Badaling is the most popular and perhaps the most restored section of The Great Wall. Really this day was a bit of a write off for me, as it didn't compare to my first experience on The Great Wall, hiking from Jinshanling to Simatai. There are handrails all over the place and tons of tourists. I wasn't even there during the busy season. I would advise travellers to avoid this section of the wall. I did feel lucky to see it snow the same time the cherry blossoms were out.