The Great Wall at Badaling

on Sunday, December 6, 2009

(This picture can be enlarged by clicking on it.)

The most visited portion of the Great Wall is the Badaling section near Beijing. It was the first section to be opened to tourists. The gate at Badaling is in the lower left-hand portion of the picture above. The picture was taken in 1987 when I hiked up the south section of the wall from the gate. When I returned in 1990 I hiked up the north section to the watch tower in the top center.

The picture above was scanned from a slide.