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Great wall of China – Badaling China

Last month while combining business with pleasure I visited Great Wall of China at Badaling.  Before going to the wall I visited the Ming Dynasty Tombs where I learned how cold it can be ;-). The temperature was around -10 degrees and the wall was scheduled after lunch. During this time of year (January) it can be very cold.

The tour started at 1PM and I had two hours to walk and explore the Great Wall. It was even colder than at Ming Tombs with the cold mountain winds. I took some nice pictures and one panorama at the end. Thanks to Scott Kelby’s tips this time the panorama worked out.

It was a great experience being there.

Badaling (simplified Chinese: 八达岭; traditional Chinese: 八達嶺; pinyin: Bādálǐng) is the site of the most visited section of the Great Wall of China, approximately 50 miles (80 km) northwest of urban Beijing city in Yanqing County, which is within the Beijing municipality. The portion of the wall running through the site was built during the Ming Dynasty, along with a military outpost reflecting the location’s strategic importance. The highest point of Badaling is Beibalou (traditional Chinese: 北八樓), approximately 0.63 miles (1,015 m) above sea level.

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