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