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Great Wall of China

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Badaling and Juyongguan: note may not get a seat unless arrive 30 mins early, adding schedule details for S2 line, since can now swipe card no longer need to buy tickets
Be very wary of men in blue jackets posing as transit workers. They will walk all the way up to the bus door (and in front of real transit workers) and say there are no more buses, that it is the wrong bus, or that they are overpriced, etc. and try to get unknowing passengers to take their overpriced taxi and/or shuttle. The real transit workers around the area will be of no help (as they may be taking a cut), so you must ask the ticket giver directly on the bus if it is the correct bus. ¥12. Many tourists get stuck at the station where bus 919 leaves and are approached by the scammers there. You have to actually get past the bus 919 to get to the station for 877.
* '''TrainSuburban railway''' : Alternatively, take the train Line S2 of the Beijing Suburban Railway from Beijing North Station which has the subway station. The train costs for ¥6 with the IC card one-way for hard seat (the seat is nicer than most airplanes, with plenty of leg room). The train station is a much better option than a bus since it takes less time, doesn't get stuck in traffic, leaves from a relatively central adjacent to the Xizhimen subway station of Line 2 and the seating is much more comfortable. The train departs from Beijing North Station, 13; use subway exits A1 or A2 to reach the entrance to the waiting area is on the surface with the "Entrance" sign, and of the train schedule is posted nearbystation. The train you need starts with S following by a 2xx numberis comfortable and takes about 1 hour, such as S205. If you use the IC cards there 20 minutes to arrive but departures are no ticketsinfrequent, leaving at 6:12 (S201), 7:58 (S203), 9:02 (S207), 10:57 (S209), 13:14 (S213), you just touch your card and get in 15:24 (you'll have to touch the card on the exit againS213). The schedule posted on [http, 17://www41 (S221)] seems You should arrive at the train station and board 30 minutes before departure to be pretty safeensure a seat. This allows you time You can pay on entrance to visit the wall at train station by swiping your own leisureBeijing Subway IC card, bypassing which should be purchased in the need to go to subway station before you leave for the Ming Tombs and random storestrain station.  The train has very large viewing windows, allowing you breathtaking views of the scenery and the Great Wall even before you arrive at Badaling. If you don't have the IC card, tickets must be purchased the same day of travel only from the Beijing North Station. Tickets may be purchased as early as 6:30am. In peak seasons tickets may sell for the next train so you may need to wait. There is no specific time printed on the ticket so you may use the ticket for any train that day. If you can't find empty seats you can hang out in the nearly empty dining car, which has a couple of comfortable booths with tables. Upon arrival at Badaling station (the station will be announced in English with repeating "Great Wall" many times so you won't miss itmost passengers alight at this stop) you'll need to make a left turn and walk 800 m to the great wall Great Wall entrance.

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