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Great Wall Badaling, Beijing
on 4 October 2015
Overall the guide was informative but it could have had a bit more detail regarding transport. We wanted to go to the Great Wall under our own steam and the book was lacking information here. We knew we could get a tree train but we didn't know there were two train stations. We did eventually manage to get to Badaling and had a fantastic time but had we had the correct information from the guide we would have had more time there Also a reference needs to be made that Beijing has very and I stress very few people who understand English. A tip here is to always have the address where you are staying in Chinese and also where you are travelling to. No taxi drivers spoke English.
My daughter and I travelled to Shanghai, Hanhzhou, Dongguan and Hong Kong and Beijing was the most difficult if you needed help with travel into. In saying that the subway was very user friendly and even getting a ticket yourself from the machine was easy. It's very efficient and easy way to get around plus cheap.