The Great Wall

Description

  1. Name The Great Wall
  2. Length of trail 8,852 km, 5,500 miles
  3. Start of trail Jiayuguan
  4. End of trail Shanhaiguan

The Great Wall is China's world famous historic defensive megastructure built to keep out invaders from the north. Large parts of the Great Wall are no longer intact, and to make things more complicated, there is not one single continuous Great Wall. So how long is it? Measuring all the actual wall sections adds up to 6259 km. Including trenches and natural barriers (rivers, rocks, hills incorporated in the wall) the total length is just under 8852 km! Whichever you choose, hiking the full length, meaning from Jiayuguan in the west to Shanhaiguan on the Yellow Sea, will probably take up to 5 months.

Books

The Book Depository
United Kingdom
Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Frommer's China
  • * Our expert authors, longtime residents in and frequent travelers to China, share their candid opinions on what's worth your time and what's not.*Frommer's China takes you from the Great Wall, to the terracotta warriors of Xi'an; from hidden Buddhist caves along the Silk Road to mystical mountains in the East. Plus, you'll have everything you... Read more
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Belgium
  • Frommer's China
  • * Our expert authors, longtime residents in and frequent travelers to China, share their candid opinions on what's worth your time and what's not.*Frommer's China takes you from the Great Wall, to the terracotta warriors of Xi'an; from hidden Buddhist caves along the Silk Road to mystical mountains in the East. Plus, you'll have everything you... Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Being in Beijing
  • Michael O'Neal's ''Being in Beijing: Buses Bikes and Beer'', is a maddening, hilarious, death defying, and sexually frustrating account of one man's year long stay in one of the most populated cities on earth. Mike made it a point to engage as many people as he could on an almost daily basis, from the lovely campus co-eds, to the... Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
  • Being in Beijing
  • Michael O'Neal's ''Being in Beijing: Buses Bikes and Beer'', is a maddening, hilarious, death defying, and sexually frustrating account of one man's year long stay in one of the most populated cities on earth. Mike made it a point to engage as many people as he could on an almost daily basis, from the lovely campus co-eds, to the... Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Fly for Free
  • What if you could earn a free flight anywhere in the world in 90 days or less using legal strategies proven and used by thousands of Americans? Whether your dream is to feel the snow underneath you as you ski on the Austrian Alps, admire every stone as you walk along the Great Wall of China, or ride elephants in the mountains of Thailand, this... Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
  • Fly for Free
  • What if you could earn a free flight anywhere in the world in 90 days or less using legal strategies proven and used by thousands of Americans? Whether your dream is to feel the snow underneath you as you ski on the Austrian Alps, admire every stone as you walk along the Great Wall of China, or ride elephants in the mountains of Thailand, this... Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
  • China Marco Polo Guide
  • MARCO POLO China: the Travel Guide with Insider Tips With this up-to-date, authoritative guide you can experience all the sights and recommendations for China. You can discover great hotels, restaurants, trendy places and nightlife venues, get shopping tips and what to do on a limited budget. There are also plenty of ideas for travel with kids,... Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
  • China Marco Polo Guide
  • MARCO POLO China: the Travel Guide with Insider Tips With this up-to-date, authoritative guide you can experience all the sights and recommendations for China. You can discover great hotels, restaurants, trendy places and nightlife venues, get shopping tips and what to do on a limited budget. There are also plenty of ideas for travel with kids,... Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
  • The Long-Term Traveler's Guide
  • Do you have the urge to just pack up your life, head out the door, explore the world for months or years on end, and never look back? If this sounds like you, do you know where to begin? The thought of taking a long-term trip may sound daunting when you take a moment to consider it. Journeys of this type have numerous research topics that... Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
  • The Long-Term Traveler's Guide
  • Do you have the urge to just pack up your life, head out the door, explore the world for months or years on end, and never look back? If this sounds like you, do you know where to begin? The thought of taking a long-term trip may sound daunting when you take a moment to consider it. Journeys of this type have numerous research topics that... Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Top 10 Beijing
  • An unbeatable, pocket-sized guide to Beijing, packed with insider tips and ideas, colour maps, top 10 lists, and a laminated pull-out map - all designed to help you see the very best of Beijing.Explore the iconic Forbidden City, take a rickshaw tour through the back lanes of Hou Hai, clamber the slopes of the Great Wall of China or wander the... Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
  • Top 10 Beijing
  • An unbeatable, pocket-sized guide to Beijing, packed with insider tips and ideas, colour maps, top 10 lists, and a laminated pull-out map - all designed to help you see the very best of Beijing.Explore the iconic Forbidden City, take a rickshaw tour through the back lanes of Hou Hai, clamber the slopes of the Great Wall of China or wander the... Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Lonely Planet China dr 13
  • Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher Lonely Planet China is your passport to all the most relevant and up-to-date advice on what to see, what to skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Pass through the Gate of Supreme Harmony in Beijing's Forbidden City, hike along the Great Wall, or slurp up wonton soup amid... Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
  • Lonely Planet China dr 13
  • Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher Lonely Planet China is your passport to all the most relevant and up-to-date advice on what to see, what to skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Pass through the Gate of Supreme Harmony in Beijing's Forbidden City, hike along the Great Wall, or slurp up wonton soup amid... Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
  • China
  • China's attractions are diverse and dazzling. Whether you are visiting the cities of Beijing, Shanghai or Guangzhou, taking a trip to the Great Wall and the terracotta warriors of Xi'an, following the Silk Road, cruising the Yangtze or sampling authentic Chinese cuisine, your days will be well filled. This Way China spotlights the country's... Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
  • China
  • China's attractions are diverse and dazzling. Whether you are visiting the cities of Beijing, Shanghai or Guangzhou, taking a trip to the Great Wall and the terracotta warriors of Xi'an, following the Silk Road, cruising the Yangtze or sampling authentic Chinese cuisine, your days will be well filled. This Way China spotlights the country's... Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
  • National Geographic Traveler Beijing & Shanghai
  • This gorgeous National Geographic travel book, filled with copious, useful information and travel tips, guides you to the exquisite sights of Beijing and Shanghai, China's two most intriguing cities. Among its most popular features are cut-away illustrations of renowned buildings, detailed maps, and sumptuous photographs.Broken into chapters,... Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
  • National Geographic Traveler Beijing & Shanghai
  • This gorgeous National Geographic travel book, filled with copious, useful information and travel tips, guides you to the exquisite sights of Beijing and Shanghai, China's two most intriguing cities. Among its most popular features are cut-away illustrations of renowned buildings, detailed maps, and sumptuous photographs.Broken into chapters,... Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
  • The Great Global Bucket List
  • For over a decade, renowned travel journalist, bestselling author, and TV host Robin Esrock scoured the globe in search of one-of-a-kind, bucket listworthy experiences. During his remarkable journey to over 100 countries on seven continents, Esrock uncovered unique adventures, fascinating history, cultural spectacles, natural wonders, hilarious... Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
  • The Great Global Bucket List
  • For over a decade, renowned travel journalist, bestselling author, and TV host Robin Esrock scoured the globe in search of one-of-a-kind, bucket listworthy experiences. During his remarkable journey to over 100 countries on seven continents, Esrock uncovered unique adventures, fascinating history, cultural spectacles, natural wonders, hilarious... Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Twenty Countries, Four Continents and Three Wedding Rings
  • Join Ian and Claudia as they backpack around the world for a year, from the leafy delights of New England to the crazy wonders of Rajasthan. Share in their adventures as they camp within the Grand Canyon, trek to the Inca city of Machu Picchu, spend a week on Easter Island, get married on a beach in New Zealand, walk along the Great Wall of... Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
  • Twenty Countries, Four Continents and Three Wedding Rings
  • Join Ian and Claudia as they backpack around the world for a year, from the leafy delights of New England to the crazy wonders of Rajasthan. Share in their adventures as they camp within the Grand Canyon, trek to the Inca city of Machu Picchu, spend a week on Easter Island, get married on a beach in New Zealand, walk along the Great Wall of... Read more
» Click to close
Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Westward Woman
  • "But what will you do about rattlesnakes?"In 1978 a 37-year old woman, naive and inexperienced, leaves husband and children behind to trace the 2,000-mile pioneer Donner Trail. She walks...Alone.From her original raw journal we feel her ordeal of incapacitating foot pain, bewilderment, and fears of a woman alone in cities, back roads, deserts,... Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
  • Westward Woman
  • "But what will you do about rattlesnakes?"In 1978 a 37-year old woman, naive and inexperienced, leaves husband and children behind to trace the 2,000-mile pioneer Donner Trail. She walks...Alone.From her original raw journal we feel her ordeal of incapacitating foot pain, bewilderment, and fears of a woman alone in cities, back roads, deserts,... Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2003
  • Wandelgids Explore the Great Wall (China) | Rucksack Readers
  • Aan de hand van een aantal wandelingen die beperkt worden beschreven, krijg je een goede kijk op de grootsheid van de Muur. Over de hele lengte verspreid een aantal tochten die niet al te lang zijn. Leuke gids om de muur op een originele manier te leren kennen. The Great Wall of China is the largest construction on earth, yet myths about it are... Read more
Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Marathons
  • Anand Anantharaman runs his first race on turning 55. An angioplasty thereafter steels his resolve to run the world-over. Before 60, he runs all seven continents and the North Pole to hit the elite Marathon Grand Slam Club which has 43 members worldwideForeword by Barefoot TedFUNDAMENTALLY, our life is an adventure, our world a place to... Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
  • Marathons
  • Anand Anantharaman runs his first race on turning 55. An angioplasty thereafter steels his resolve to run the world-over. Before 60, he runs all seven continents and the North Pole to hit the elite Marathon Grand Slam Club which has 43 members worldwideForeword by Barefoot TedFUNDAMENTALLY, our life is an adventure, our world a place to... Read more
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Maps

Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Beijing Borch
  • Beijing on an excellent tourist map from Borch: clear, indexed, laminated and waterproof, with detailed plans of the Forbidden City and other main sights and a road map of the capital’s environs fro day trips out of the city.The main plan at 1:75,000 covers an area of just beyond the city’s main motorway ring (5th Ring Road), extending... Read more
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