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 Mutianyu Great Wall (1.5 hours)
Great Wall at Mutianyu Section (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.
Mutianyu Great Wall was first built in Northern Qi Dynasty (550-557). In the Ming Dynasty(1368-1644), under the supervision of General Xu Da, construction of the presently seen Mutianyu Great Wall began on the foundation of the wall of Northern Qi and the Mutianyu Pass was erected in 1404. It served as the northern protective screen, protecting the capital for generations.the Mutianyu Great Wall is also famous for the breath-takingly beautiful scenery. Woods cover over ninety-six percent of the total scenic area. The wall presents different aspects of beauty in the four seasons.
Lunch in the Local restaurant on the Way to Ming Tombs (40 minutes)
Heading to the Ming Tombs (1 hour)
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