China - The Great Wall (Chapter)
This is the Great Wall chapter from Lonely Planet’s China guidebook.
China’s greatest engineering triumph and must-see sight, the Great Wall wriggles haphazardly from its scattered Manchurian remains in Liaoning province to wind-scoured rubble in the Gobi desert and faint traces in the unforgiving sands of Xinjiang.
- join the crowds at Badaling, the most famous and picturesque stretch of the Wall
- hike unrestored stretches of the Wall from the ancient fortified village of Gubeikou
- toboggan down restored sections of the Wall around Mutianyu
- restaurants & accommodation
Coverage includes: Great Wall History, Visiting the Wall, Mutianyu, Gubeikou, Jiankou, Zhuangdaokou, Jinshanling, Huanghua Cheng, Badaling.
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