Great Wall Museum of China is lying at the foot of the world famous Badaling Great Wall in Yanqing District, the north suburb of Beijing. Opened in 1994, it is a special museum that mainly demonstrates the history and profound culture connotations of the Great Wall.
The museum is unique in design. Its appearance and the zigzag passages inside the building are winding like the great wall. Along its touring route, impregnable passes and beacon towers can be found everywhere, as it were in the real Great Wall. The exhibition is composed of seven parts including the Great Wall of past dynasties, the Great Wall of Ming Dynasty, the construction equipment, the battles on the Great Wall, the economic and cultural exchange, the treasure of national art, love China and repair the Great Wall, which demonstrate the creation and development of the Great Wall, its structures and patterns, major battles inside and outside the Great Wall and the historical sites and cultural relics along the Great Wall. While at here, visitors could see many rare historical and culture relics unearthed along the Great Wall; the original piece of the Certificate for the World Culture Heritage that awarded by the UNESCO and the precious photographs about over 200 leaders and officials from 120 countries and regions stepped on the Badaling Great Wall in recent 40 years. Whats more, the museum also tried to use various methods to vividly display the important historical events about the Great Wall, which add more fun and interests to the exhibition.