China's Great Wall stretches east-west for more than 5000 kilometers. Its origins can be traced to the 7th Century BCE, ... More
China's Great Wall stretches east-west for more than 5000 kilometers. Its origins can be traced to the 7th Century BCE, when independent kingdoms constructed separate walls to keep out marauding nomads. China's first emperor linked many of these during the Qin Dynasty (221-207 BCE). It was renovated several times in later centuries. Built along the rolling ridges of steep mountains, it offers spectacular, even awe-inspiring views, and is surely one of humankind's greatest architectural achievements. The Great Wall is best enjoyed in sections, some of the more popualr visiting sites include Badaling , Mutianyu , Simatai and Huanghuacheng . Badaling is by far the most visited section and each has its own charms. At any given section of the wall, be prepared to wear sturdy shoes and dress for inclimate weather.
I loved the Great Wall!! It was the most amazing place in the whole world. I can't wait to go back and hopefully someday soon! It is such an experience and I suggest it to anybody who likes walking. You can buy souvenirs that say you've walked the Great Wall.
The Forbidden City,known as the the Palace Museum,was the imperial palace of the Ming and Qing dynasties.In early 15 th century,the capital of the Ming Dynasty was moved from Nanjing to Beijing.24 emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties ruled from the Forbidden City.The last dynasty fell in 1911,but emperor Puyi still lived in the inner count.It was not until 1925 that the complex was converted into a museum.Since then the palace has been opened to the public.
The Temple of Heaven was the place where the emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties worshipped heaven and prayed for good harvests.They came here twice a year.At first,both heaven and earth were worshipped here.After 1530 when the Temple of Earth was built in the northern suburbs,only heaven was worshipped in this temple.
�.The last night we have Beijing Roast Duck for dinner,then we watch Peking Opera(or Acrobatics)
Enjoy your perfect travel within 7 days.
(Hiking about 22 hours, 56 km,195 towers on Wall)
Day � 1 Beijing
Visiting Forbidden City and Tian'an Men Square in the morning
Having lunch at the restaurant near the Square
Visiting the Temple of Heaven in the afternoon
Checking in the ***Hotel (4-star )before dinner
Day � 2 Lotus Pool---Mutianyu section
Driving 2 hours to get to Lotus Pool Village,After having our lunch there hiking about 4h to Mutianyu Great Wall
Go sightseeing of the local area
Arriving destination and drving to Five Tower Hotel
Day � 3 Five Towers
Today we hiking about 6h ,20km in mountain.Only for 5 single-tower(Qi dynasty)
Picnic lunch at the first Tower.
Stay in same hotel.
Day � 4 Gubeikou section --- Jinshanling section
Driving to the starting point of Gubeikou Great Wall, Taking our picnic lunch before hiking.
Hiking about 5 hours
Afternoon get to our camping tower(or hotel)
After sunsetting, have our picnic-party
Day - 5 Jinshanling section --- Simatai section
Enjoy early morning sun
After breakfast, continue hiking 4 hours
Having picnic on the Wall
Arriving destination and check in local hotel
Day � 6 Simatai section(eastern part)
After breakfast,continue hiking along the Wall.
Back to where we are start tody and have our lunch
Driving back and having dinner in Beijing
Day � 7 Wang Fujing walking street
Visitimg Hutong and Siheyuan
Beijing Roast Duck for dinner
Acrobatics(or Peking Opera)
COST: US$ 1400/pax(make discount for more people)
US$1300/pax(for 2 people)
US$1100/pax(over 3 people)
INCLUDING: CAR TICKETS MEALS ENGLISH GUIDE ACCOMMODATION(5 nights) INSURANCE
� US$1 ≈ RMB ￥ 7.9
� A little cold in night on the Wall,please take wind coat
� Our meals are Chinese food, please tell us if you want to change
� The 3 rd day is alittle harder dring hiking in the mountain,please take your hand-stick.
� In summer you'd better take your raincoat.
� If you like, you can have dinner at the local family.
� You can have the barbecue or bonfire party,you must pay extra cost.
I was so excited when I heard that I was going to go somewhere really ancient! When we started to head back to our hotel my feet ached but neverless I felt that I had gone somewhere important in history. I can't wait to visit the Great Wall again.
It was fantastic to be able to "touch" China's ancient history.
It was an adventure, as is most everything in China.
There is tram that will take you part way up; or you can elect to walk/climb the whole way.
I recommend that if you go to Bejing for the Olympics in '08, allow enough time to take a trip to The Great Wall.
"If we do no reach the top of the Great Wall we are not Lucky Heros" Chairman Mao Tse Tung
I really love this place because it holds so much history in itself. Many people died making this "Great Wall" and many were saved from it. It protected people from invaders. But because of the many and frequent sand storms, this "Great Wall" will soon disappear. The sand is covering a lot of this magnificent artifact. I hope you all know that this is the only artifact that can be seen from space.. its really that big! So go see it before its too late!! =D
I was born in China, and now live in USA. I went to The Great Wall first time in 1991, and went back again this summer. To me, those two visits have been the most unforgettable experiences! You have to be there to feel what I felt � so splendor, so grand with the blue sky above and the vast green hilly mountains under.
I visited the palce in summer 2004. I was speechless when I reached the peak point of it in Ba Da Ling area. I was deeply touched. Here is the old Chinese saying: He Who Has Not Climbed the Great Wall Is Not a Real Man!
I'd was there in winter 2005 and it was the most excited experience ever , I'll wish to comback soon it's economy , fabulous ,people are very nice they sale lots of things , me as a caribean person they made me a placker with my name on it an the date of visit is something that I, shown to my family and friends , I'd ride a camel to get to highgest point of view ,so beatyful there is no filings of communist at list I.do not know what communist its all about, if china is , I'll comback over there the great wall its and has to be a Worlds Wonder always
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