"You are not a man if you have not been to the Great Wall." So the saying goes in China. The Great wall belongs not only to China, but is part of the cultural heritage of the whole world. No tourists can afford miss the chance to visit it if he/she comes to Beijing and it is usually the top item on any travel program.
With a history of over 2,000 years, the Great Wall is the symbol of China's ancient civilization. It starts from Bohai sea in the east and ends at Jiayuguan Pass in the west snaking a distance of 12,700 li (6,350 Kilometres). The section at Badaling, 75 kilometers north of Beijing is the most representative part of the Great Wall.กก