Tour of the Cultural Heritage, Great Wall | First Stop, Badaling Great Wall


The Great Wall is a representative symbol of the Chinese nation and Chinese civilization, the largest and most widely distributed world cultural heritage in China, and a great architectural miracle in human history. This route takes the Ming Great Wall as the main scenery, connects the tourist attractions with the essence of the Ming Great Wall as the core and displays China's ancient construction technology and military defense ideas. It also allows people to appreciate the magnificent appearance of the Great Wall while understanding the wonderful history and colourful culture of the areas along the Great Wall, and enhances the cultural confidence and national pride of the Chinese people.

Badaling Great Wall

Badaling Great Wall is located in Yanqing District, Beijing, winding over the lofty mountains of the Yanshan Mountain Range. Among thousands of passes on the Great Wall, it is the most well-preserved section, with the longest history, the richest culture, the most magnificent architecture, the most spectacular scenery, and the most famous reputation. It is an outstanding representative of the Great Wall and the most essential part of the Ming Great Wall.

Badaling Great Wall is called one of the nine fortresses in the world, which is an important part of the Great Wall defense project of ancient China, a defile of the Ming Great Wall, and an outpost of Juyongguan, an important pass of the Great Wall. The Badaling Great Wall is the best preserved and most representative section of the Ming Great Wall, so it is the earliest part of the Great Wall to be opened to tourists. Badaling Great Wall is majestic and precipitous, beautiful and green. "Yuguan Tianqian" is one of the eight scenic spots of Juyongguan in the Ming Dynasty, which is famous for its vast scenery and the slogan that “one who fails to reach the Great Wall is not a hero”.

Every April, the Badaling Great Wall gradually enters the season of hiking and flower appreciation, with clusters of apricot blossoms and mountain peach blossoms surrounding the inside and outside of the Great Wall. The fusion of rigid and soft beauty forms an unparalleled charm, adding enough excitement to the Great Wall journey. When the spring breeze blows, the branches full of apricot blossoms sway and dance with the wind. Apricot blossoms are far less fragrant than roses, and the apricot blossoms full of trees only have a faint fragrance, but it is enough to make people feel the pure and elegant quality of apricot blossoms. Stand on the majestic Great Wall, look up at its heroic posture, listen to its breath, feel its grandeur and vicissitudes, enjoy the visual feast of apricot blossoms, with the beautiful scenery of the outside world at your fingertips.

In addition, in order to offer tourists diverse tour options and in-depth experience, Badaling Great Wall also launches night tours from time to time. Under the illumination, the distant mountains are green, the trees nearby are rustling in the wind, the “jade dragon” flies among the lofty mountains, and the "Yuguan Tianqian" looks magnificent. Visitors can feel the unique charm of the Great Wall at its foot.

Address: Badaling Town, Yanqing District, Beijing