Great Wall

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It's impossible to imagine staying in Beijing without a trip to see the Great Wall, the largest manmade structure on the planet. Winding over thousands of miles, the wall follows every contour of the land it traverses, but it is at Simatai, where it straddles vertiginous ridges, that it takes on its most extraordinary appearance. Choose one of six departure points, depending on whether you want a quick look at the wall or a more challenging hike along this stone structure thousands of years old, which follows the border between China and Inner Mongolia.

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The Great Wall of China

Born of the desire to protect Chinese territory from barbarian invasions, the Great Wall of China is unquestionably one of the most fascinating human creations in existence, with its 6,700 km stretching from the Yellow Sea in the east to the Gobi desert in the west.

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Great Wall at Badaling
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