great Wall Structure (source: wikipedia.com)

Great Wall Structure (source: wikipedia.com)

Great Wall of China on Hills (source: wikipedia.com)

Great Wall of China on Hills (source: wikipedia.com)

Great Wall of China at Badaling (source: wikipedia.com)

Great Wall of China at Badaling (source: wikipedia.com)

View from Great Wall of China (source: wikipedia)

View from Great Wall of China (source: wikipedia)

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