GW08: Badaling Great Wall Hiking
Meals: not included, but our guide will offer some suggestions.
- 1 person$260
- 2 persons$142
- 3 persons$113
- 4 persons$87
- 5 persons$79
- 6 persons$64
- 7 persons$62
- 8 persons$58
- 9 persons$54
If you would like to do this hike on your own, kindly refer to the following route.
Duration: 3 - 4 hours
Direction: Badaling North 1st Watchtower - North 11th Watchtower - Bear Garden - Great Wall Museum
Best Time to Visit: April to June; September to October
Highlights: Badaling is the best preserved and a very typical section of the Ming Dynasty Great Wall. Transportation to the attraction is convenient and fast, and the paths on the wall are easy to cover compared with other sections. A hiking trip to this section is suitable for inexperienced hikers, those who have limited time, and travelers who plan a leisurely tour.
Get up early and have a good breakfast before departure. We would recommend that you get to Badaling by bus. You can take the bus no. 877 from Deshengmen Arrow Tower. It takes about one hour, and the bus fare is CNY 12 per person.
Detailed transportation to Badaling
1. Wear suitable shoes. Take some water, snacks, and fruit with you, as there are no restaurants or shops on the Great Wall. Sunglasses, sun cream, and hats are necessary on sunny days; while gloves, scarves, and caps are useful in winter.
2. Toilets are available at the entrance and the exit of the attraction, so please be prepared before hiking. Remember to take toilet paper with you.
3. The fruit and vegetables provided in the Bear Garden are charged CNY 3 per plate. Do not touch them if you do not want to feed the bears.
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Photos of Badaling
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