Trip to Badaling Great Wall
By 2015-07-12 GAC
The Great Wall is a symbol of Chinese civilization, and one of the wonders that the Chinese people have created. Badaling Great Wall, the most representative part, was promoted as a key national cultural relic, protected under the approval of the State Council in 1961. In 1988, it was enlisted in the World Cultural Heritage Directory by UNESCO. On July 7, 2007, it gained the worldwide reputation once again: it was listed among the New Seven Wonders of the World.
Badaling Great Wall is situated in Yanqing County, over 43 miles (70 kilometres) north of Beijing. It is the most well-preserved section of the Great Wall, with a history dating back to 1505 during the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). Streching about 7.5 miles (12 kilometers) with 43 watch towers, this section with an average altitude of over 3,282 feet (1,000 meters) was once the outpost of the Juyongguan Pass. The wall is tortuous like a strong dragon winding along the steep mountain ranges. The strategic geographical features make it an age-old military stronghold. Now the section opened to tourists is about 2.3 miles (3.74 kilometers) in length, with 16 watch towers restored.
You are not a true hero until you climb the Great Wall of China. So 100% of our foreign clients in GAC program are eager to have a trip to the Badaling Great Wall, then here we are today. How can I tell you that it is really worthy, such a wonderful day to travel around and beautiful sunshine and is breezy which is quite rare here in Beijing in the hot summer especially. It takes us 3 hours here and we got many Chinese traditional souvenirs and enjoy some local fast food here.
FYI: worth a shot totally.
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