EVERY YEAR, people from all over the world flock to China — Beijing in particular — to visit the Great Wall. A series of defense fortifications snaking its way across Northern China, the Great Wall was built in stages over the last 2000 years. Listed as a UNESCO Heritage Site in 1987, it is visited by over 10 million people each year. If you want to make the most of your visit, here are a few tips every traveler should know.
1. It’s called great for a reason — pick where you want to visit carefully.
When you were a kid, you were probably told that the Great Wall of China was the only man-made object seen from outer space. While this isn’t true, it’s still pretty massive — over 5,000 km in length. From Beijing alone, there are around 14 segments that you can pick between to visit, due to this it’s best to decide what area you’d like to explore, then choose a section. There are hikes of every level throughout and it’s best to choose a route that fits your physical ability and stamina.
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