Our guide will come to your hotel (lobby area) or any other indicated address to begin the tour from there. If you stay outside of the city area(4th ring road), please email us we get the update price
Ride to Badaling Great Wall (1.5 hours)
During peak season or Chinese Public holiday this tour may not running due to the traffic to the Wall and big amount number of the tourists at the Wall
Great Wall at Badaling (2-3 hours)
In c. 220 B.C., under Qin Shi Huang, sections of earlier fortifications were joined together to form a united defence system against invasions from the north. Construction continued up to the Ming dynasty (1368–1644), when the Great Wall became the world’s largest military structure. Its historic and strategic importance is matched only by its architectural significance.
Badaling Great Wall is the most representative part of China Great Wall and it is the site of the most visited section. Badaling was the first to open to tourists in 1957 and is fully renovated.
The Badaling Great Wall is the most intact and representative part of the Great Wall built in the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). It winds and lies among high mountains and lofty ridges in Yanqing County, like a huge dragon whistling around, powerful and majestic. Due to its strategical location and difficulty to access, the Badaling Great Wall has been the place of strategic importance since ancient time. There was a famous saying that it is the Badaling not the Juyong Pass that is difficult to access. On the cliff there are two words Natural Barrier. Therefore the governments of the past dynasties dispatched large numbers of troops here.
Lunch in the Local restaurant on the Way to Ming Tombs (40 minutes)
Heading to the Ming Tombs (30 minutes)
The Ming Tombs(Dingling Underground Palace) (1.5 hours)
There are thirteen imperial tombs of the Ming Dynasty scattered over an area of forty square kilometers in Changping District to the northwest of Beijing. Construction of the necropolis spanned more than two hundred years, almost throughout the entire Ming Dynasty:The first tomb was built in 1409, and the last one in 1644.
Dingling Tomb buried the thirteenth emperor of the Ming dynasty,together with his two empresses. Zhu Xianjun was the Shenzong emperor, with the reign name of Wanli. He ascended the throne at the age of ten, in 1572, and was on the throne for 48 years. This was the longest reign of any Ming dynasty emperor.
Ming tombs follow the precepts of traditional Chinese geomancy and fengshui theory. They feature rich decoration of stone statues and carvings and tiles with dragon motifs, illustrating the development of the funerary architecture of the Ming Dynasty
Heading back to city and drive pass by the olympic park stop for photos (1 hour)
Transfer back to your hotel in city