As a landmark of one of the must-see attractions in China, the Great Wall of China can be divided into many pats. And for travelers, some parts of the Great Wall of China are recommended to visit. Here in this article, we are providing with some useful information about visiting the Great Wall to help you choose a visit to suit your needs and requirements:
Below are four sections which are most popular with many Great Wall visitors and highly recommended:
Badaling Great Wall: the easiest to climb while the most crowded section
Located in Yanqing County of Beijing
, Badaling section is the earliest part open to the public. With a comparative over-developing situation, Badaling section now may be the most crowded one with many vendors along the road.
Without the consideration of the crowded people, Badaling is the easiest part to climb so that the old can also choose this part of the Great Wall of China.
Badaling Great Wall can be reached by Badaling express within 1 hour from Beijing City
Places to get the Badaling express:
♦ East side of Qianmenlou
♦ Tain’anmen Square Historical Museum
♦ Southeastern side of Chongwenmen Street
Mutianyu Great Wall: cable cars for people to climb yet further than Badaling Great Wall from Beijing downtown
Located in Huairou County in Beijing and reputed as the most completed preserved part, Mutianyu section connects Juyongguan Pass in the west and Gubeikou section in the east.
♦ Mutianyu Great Wall can be reached by coach within 2 hours from Beijing City
♦ Mutianyu Express information: take Mutianyu express in Beijing North Train Station to Beizhai Station, then by taxi to get to Mutianyu Great Wall.
♦ For travelers who could not walk too much, Mutianyu Great Wall offers cable way service to take you to the top of it
♦ Since Mutianyu is farer than Badaling, it is not as crowded as Badaling.
Simatai Great Wall: Top choice for Great Wall Hikers and Photographers
Located in Miyun County of Beijing, Simatai Great Wall is famous for it original Great Wall scene which may be preserved from its construction time. And this part is more suitable for hikers and photographers cause there is no much well-constructed facilities for each kinds of travelers.
♦ Simatai Great Wall can be reached by coach around 4 hours from Beijing City.
♦ No express to Simatai Section
♦ The classical Great Wall hiking route is from Simatai to Jinshanling
Jingshanling Great Wall: on the express road between Beijing and Chengde
Located in the Miyun County, Jinshanling Great Wall is one of the best preserved parts of the Great Wall which may shows its charms to the hiking fans at all times. With a distance about 140 kilometers (87 miles) northeast of Beijing
city, Jinshanling Section connects to the Simatai Section of the wall in the east and Gubeikou section in the west. It is the most representative part of the Chinese brick-made dragon.
♦ Jinshanling Great Wall can be reached by the coach from Beijing city to Chengde
♦ There will be a Beijing – Jinshanling Great Wall non-stop coach in some months, one way duration is about 2 hours from Beijing Dongzhimen to the Jinshanling scenic area entrance
♦ Jinshanling is another part popular for Great Wall hikers and photographers