Day Tour: Great Wall at Badaling and Ming Tombs by TTC Travel
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Badaling,located north of Junyong pass,was bulit in 1505,or the 18th years of the Hongzhi the Ming Dynasty with itrich culture heritagemingles with natural beauty.
- Departs from: Your booked hotel. (The guide will call you at your hotel the night before the tour date to inform of the pick-up time.)
- Departure times: Varied
- Duration: 10 Hours
- Takes Place In: Beijing
What to bring:
- Comfortable Footwear
- Cable car fees
Included in price:
The one Day Tour
This tour is a whole day tour of Badaling Great Wall and Ming Tombs.
Badaling is located at Yanqing County, more than 80 km northwest from the downtown Beijing. It became a very important military strategic place since the Spring and Autumn Period (770 BC - 476 BC) and the Warring States Period (476 BC - 221 BC). Many incomplete parts of the wall were proved to be built in the Warring States Period.
With its total length of 3, 741 meters with an average height of 7.8 meters and the highest part is 15 meters, this section of the Great Wall was made by huge bar stones. Some of the stones have a height of two meters with a weight of 500kg.
Badaling was the earliest section to be open to the tourists among all the parts of the whole Great Wall. The top of the Wall provides a general view of the surroundings. Watchtowers are seen on the mountains south and north. The Great Wall threads its way through a jumble of mountains like a giant dragon.
Ming Tombs are located about 31 miles from Beijing with 13 emperors of the Ming Dynasty buried here. The tomb was originally built only as Changling, the tomb of Emperor Zhuli and his empresses. This is the most magnificent of the tombs. The succeeding twelve emperors had their tombs built around Changling.
Only the Changling and Dingling tombs are open to the public. Changling, the chief of the Ming Tombs, is the largest in scale and is completely preserved. The total internal area of the main building is 1956 square meters. The ceiling is colorfully painted and supported by sixteen solid camphor posts. The floor was decorated with gold bricks..
It takes about one and half hour to get the Wall by tour bus (with air-conditioning).
Tourists spend about two hours on the Wall first with the English tour guide. The cable car still can be found there with the extra charge which is NOT included in the price of this tour.
Have a lunch at 12:00 o'clock
About 13:00 o'clock go to visit Ming Tombs and spend another two hours for looking around.
After all these, guests will visit a jade factory and Tongrentang, the well-known traditional Chinese medicine store which enjoys long history. Guests also can do shopping there if they would like to.
At last , the tour will be finished at about 17:00 and tourists come back to the city by the same bus.
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