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One of the 7 wonders of the modern world, the Great Wall of China at Badaling. At right can be seen part of the monorail to get 200 feet elevation up to the base of the Wall. I was just happy to have a blue sky after it rained on my first attempt.

"Badaling (simplified Chinese: 八达岭; traditional Chinese: 八達嶺; pinyin: Bādálǐng) is the site of the most visited section of the Great Wall of China, approximately 50 miles (80 km) northwest of Beijing city in Yanqing County, which is within the Beijing municipality. The portion of the wall running through the site was built during the Ming Dynasty, along with a military outpost reflecting the location's strategic importance.The highest point of Badaling is Beibalou (traditional Chinese: 北八樓), approximately 0.63 miles (1,015 m) above sea level."

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Badaling

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