Visiting the Great Wall:
Below, find out all the info you need for visiting the Great Wall. As you can imagine, Great Wall visitors number in the thousands per day. The Great Wall is one of China's most iconic sights and is a must-see for tourists, especially for those who will be in Beijing. While certain sections of the Great Wall are more touristy than others, no matter what the weather, no matter how big the crowds, visitors aren't disappointed with the Great Wall. It is truly a magnificent sight to see.
Great Wall History:
The Great Wall is more than just a big long wall along the north of China. Read the full Great Wall History article
to understand the centuries-long story of China's Great Wall.
Common Questions about the Great Wall:
Staying Near the Great Wall:
Day Tripping from Beijing:
The Great Wall of China is easiest visited on a day-trip from Beijing, easily accessed from Beijing by tour bus, public bus or by hiring transport. The most popular spot for Chinese tour groups is the Badaling
Section, as it is the closest to Beijing and has been open for the longest time to visitors (since 1957). But you don't have to settle for tourist masses. There are a number of sections to visit. The profiles below should help you decide what part of the Great Wall to visit.
Sections of the Great Wall near Beijing: