Great wall of China, Huairou District, China


What can you expect:

The Great Wall of China is a series of fortifications that were built across the historical northern borders of ancient Chinese states and Imperial China. The Great Wall of China is one of the greatest sights in the world (the longest wall in the world), With its six thousand kilometers, this defensive work was to protect China from attacks and invasions by nomadic peoples. Particularly known is the part that was built in 220-206 BC. led by Qin Shi Huang, the first emperor of China. The Great Wall of China is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The Great Wall facts:
Chinese name: 长城 (Chángchéng /channg-chnng/ ‘Long Wall’)
Location: Northern China
Length: 21,196.18 km (13,170.7 mi), all known sections were measured
History: more than 2,300 years

Photographer: Tom Fisk


Entrance fees to the various Scenic Areas and Parks that contain the wall can vary.
The most entrance tickets tend to be around 40 to 60 yuan per person. There are often discounts for children, students (bring ID), and seniors, although discounts can also vary by location.

Opening hours:

Monday7:30 am – 5:30 pm
Tuesday7:30 am – 5:30 pm
Wednesday7:30 am – 5:30 pm
Thursday7:30 am – 5:30 pm
Friday7:30 am – 5:30 pm
Saturday7:30 am – 5:30 pm
Sunday7:30 am – 5:30 pm

The location:

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