A Trip to The Great Wall of China – Do’s & Don’ts

A trip to The Great Wall of China

Hi everyone! Summer vacations are near, have you planned for any trip during the coming holidays? If not yet, then that’s ok as some plans are made at the last minute only. But you can start collecting information and tips to make your duration of trip smooth and comfortable. So, today I am going to talk about ‘The Great Wall of China’ which is a magnificent marvel of engineering. And if you happen to plan a trip to China this Spring, a tour to The Great Wall is a must.

He who has not climbed The Great Wall is not a true man 

-Mao Zedong

So, if you are visiting The Great Wall of China, you certainly won’t be alone. This, 5000 Km long structure has several places of particular interest. And the best way to experience the wall is to contact a trusted tour company. They would know of the best locations for foreign tourists to visit. Not only that, they would be able to tell you about the very long history of the wonderful feat of engineering.

Trip to The Great Wall of China, Do's and Don'ts when visiting

There are certain rules and regulations that wall visitors must follow. I did some research and to help my lovely readers I am sharing a few of the most important ones below.

– Do Take Photos and Videos

Of course, one wants to have memories of the trip. And there is no problem with taking pictures at any of the wall locations. Everyone who visits will not be able to stop capturing the breathtaking scenery. And for that reason, make sure you have enough memory cards for your digital camera. If you search online for top China private tours, there are many reputable tour operators who would be happy to accompany you and your family to The Great Wall of China. And there they can fill you in on the very long and illustrious history of the largest man-made structure ever created.

– Don’t Remove Anything

You might be surprised to know that some visitors try to take a piece of the wall home, as a souvenir. And if everyone was allowed to do this, The Great Wall of China would soon be no more. The penalties are severe, and there are warning signs (in English). No matter how tempting it may be to pick up a small piece of stone, it just isn’t worth the risk. The Chinese authorities take a dim view of anyone coming to their natural heritage site and removing anything, so be warned!

– Do Explore

The Great Wall of China is extremely long. And your guide will be happy to walk a few kilometers with you, answering your questions along the way. There isn’t a better way to see China than with an experienced guide. He will ensure that you see and experience the best local attractions, and you will leave with an appreciation of such an amazing land.

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– Don’t Litter

Even though the wall sites are out in the open, there are adequate rubbish bins. Whatever you do, just avoid throwing anything on the ground. We should all respect any foreign culture. With so many people visiting this famous attraction, one must abide by the local rules and regulations. Your guide would brief you prior to setting off, and you can keep the sweet wrappers and tissues in your pocket until you see a rubbish bin.

I know visiting The Great Wall of China is on the bucket list of most of the people. So, if you are fortunate enough to have the opportunity to visit, make sure that you follow the above advice, in order to respect the local culture and customs.

I hope you liked this post and find these pointers helpful if you happen to visit The Great Wall. Do tell me in the comments below what are your plans for the summer vacations? And don’t forget to share your tips if you have already visited this amazing place. Lastly, share the post and let it reach the maximum people.

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20 Comments

  1. Jhilmil D Saha April 21, 2018 at 5:35 pm - Reply

    Wow this is such a great article. This is in my wishlist and would love to visit there if given a chance.

  2. Sinduja April 21, 2018 at 5:52 pm - Reply

    Hey this is the first time I read that people actually take away pieces of the great wall. Can’t blame them for wanting an ajooba in their houses eh?

  3. Nameesh April 21, 2018 at 8:23 pm - Reply

    Wow ! Great article containing info about your visit to Great wall of China. Definitely will want to visit looking at pics. Will remember the points u have shared 🙂

  4. Princy April 21, 2018 at 9:40 pm - Reply

    wow, i didn’t know people take away bricks from the wall, that is really interesting. great piece to read. really would like to visit some day

  5. Minal April 21, 2018 at 11:19 pm - Reply

    That’s such an interesting read. I never thought that collecting memories would cross such limits, taking bricks home is literally LOL.

  6. charu Sareen April 21, 2018 at 11:20 pm - Reply

    Interesting article! I would love to visit the Great wall of China some day and these tips that you shared would surely help me make the best of my experience.

  7. Yogeeta April 21, 2018 at 11:38 pm - Reply

    Such a perfect post! You said it right, this place is on everyone’s wishlist ??
    I’m glad I read this useful post ?

  8. Siddhi Palande April 22, 2018 at 1:12 am - Reply

    If and when I go to visit this beautiful monument I shall keep in mind the points you mentioned here. But I truly respect the other Asian countries where much care is taken of the monuments as well as humans.

  9. SARAH April 22, 2018 at 3:56 pm - Reply

    these are some great tips ill keep in mind when I get a chance to visit this beautiful wonder of the world.

  10. Deborah Miranda April 22, 2018 at 6:28 pm - Reply

    Wow.. thanks.. i do hope one day to visit and will need to know these rules to stay compliant.

  11. Jhilmil April 22, 2018 at 7:53 pm - Reply

    Aww, you made me feel really worst, I had spent close to 5 days in Beijing and Shanghai and still couldn’t viist Great wall of Chins. Shall do it next time soon.

  12. Preetjyot Kaur April 22, 2018 at 8:27 pm - Reply

    China has been in my bucket list since long. And reading your post makes me want to push it up on the list. I shall be bookmarking your post.

  13. Shaily Tandon April 22, 2018 at 11:29 pm - Reply

    Wow, this is my dream place to be at! Noted all the points you have mentioned, will keep in mind when I get the chance to visit…

  14. Akanksha April 23, 2018 at 7:06 am - Reply

    Great wall of China is on my travel wishlist. Actually China is on my wishlist only because I want to go to Great wall of China. Thank you for all the tips . Bookmarking this article.

    Akanksha

  15. Ashh April 23, 2018 at 7:08 am - Reply

    Thanks for sharing your tips. I have this place on my wishlist so the post will be very helpful.

    Ashh

  16. Papri Ganguly April 23, 2018 at 7:58 am - Reply

    That’s really some helpful tips. Will keep in mind when we will visit Great Wall of China

  17. Sharvari April 23, 2018 at 9:27 am - Reply

    The great wall of China is such an awe-inspiring architecture and part of history. Would love to visit there.added to my bucket list

  18. Sayeri April 23, 2018 at 2:02 pm - Reply

    I also have a wish to visit China. Such an interesting post!! And if I go someday I will also contact a trusted travel agent.

  19. Amna April 25, 2018 at 1:03 pm - Reply

    Thanks for the guide to great wall of china. Sounds adventerous.. will surely keeps in mind do’s and dont’s mentioned by you. Informative article ? . Thanks for sharing 🙂

  20. Dr Bushra May 2, 2018 at 12:02 pm - Reply

    This must be on every one. Bucket list on foreign tours. The tips especially to keep the heritage places clean is motivating

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