Year 2011 is the 30th anniversary of the foundation of Badaling Special District Management Office. According to the spokesperson of the Badaling office, a series of expansion projects will be taken place within this year. After the expansion project, it is estimated that the total area of Badaling Scenic Area will be increased from the entire 1.9 square kilometers to 55 square kilometers. On top of that, conservation projects of the closed great wall sections will be carried out as well as a solution of great wall conservation.
“Badaling Great wall accepts approximately 6 million of visitors annually,” explained by Li Dong, the Management officer of Badaling Special District Management Office. “Before this, we placed concentration more on the conservation of the great wall main structure.
However, together with the growth of tourism industry in Beijing, the limited space of the scenic area has become the major factor to restrict the development of the area anyway. As you can see, we have 6 million of visitor flow annually but our revenue is solely from the entrance fee only. There is lack of extra service on food, accommodation and travel experience,” he added again. Moreover, according to Li, the entire expansion project of Badaling Scenic Area is basically based on the great wall structure itself and creates coverage of 55 square kilometers which enrich with various types of great wall tourism cultural experience. In this case, Beijing great wall tours will become more convenient.