There’s a famous saying不到长城非好汉 – “He who does not reach the Great Wall is not a true man”. I don’t like writing about some of the touristy aspects of China, since Beijing has way more to offer than just the main tourist destinations and other writers can rant about that, but not many people know that there are various sections of the Great Wall that is open to tourists. The most touristy part of the wall is the easiest to get to and, in my opinion, the most un-authentic part of the wall: Badaling Great Wall. During peak season at Badaling, you will have to physically wait in line to climb the great wall. There are many other sections of the wall but here are some photos from Jinshanling Great wall from November 2010. It’s a bit harder to get to since it’s 100 kilometers away from central Beijing but if you want to experience the Great Wall where there’s not to many people and hike through the beaten paths, Jinshanling Great Wall is the best choice for you.