Badaling shuiguan Great Wall is located in the Yanqing County of Beijing, just 1.24 miles away from the Badaling Great Wall. The Shuiguan Great Wall was built during the Ming Dynasty (1368 - 1644). It is the most complete and strongest section of the ten thousand li Great Wall and famous for its precipitous cliffs.
Originally, the wall was part of an ancient military defensive work. The water system was employed to defend against enemies and formed a pass, hence the name 'Shuiguan', when translated is the 'Water Pass'. The wall was built along the mountain contours with stone blocks and grey bricks. There are seven watch towers and one arrow tower. The arrow tower measures 15.63 meters (51 feet) high with an average width of 12 meters (13 yards).
The wall was open to public in 1995 after repair. Besides climbing the wall, you can also visit the Genghis Khan Palace, the Stone Buddha Temple, Luotuo Peak (Camel Peak) and the Great Wall Stele Forest nearby.
Address: Stone Buddha Temple Village, Badaling Town, Yanqing County
Admission Fee: 20 RMB (Nov.1 - Mar.31); 26 RMB (Apr.1 - Oct.31)
Open time: Daily 6:40am to 6:30pm
Transport: Take bus No. 919 (get off at the stop of Stone Buddha Temple). It is only 10 minutes bus ride away from Badaling Great Wall.