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Great Wall of China

Beijing, China
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The formidable fortification is what makes a journey to China complete. The fortress spans a total length of 8,851.8 kilometers, snaking from the country's eastern coast deep into the Gobi Dessert, but the Wall near the capital are the most visited and best revamped sections. Officially, there are four stretches of the wall that travelers can access: Badaling and Juyongguan northwest of Beijing, Simatai north of Beijing and Mutianyu northeast of Beijing. They add up to about 30 kilometers in length. However, there has been a growing interest among tourists to see the Wall in its natural decaying status (though the Chinese government doesn't encourage tourists to do so). The most popular sections of "wild... Read More

The formidable fortification is what makes a journey to China complete. The fortress spans a total length of 8,851.8 kilometers, snaking from the country's eastern coast deep into the Gobi Dessert, but the Wall near the capital are the most visited and best revamped sections. Officially, there are four stretches of the wall that travelers can access: Badaling and Juyongguan northwest of Beijing, Simatai north of Beijing and Mutianyu northeast of Beijing. They add up to about 30 kilometers in length. However, there has been a growing interest among tourists to see the Wall in its natural decaying status (though the Chinese government doesn't encourage tourists to do so). The most popular sections of "wild Great Wall" are Huanghuacheng, Jiankou and Gubeikou.

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