As the most visited site in China’s great wall, Badaling has many aspects that makes it more convenient for travelers while it also enjoys some noteworthy aspects from a historical point of view. Perhaps the most practical reason that makes it easy for visitors is the fact that this portion of the great wall is just 70 miles away from urban Beijing and well connected to the city by the expressway which instantly rises up its attraction for the milling crowds of tourists.
The portion of the Great Wall that crosses this site was built during the Ming dynasty during 1505 and it had undergone considerable renovation before it was opened to the public in 1957. However care has been taken to preserve its original appearance so that the wall appears as historic as it claims to be. At a height of about 1000 metres above sea level at the highest point of the Jundu Mountain, Badaling enjoys a strategic location even as a military point, being also shielded by the famous Juyongguaong passes. Made of brick and stone, the wall is nearly about 8 km high and is said to be as wide as to accommodate 5 horses to ride side by side.
Granted the state as a Unesco World Heritage site and also the distinction of being one of the seven wonders of the world, the Great Wall of China, especially this portion of it has seen many famous people making their appearance here. Amongst them American President Richard Nixon, first emperor of China Qin Shihuang and Mao Ze Dong with his famous inscription on the wall are noted for their historic significance. The wall today is a rich and thriving point of tourism and there is a theatre as well as a museum quite close to Badaling.
With such a promising influx of visitors from round the walls, it is no wonder that hotels in China are well versed in their hospitality trade as to keep in comfort and pleasure the fastidious international travellers. Millennium & Copthorne Hotels China is well known for its fame in this trade with its luxurious interiors and residential options and other practical and contemporary conveniences offered suit globetrotting travellers. It is among the renowned Greater China hotels that any visitor would come across when he does his research for the best hotels to stay over in China.