Come to Great Wall and Be A True Hero This Summer

The majestic Great Wall is full of greenery and looks more vibrant against the endless green fields in the summertime.

Badaling Great Wall




Source: Official Website of Badaling Great Wall and "Beautiful Yanqing"


"Haohan"(Hero) Stone Table/Source: "Beautiful Yanqing"

The Badaling Great Wall, known as the "First Barrier of Beijing", is strategically located to guard the Juyongguan Pass. Badaling is like a "dragon lantern" tucked up in the mountains at night, with its old walls silhouetted against the black sky by a plethora of bright lights.

Operating Hours: 7:30-16:00 (November 1 to March 31 of the following year); 6:30-16:30 (April 1 to October 31)

Opening Hours for Night Tours: 18:30-22:00, April 30 to October 6, 2024

Badaling Ancient Great Wall Scenic Spot



Source: Official WeChat Account of "Beautiful Yanqing"

Badaling Ancient Great Wall is located 5 kilometers southwest of Badaling Great Wall Scenic Area. Its uniqueness lies in the fact that it has not experienced any large-scale renovations and restorations, and still maintains its ancient form, which allows you to feel the vicissitudes of history and a sense of gravity.

Operating Hours: 09:00-16:30 (April 1 to October 31 with last entry at 16:30); 09:00-16:00 (November 1 to March 31 of the following year with last entry at 16:00)

Mutianyu Great Wall



The Mutianyu Great Wall lies in a strategic position with dense watchtowers. Its entire border wall was constructed along the mountain ridges, demonstrating its immense majesty and strategic importance and embodying the essence of the Great Wall of the Ming Dynasty.

Operating Hours: 07:30-18:00, Monday-Friday with last entry at 17:30 and 07:30-18:30, Saturday-Sunday with last entry at 18:00 (March 16-November 15); 08:00-17:30 (November 16-March 15 of the next year with last entry at 17:00)

Ticket sales will stop 1 hour in advance, and entrance checkpoints will close 30 minutes in advance.

Huanghuacheng Lakeside Great Wall


The Huanghuacheng Lakeside Great Wall is renowned for its uniqueness – three sections are submerged under the lake water. This is the only part of the Great Wall in Beijing connecting with a lake.

Operating Hours: 08:00-17:00, from Monday to Friday; 08:00-18:00, on Saturdays and during festivals and holidays; 08:00-17:00 on Sundays and the last day of festivals and holidays

Xiangshuihu Great Wall

Xiangshuihu Great Wall was a pivotal project during the Ming Dynasty. Today, the attractive location is home to ancient caves, mountains, rivers, springs, waterfalls, and rock sculptures dating back to the Ming Dynasty. It is another well-equipped and spectacular tourist site in Beijing’s suburbs.

Operating Hours: 7:30-18:00 (February 21-November 15)

As the old Chinese saying goes, "He who has never been to the Great Wall is not a true hero." Which one of these Great Wall sections would you like to visit?

Source: Official WeChat account of Beijing Municipal Bureau of Culture and Tourism