The Adventuress Diaries – Hiking and Camping the Wild Great Wall of China

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The Great Wall is one of China’s most famous sights and what an impressive sight it is. The Great Wall is over 13,000 miles – that’s four times the span of the United States coast to coast. In addition to its impressive mileage, the Great Wall is also impressively old – with parts of the original wall dating back from 7 BCE. The wall has been destroyed and rebuilt several times since then, yet it still retains its magnificent awe factor.

I first visited the Great Wall when I was 16 years old on a high school exchange trip. We visited the Badaling section of the Great Wall which is the most popular section among tourists. Back then, we were all taken aback by how physically strenuous walking and climbing the Great Wall was. It was steep! This part of the Great Wall was also crowded with tourists, mostly because…

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