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The Great Wall of China will Now Restrict Visitor Entries

The Great Wall of China will Now Restrict Visitor Entries
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The Badaling section of the Great Wall of China will now have a cap on entry to avoid over-crowding

OT Staff
June 09 , 2019

The Tourism Authorities have implemented a new law regarding the number of visitors entering the Badaling section of the Great Wall.

A report published in the China Daily states that the Badaling stretch is the highest visited tourist spot with tourists from all over the world pouring in to see the famous ancient relic.

The Badaling stretch is one of the sections of the Great Wall to be restored and protected. In efforts to control the number of visitors entering the Great Wall and to make their visit less claustrophobic, the tourism authorities have set a limit for only 65,000 tickets to be released per day.

The report also stated that this popular section sees close to 27,000 visitors on a daily base and over 9.9 million visitors in the year 2018. Even though the number of visitors is less than the desired number 65,000; the problem lies with the distribution of the visitors.

The number of visitors increases at an alarming level during holidays and weekends. With the new system introduced, visitors are not only supposed to book their tickets online under their name, but they are supposed to do it a week prior to their visit. The locals are allowed to visit the Great Wall of China with their local Id-Cards while the foreign tourists can get their printed tickets from the ticket booth with an online reservation certificate.

The authorities have also issued crowd controlling warnings based on the number of visitors present on that day. A yellow warning is flagged for 39,000 visitors in a day, orange for 52,000 visitors and red warning for 65,000 visitors.

For more information, you can check their official website www.ticket.badaling.cn or can also follow the Wechat account for more ticking booking queries.

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