Visit the Badaling section of the Great Wall of China then explore the tombs of the great Ming emperors.
Great Wall, the image of China throughout the world, lives up to its reputation, as one of the Eight Wonders of the World. Beijing has been home to more than five feudal dynasties. And 13 of the 16 Ming emperors have their tombs situated just outside the city. We have combined two of our most popular destinations north of Beijing into one unforgettable tour.
First of all, we will drive to the Great Wall, the very symbol of ancient Chinese engineering. The Badaling section is a prime, preserved example of this colossal structure. Since Spring and Autumn Period (770 BC - 476 BC) and Warring States Period (476 BC - 221 BC), Badaling became a very important military strategic place Many incomplete parts of the wall were proved to be built in the Warring States Period. Here you will have the opportunity to climb up either the North or South Face of the Wall.
Lunch will be included in the tour, along with a shopping spree at the world-renowned Beijing Jade Factory. From here it is on to the sacred Ming Tombs, burial grounds to 13 of the 16 Ming emperors. Only three of the tombs are actually open for viewing. Changling, the earliest and largest of the tombs, dates from the year 1413. We will explore the largest of the excavated burial sites, the Changling Tomb, which is divided into three separate, impressive courtyards.
Great Wall at Badaling
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The trip was arranged last minute, but worked brilliantly. Great day out, well organised, and interesting commentary.
Lots of fun, and well recommended
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The Great Wall at Badaling
Travel to the Great Wall and climb up Badaling, the most popular section of the wall. Admire the impressive architecture and marvel at the view from the top.
Beijing Jade Factory
Go on a shopping spree at the famed Beijing Jade Factory and delight in a Chinese-style lunch at a local restaurant.
Visit Changling, the largest of the thirteen mausoleums of the Ming Tombs. Dating back to the year 1413, the tomb is divided into three connecting courtyards with magnificent architecture and heart-stopping views.
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A local representative will call you or leave a message at your hotel room at about 09:00 PM one night prior to your tour date to confirm the exact pick-up details.
Should there be no messages left for you, please contact the tour operator 24 hours before the service. Your voucher has the necessary contact information listed.
Children two (2) years old and under are free, but will need to sit on a parent or guardian's lap if there are no available seats.
Frequently Asked Questions
Any cancellations made between 6 business days (22:59:00 local time) to 2 business days (22:59:00 local time) prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 50% of the total amount.
Any cancellations made within 2 business days of your activity (after 22:59:00 local time) will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.
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