Step-by-step guide to booking Badaling Great Wall tickets online

Tickets to the Badaling Great Wall can now only be booked online

Photo: CEphoto/Uwe Aranas
As of June 1 2019, visitors to the Badaling section of The Great Wall need to buy tickets online.

There are two ways that you can get tickets – its official website and WeChat mini programme – though both methods require a certain level of Chinese proficiency to navigate. It also requires a China mobile number or a WeChat account to register, and Alipay, WeChat or a UnionPay card to pay. For those lacking in language skills, here’s a step by step guide pictorial guide to booking tickets.

Tourists are advised to book via tour agencies or to ask friends with WeChat accounts.


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Requires: China mobile telephone number, passport number and Alipay/WeChat/UnionPay card.

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Requires: China mobile telephone number, WeChat accoount, passport number and WeChat wallet.

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Hoff

Tue 27 Aug
A foreigner can no longer buy tickets at the ticket office for the cable car options as they only accept Wechat pay/alipay. In order to still use cash, you need to walk to the main entrance and they will accept cash. Remember to bring your passport when buying the tickets.