The Great Wall of China, long regarded as the symbolic architecture of china, is the largest construction on earth and the subject of most mythologies. Stretching for over 5000 kilometers through mountains, rivers, valleys and desert in North China, it witnessed China's many vicissitudes. No visit to China would be complete for you without reaching the Great Wall.
Badaling is the most popular section as it is close to Beijing, however it is becoming dramatically busy in the past years due to popularity of Chinese domestic travelers. More travelers are looking for an off-the-beaten-path experience instead of tourist hordes. Hiking and trekking on less-visited sections of the Great Wall is now possible.