China Great Wall Museum

Museum in Badaling

This museum offers a comprehensive history of the Wall, from its origins as an earthen embankment in the far-off Qin dynasty (221–207 BC) to the Ming-era battlements you see today. There are decent English captions and it’s a good way to get a sense of just how astonishing and extensive a structure the Wall is. The museum is just south of the east car park.