Great Wall, a symbol of Chinese civilization and the crystallization of wisdom of Chinese, is the longest defensive wall in the world. The magnificent Great Wall stretches approximately 6700 km and spans nine provinces of China, just like a gigantic dragon lying in northern China. As one of the world’s eight grand world wonders, Great Wall, with a history of more than 2000 years, has witnessed the up and down of the earth, yet still remaining in the world. Nowadays, Great Wall has fulfiled its historical mission and become the most popular travel destination in the world. As a Chinese saying goes, "He who has never been to the Great Wall is not a true man." Any China tour would be incomplete if the Great Wall tour is not on the itinerary. The challenging Great Wall hiking tours will give you a vivid knowledge of its history, functions and awesome size.
As time goes by, some parts of the wall are in ruins or have disappeared, while sections have been well-preserved or repaired for visitors from all over the world to feel its supernatural scenery.There are 9 sections of Great Wall totally in Beijing and another 5 sections in other cities. They are respectively: Juyongguan Great Wall, Mutianyu GreatWall, BadalingGreat Wall, Jinshanling Great Wall, Simatai Great Wall, Gubeikou Great Wall, Shuiguan Great Wall, Huangguacheng Great Wall, Jankou Great Wall in Beijing. Shanhaiguan Great Wall in Hebei province, Jiayuguan Great Wall in Gansu Province, Hangyaguan Great Wall in Tianjin,Yumenguan (Jade gate) Great Wall in Dunhuang City of Gansu province,and Niangziguan Great Wall in Shanxi province. Among them, the most famous ones are Juyongguan Great Wall, Badaling Great Wall ,Mutianyu GreatWall in Beijing and Hebei Shanhaiguan Great Wall, Gansu Jiayuguan Great Wall.