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Beijing Historic Day Tour Of Ming Tomb And Badaling Great Wall

Country: China
City: Beijing
Duration: 10 Hour(s) - 0 Minute(s)
Tour Category: Classic Tours
Departure Date: Thu 01 Jan '99

Package Itinerary

At 08:00 am, your tour guide and driver will pick you up from your hotel and take you to the first stop - the Badaling Great Wall. The sightseeing here will lead you to explore the splendid view of this endless architectural miracle. You will have enough time to explore it until lunch.

Lunch is at your own expense, but your guide is happy to help you with the choice of your preferred restaurant nearby. After lunchtime, you will be escorted to the Ming Tombs, a mausoleum complex built for thirteen emperors in the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). Here you will visit the underground Dingling Tomb. The Sacred Way featuring lifelike animal figures on both sides is also a wonderful attraction.

On the way back to your hotel in Beijing, you will have a photo stop at the National Stadium, also known as the Bird's Nest

Remark:

The tour price is based on 2 person cost. If you are less or more than 2 people, please feel free to contact us.

Price Includes:

Private English-speaking guide

Private driver & air-conditioned vehicle

Entrance fees to tourist sites

Price Excludes:

Hotel accommodation with breakfasts

Lunches and dinners

Tips or gratuities for guide and driver

Know More About Badaling Great Wall of China:

Badaling is the site of the most visited section of the Great Wall of China, approximately 80 kilometers northwest of Beijing's city center, in Yanqing District.

It has been open to the public for the longest (since 1957). It is easily accessible and has easy walking conditions. it has been visited by 372 state leaders and VIPs, including presidents Nixon and Reagan, Prime Minister Thatcher, and Queen Elizabeth II.

Badaling is about 60 km northwest of central Beijing. It's 9 km up the valley pass northwest of the Juyong Pass Fort. Badaling's Great Wall section stretches 7.6 km across the mountain ridges of the pass from the Shixiaguan section in the south to the Shuiguan section in the east.

Badaling commands a strategic position, once the first line of defense on the main pass between Beijing and the Mongol tribes north of the Great Wall. The first Mongol emperor marched through Badaling with his army to take Beijing and begin the Yuan Dynasty, which preceded the Ming Dynasty (1368–1644).

Badaling has the most comprehensive facilities of all the Great Wall sections, including a circular-screen cinema, Great Wall Museum, shopping, and dining facilities, as well as barrier-free access for the disabled.

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