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Badaling Great Wall

Badaling Great Wall, Beijing
Badaling Great Wall China

Badaling Great Wall is located at Yanqing County, more than 70 kilometers northwest from the center of Beijing City. It is a mountain pass of the Jundu Mountain. Badaling is at the highest point of north end of the Guan'gou gorge, in which the Juyongguan Pass lies. In the history, the function of Badaling Great Wall was to protect the Juyongguan Pass. Badaling Great Wall became a very important military strategic place since the Spring and Autumn Period (770 BC - 476 BC) and the Warring States Period (476 BC - 221 BC). Many incomplete parts of the wall were proved to be built in the Warring States Period.

The wall of Badaling has a total length of 3, 741 meters with an average height of 8 meters. The highest part is 15 meters. The total area for a tour is 19, 000 square meters. The top of the wall can permit five horses to be ridden abreast. There are arched doors at the inner side of the wall with very little distance between each two doors. The arched doors lead you to the top of the wall by stone stairs.

Badaling was the earliest section open to the tourists among all the parts of the whole Great Wall. In 1987, Badaling was listed as a 'World Cultural heritage' by the United Nation.

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