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Why Badaling with Tour/Guide ???

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Why Badaling with Tour/Guide ???

Plan to travel to Beijing and decided to go to Badaling to see Great wall but have some confusion..

I see lots of talk to take conducted tour to Badaling, don't we have some local bus to travel from Beijing city to Badaling??

Can we go and enjoy the Great wall at Badaling without a local guide or seeing some tea ceremony by conducted tour??

I would like to go there early morning and wish to come back in few hour so that I can spend my rest of the day for other things.

Any advice for family of four?

Taiyuan, China
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1. Re: Why Badaling with Tour/Guide ???

I prefer to visit one of the less crowded parts of the Wall than Badaling, but you certainly can go there on your own, and there are buses.

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2. Re: Why Badaling with Tour/Guide ???

interesting....I am also trying to find out answers to similar question about Greatwall....any one with good answer?

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3. Re: Why Badaling with Tour/Guide ???

One of the 919 buses apparently does this route, but I don't know which is the "correct" one.

If you've 4 people it might be worthwhile just getting your own vehicle and driver there and back. More convenient and time-flexible.

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4. Re: Why Badaling with Tour/Guide ???

You take bus 919 at De Sheng Men to the wall. 1st you take any subway to Ji Shui Tan. After getting off you head towards east 500meter and see a grey building call De Sheng Men. There are at least 10 different 919 taking you to Changping district and many tour buses. You keep going because only one take you to Badaling. The one for Badaling stops at east side of the grey building. confirm after you get on the bus.

The first bus leaves at early as 6:30 AM

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