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Mutianyu Great Wall & Ming Tombs Private Day Tour

Mutianyu Great Wall & Ming Tombs Private Day Tour

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Mutianyu Great Wall & Ming Tombs Private Day Tour
• Item Code: ZBJ150
• Trip Duration: Approximately 8 hours
• Visiting: Mutianyu Great Wall, Jade Museum, Ming Tombs (Dingling Tomb)
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Key Details
• Tour Duration: Approximately 8 hours
• Live Guide: English & Chinese
• Pick-up Service: Your hotel between 07:00 and 09:00
• Pick-up & Drop off Place: Your hotel

Brief Itinerary
• Pick up at your hotel in Beijing
• Visit Great Wall of China at Mutianyu
• Visit Jade Museum
• Lunch at local restaurant
• Visit Ming Tombs (Dingling Tomb)
• Transfer to your hotel in Beijing

What's Included
• Hotel pick-up and drop-off service
• Transportation in an air-conditioned coach
• Services of an English-speaking guide
• Entrance tickets to mentioned attractions
• Lunch at local restaurant
• All government taxes 

What's Not Included 
• Cable car
• Optional activity costs
• Gratuities to guide & driver
• Any other personal expenses

Great Wall of China
The Great Wall was continuously built from the 3rd century BC to the 17th century AD on the northern border of China as the great military defence project of successive Chinese Empires, with a total length of more than 20,000 kilometers. The Great Wall begins in the east at Shanhaiguan in Hebei province and ends at Jiayuguan in Gansu province to the west. Its main body consists of walls, horse tracks, watch towers, and shelters on the wall, and includes fortresses and passes along the Wall. The Great Wall reflects collision and exchanges between agricultural civilizations and nomadic civilizations in ancient China. It provides significant physical evidence of the far-sighted political strategic thinking and mighty military and national defence forces of central empires in ancient China, and is an outstanding example of the superb military architecture, technology and art of ancient China. The Great Wall embodies unparalleled significance as the national symbol for safeguarding the security of the country and its people.

Mutianyu Great Wall
As one of the best-preserved parts of the Great Wall, Mutianyu Great Wall used to serve as the northern barrier defending the capital and the imperial tombs. The Mutianyu Great Wall has the largest construction scale and best quality among all sections of Great Wall. Built mainly with granite, the wall is 7-8.5 metres high and the top is 4–5 metres wide. Watchtowers are densely placed along this section of the Great Wall - 22 watch towers on this 2,250-metre-long stretch. Mutianyu Great Wall is also famous for the breathtakingly beautiful scenery. Woods cover over ninety-six percent of the total scenic area. The wall presents different aspects of beauty in the four seasons. Flowers bloom all over the mountains in spring. Grasses dress the hillside green in summer. Trees are laden with sweet fruits in autumn, and especially in October, leaves are turning red or yellow, touching the mountain tops with gold. In winter, the wall is covered by snow, making it seem more magnificent.

Ming Tombs
Ming Tombs are a collection of mausoleums built by the emperors of the Ming dynasty between 1420 and 1644 in Beijing. The site, on the southern slope of Tianshou Mountain, was chosen based on the principles of geomancy (Fengshui) by the third Ming emperor, the Yongle Emperor. After the construction of the Forbidden City in 1420, the Yongle Emperor selected his burial site and created his own mausoleum (Changling Tomb). The subsequent 12 Ming Dynasty emperors placed their tombs in the same valley. Ming Tombs are laid out according to Chinese hierarchical rules and incorporate sacred ways lined with stone monuments and sculptures designed to accommodate ongoing royal ceremonies as well as the passage of the spirits of the dead. They illustrate the great importance attached by the Ming rulers to the building of imposing mausolea, reflecting not only the general belief in an afterlife but also an affirmation of authority.

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