Make your trip to the Great Wall of China that much easier with these helpful maps!
Because there is no “one place” to visit the great wall, we’ve collected a maps of the Great Wall at different popular locations. In addition, you should learn more about the history of the Great Wall of China before you visit.
These Great Wall maps cover the most popular and primary sections of the Great Wall, from Jiayuguan in China’s northwest to Shanhaiguan on the east coast.
For most people, you’ll be making your visit from Beijing.
To help with your planning, we’ve even got a list of tips for visiting the Great Wall that should be useful.
General Great Wall Tourist Maps
To start, it’s good to get a general overview of how the Great Wall snakes across the northern end of China.
As stated earlier, you’re more than likely going to start your visit from the capital of Beijing, but as you can see below, there are numerous places where you could access remnants of the Wall.
Of course, from Beijing there are also multiple points where you could jump on the Great Wall. Here are the most popular.
Great Wall Section Maps
Each section of the Great Wall has its own characteristics and features. Below are the sections that you’ll find most often with travel guides and in China travel guide books.
Badaling Map | 八达岭
The Badaling section of the Great Wall of China is by far the most tourist-friendly (and popular) section of the wall.
Mutianyu Map | 慕田峪
Mutianyu is a section of the Great Wall of China located in Huairou District within the city limits of Beijing, 70 kilometres northeast of the center of the city.
The Mutianyu section of the Great Wall is connected with Jiankou in the west and Lianhuachi in the east.
Jinshanling Map | 金山岭
Jinshanling is a section of the Great Wall of China located in the mountainous area in Luanping County, Hebei Province, 125 km northeast of Beijing.
This section of the wall is connected with the Simatai section to the east. Some distance to the west lies the Mutianyu section.
Simatai Great Wall Map | 司马台
Simatai is located in the north of Miyun County, 120 km northeast of Beijing, holds the access to Gubeikou, a strategic pass in the eastern part of the Great Wall.
It was closed in June 2010 but was later reopened to tourists in 2014.
Hopefully these maps of the Great Wall of China have been useful!