Great Wall Maps 2021
Great Wall is a world heritage site and top attraction in China. It is an embodiment of the culture, history, and building technology of ancient China and hiking is the best way to appreciate its charm. The location maps, tourist maps, transportation maps, cable car maps, and hiking maps printed below are for you to better arrange your Great Wall tour. >find Great Wall Hiking Tours here
Great Wall of China Location Maps
The history of Great Wall construction can date back to the Western Zhou Dynasty (1046 B.C.-771 B.C.). During the changes of dynasties, many emperors have ordered to build the Great Wall to defend their country. Most people may think that the Great Wall is only in Beijing city. However, it spans across several provinces in China such as Hebei, Shanxi, Gansu, Shandong, etc. The maps below will show you the 21196.18km Great Wall in China and some parts of it in different provinces.
Great Wall Tourist Maps
Though the Great Wall stretches thousands of kilometers, not every part of it is restored for travel. Here we have selected the tourist maps of some famous parts such as Badaling, Mutianyu, Jinshanling, Simatai, etc. You can choose one or more sections to plan your Great Wall tour.
Great Wall Transportation Maps
Because of their defensive functions, most sections of the Great Wall lie at the suburb of the city. It usually takes at least 1 hour to get there by car and more time by public transportation. The maps and links below will show you how to get to some of the famous parts of the Great Wall such as Badaling, Mutianyu, Simatai, Jinshanling, etc.
Great Wall Cable Car Maps
Cable cars are available in some sections of the Great Wall such as Badaling, Mutianyu, and Simatai. If you plan to travel these sections of the Great Wall, you can take a cable car to save your time and energy. By the way, the exciting and interesting toboggan is available in Badaling and Mutianyu.
Great Wall Hiking Maps
Hiking is the main reason for most travelers coming to the Great Wall. According to your own travelling time or physical condition, you can either hike the whole or some parts of a section of the Great Wall. The hiking maps below are for your reference.
How to Plan a Great Wall Hiking Tour
There are many choices for you to take a Great Wall hiking tour. Usually one day is enough to explore a section of the Great Wall such as Badaling, Mutianyu, Jiankou, Juyongguan, Huanghucheng, Simatai... As they are very popular among both domestic and foreign travelers and remotely located, you can start your trip at around 8:00 or earlier to one of the sections you like most. After about 2 hours' drive, you can start hiking the Great Wall at your own pace. Generally speaking, it will need about 3 or more hours. After that, you can either return to downtown Beijing or head to another section of the Great Wall. If you choose the latter one, it is recommended to leave your second hiking to the next day.
If you still have no clue about how to plan a Great Wall tour, here below are some most chosen Great Wall tour packages for your reference, or, you can contact us directly and tell us your needs, we will customize a tour that fits you most according to your own interests, physical conditions, budgets, and travelling time.
Featured Maps of Popular Attractions in Beijing
Apart from the Great Wall, Beijing has more than 200 attractions for your choise, among which the most famous ones are the Forbidden City, Summer Palace, Tiananmen Square, Temple of Heaven, etc. Check the maps below to know more about these attractions.
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