Hikers, tourists, and anyone generally excited by the prospect of there now being stuff to do in Beijing, will be happy to hear that portions of the Badaling Great Wall have reopened after a long winter slumber. The two portions now open to the public include the sixth gate tower in the North and the fifth and a half gate tower in the South, which will welcome guests from 9am to 4pm daily. The Waterside Great Wall, the ancient Great Wall, and the Museum of Great Wall at Badaling will remain closed until further notice.
Given that the park will cap attendance at 30 percent, reservations are needed one day in advance. Visitors are required to bring an ID card (passports for foreigners), scan a QR code that will prove they’ve remained in Beijing for the last two weeks, and submit to temperature screenings. Once visitors enter the Great Wall area, they must wear masks during the entirety of their trip and keep a one-meter distance from one another.
Below, we’ll walk you through on how to reserve your tickets to Badaling Great Wall.
Buy tickets to Badaling Great Wall via WeChat
First, follow Badaling Great Wall on WeChat (ID: GreatWall-badaling), select 微购票 (purchase tickets) and choose 个人购票 (single ticket).
Enter your phone number and you will receive a code to log in. One the next page, choose 散客购票 (individual tickets purchase) and choose which date you’d like to visit.
Select the type of ticket you’d like to purchase:
- 成人票: General admissions ticket
- 未成年人票: Discount ticket (7-18 years old)
- 学生优惠票: Student discount ticket (from primary to college students)
- 儿童免费票: Kid’s free ticket (under 6 years old)
- 老人免费票: Senior free ticket (over the age of 60)
Select the type and number of tickets you’d like. Then, enter your phone number, complete the captcha verification, and receive a verification code via SMS.
Enter your full name and ID, choosing from the options in the dropdown menu (first is for Chinese ID cardholders, second for foreign passports, and third is for Hong Kong/Macao/Taiwan ID cardholders).
You will need to submit the same details for each person you are buying a ticket for. Choose between morning or afternoon visit time.
Finally, you’ll enter the payment summary page, where you can choose to pay via mobile payment or Union Pay card, with a 10-minute window to complete your order.
This article originally appeared on our sister site, beijingkids.
Images: Melissa (via Unsplash), Wendy Xu