Keen to visit the Great Wall? Who isn’t? It’s one of those historical sites that takes pride of place on everyone’s China bucket list. There’s a reason people say they can see the wall from space (in fact, this is NOT true). We think it’s because the Great Wall is just so – great! Its length exceeds 13,000 miles, and in many places it is four to five meters wide. These measurements alone are staggering, but thankfully, visiting the wall from Beijing is easy. Our recommendations for the best points to scale the Great Wall and enjoy everything it has to offer are Mutianyu, Badaling, Simatai and Juyongguan. You can learn more about the Great Wall here . Something to note: Juyongguan is the section of the Great Wall located closest to Beijing (it is closer even than Badaling). Considered of great strategic significance in ancient times for its terrain, which brings together the best of all worlds with its clear streams, green mountains, blooming flowers and trees. Juyongguan is appreciated both for its picturesque landscape and the ancient wall, buildings, towers, and temples which can still be seen and experienced. Juyong Pass is referred to as the first to three considered along the wall to be impassable.
Update: June 17, 2021