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"Climbing the Great Wall of..." China Things to Do Tip by Spydey

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Climbing the Great Wall of China
There are three places you can visit the wall outside Beijing. My advice is to see the wall it all it's natural glory. You can go to the Sematai section of the wall where it stands in it's natural state. The Badaling section has been redone and made tourist-friendly. Sematai is the real thing.

Directions: Our tour was arranged within our hotel in downtown Beijing. A 2-1/2 hour bus ride to the countryside outside Beijing. I don't think Badaling is so far out.

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  • Written Feb 25, 2003
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