A freezing Frank Barning (1960) visited in 2006.
Franne Newman Lee (1960) at the
The Badaling entrance to the
Chinese New Year 2012 - The Year of the Dragon - begins on January 23.
However, only a handful of early
The Barnings had a chilly three-hour stop there while on an
Badaling, literally meaning “reach eight directions”, got its name because the maze of its ridges stretches in all directions. It is easily accessible and has easy walking conditions.
According to the China Highlights website:
"The Great Wall is the building project with the longest duration and greatest cost in human lives, blood, sweat and tears. It deserves its place among "the New Seven Wonders of the World" and the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in China."