Badaling (八达岭)

Badaling is probably the most visited part of the Great Wall by many tourists, Chinese and foreign. This part of the wall was built during the Ming Dynasty around the year 1505. The highest point is 1015 m above sealevel. The length of this section is approximately 80 km. It is located north-east of Beijing.

Mutianyu (慕田峪)

To the north-east of Beijing you will find the Mutianyu section of the Great Wall. The Mutianyu section is older than the Badaling section of the Great Wall. Construction of the present wall began, building over the previous wall, during the early years of the Ming Dynasty. In 1404, a pass was built in the wall. In 1569, the Mutianyu section was rebuilt and till today most parts of it are well preserved.