Badaling Great Wall & Ming Tombs of Changling Day Trip
See two of China’s most popular destinations, the World Heritage-listed Great Wall of China and the Ming Tombs, on one unforgettable guided day trip from Beijing. You’ll visit the Badaling section of the Great Wall, one of the best-preserved parts of this colossal structure, and explore the Changling Tomb, the largest of the excavated Ming emperor burial sites. Lunch and round-trip hotel transport are included, with expert commentary from a knowledgeable guide throughout your full-day tour.
Your Hotel or Apartment
Please ready by 07:30 AM for a prompt departure at 08:00 AM
Approximately 17:30 PM
.Visit the Great Wall of China and Ming Tombs with a guide for hassle-free access;
.Have lunch at a local restaurant;
.Small-group tour provides a more personalized experience;
.Convenient round-trip transfer from Beijing.
Comfortable athletic clothing, hiking boots, hat, jacket and sunscreen.
.Your Hotel or Apartment;
.Typical chinese lunch;
.English-speaking tour guide;
.Two pre-arranged shopping stops;
.Air-conditioned tour coach.
.Fee of the cable car and slideway;
.Shuttle bus fee (not required);
.Tips for the tour guide and driver;
After pickup in the morning from your hotel, hop aboard a comfortable coach and head north out of bustling Beijing to two popular area attractions. The first stop on your full-day sightseeing tour is the Great Wall of China, the greatest symbol of ancient Chinese engineering and one of the world’s most famous structures. The Badaling section is a prime, preserved example of this colossal monument, which became a strategic military location during the Warring States period (476-221 BC), when many incomplete parts of the wall were built. Here at the Badaling section, you have the opportunity to climb either the north or south face of the Great Wall, enjoying sweeping views of the surrounding landscape. As you stroll with your guide past watchtowers along the ancient fortification, learn why it was designated a UNESCO World Heritage site and see why it lives up to its reputation as one of the Eight Wonders of the World. From Badaling it’s on to the sacred Ming Tombs, burial grounds to 13 of the 16 Ming emperors. Situated just outside the city, only three of the tombs are actually open for viewing. Discover the earliest and largest of the excavated burial sites, the Changling Tomb, which dates back to 1413 and is divided into three separate, impressive courtyards. During your day trip, a Chinese-style lunch is included, along with a shopping opportunity at the renowned Longdi Jade Factory. Learn how this beautiful stone is carved and enjoy browsing for goods before returning to your hotel in Beijing city aboard the coach.
Discover two of China’s most incredible attractions during a full-day tour of the Great Wall of China and the Ming Tombs from Beijing. Accompanied by a guide, visit one of the best-preserved parts of the Great Wall and marvel at the spectacular scenery that surrounds the Badaling section. Then, explore the Changling Tomb, a magnificent Ming emperor burial site. Appease your appetite with an authentic Chinese lunch and enjoy the convenience of round-trip transportation from your Beijing hotel.
Badaling Great Wall & Ming Tombs of Changling Day Trip
You will explore two must-see, world-famous attractions in China: the Badaling Great Wall and the Ming Tombs. The Great Wall is a symbol of China and one the Eight Wonders of the World, and Badaling is its best-preserved and most-popular section. The Ming Tombs are the best-preserved Ming emperor burial sites in China, with over 500 years of history. This section of wall is the first section opened to tourists (in 1957) after reconstructed. Badaling Great Wall Shows the Great Wall as it would have looked originally, and it does not look too new. That is another reason of why most travelers choose Badaling Great Wall. There is a Great Wall Museum and Great Wall National Theatre close to Badaling Great Wall. The theatre offers you a chance to get a full view of the Great Wall of China.
Badaling Great Wall & Ming Tombs of Changling Day Trip Departure:Daily Duration: Approx 8 hours Pick-up point and time: Your Hotel between 7:30am - 8:00am Finishing point and time: Your Hotel around 5:00pm - 5:30pm Language: English Lunch: Typical Chinese lunch
Important Info: Pick-up travelers from hotel on departure time between 7:30am and 8:00am, and then drive to Ming Tombs (50 miles away from downtown about one hour driving). The thirteen Ming Tombs are the best-preserved Chinese imperial tombs with 500 years history. You will visit Chang ling, the head and the largest tomb of Ming Tombs, where Emperor Yongle (the first emperor in Beijing) and his Empress Xu were buried. The sightseeing on the Ming Tombs takes about 1 hour. The visit to Ming Tombs finishes at about 10:45am. Before having lunch (11:30am), you will have 45 minutes for a short visit of Jade Carving Factory. The jade carving is a famous special Chinese product, a blend of the excellent skill on carving and Chinese traditional cultures. Having traditional Chinese lunch at restaurant. After lunch, driving to the Badaling Great Wall. The hike on Badaling Great Wall takes 2 hours. Badaling section is the most famous and best-preserved wall. It's highest point at Badaling is some 800 meters above sea level. Cable car is available and optional. On the way back to hotels, you will have a chance to enjoy Chinese Traditional Tea Ceremony, where you also experience Chinese Calligraphy free. Chinese Calligraphy has thousand years of history and it was regarded as a kind of cultural & visual art. After the tour, transferred back to your hotel.
Travel Tips: Wear casually and pay attention to the climate in Beijing.
Special Features: Only english-speaking travelers in the coach; Well-trained english speaking tour guide; Keep proper quantity travelers in suitable type air-conditioned coach.
Service Package Includes: Hotel pick-up and drop-off; Entrance tickets; Typical chinese lunch; English speaking tour guide; Air-conditioned tour coach.
Service Package Excludes: Fee of the cable car and slideway; Gratuities (optional); Transfer from/to airport or hotels in airport or remote area; Personal expenses.
The Changling Tomb Fifty kilometers (31 miles) away from Beijing lies Changling Tomb, the tomb of the third emperor of the Ming Dynasty, Zhu Di and Empress Xu. Among the 16 emperors of the Ming Dynasty, Emperor Zhu Di (1360-1424), also honored as Emperor Yongle, made the greatest contribution to the country and had the most far-reaching impact on history. During his time, the Ming Dynasty reached its peak. In 1409, Emperor Zhu Di built Changling Tomb. He was the first emperor of the Ming Dynasty to build a tomb. After that another 12 tombs were built. Changling Tomb is the largest and the most completely preserved of these tombs. Because of its grand ancient architecture, brilliant culture and long history, the site is one of the most significant attractions in Beijing.