All-Inclusive Private Day Tour: Juyongguan Great Wall and Ming Tombs

All-Inclusive Private Day Tour: Juyongguan Great Wall and Ming Tombs
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$68
Duration: 8 hours
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Enjoy a full-day all-inclusive private tour to two remarkable UNESCO World Heritage sites: the Great Wall of China and the Ming Tombs. Juyongguan's Great Wall is the site of an ancient military town which is replete with military installations, watch towers, official residences, temples and other structures. The present pass was initially built during the Ming Dynasty and received much renovation later. After lunch, you will visit the only excavated tomb from the Ming Dynasty tomb site: Dingling Underground Palace and Scared Path.

Your tour guide will pick you up at your hotel in the early morning. After about an hour drive, you will arrive at the Juyongguan section of the Great Wall. Juyongguan's Great Wall is a very important strategic area, connecting the inner land and the area near the northern border of China. You will be allowed to climb the Juyongguan Great Wall for 2 hours.

After lunch (included), move on to the Underground Dingling Palace, part of the 13 Ming Dynasty Tombs complex. 13 Ming Dynasty Emperors were buried in this area. You will visit Dingling and the tomb of the Wanli Emperor, which is the only one of the Ming Dynasty Tombs to have been excavated. Scared Path will be the last program before you finish this tour.  The path stretching for 800 meters north of the pavilion is lined with stone pillars and statutes. The statues include 12 figures of generals and civil officials and 24 animal figures -- lions, camels, elephants, unicorns and horses. There are 4 of each of these animals: two standing and two lying down. These lifelike and exquisite stone statues are of very high cultural and artistic value and constitute a museum of Chinese stone carving.


After the tour you will be transferred back to your midtown hotel in Beijing.

Enjoy a full-day all-inclusive private tour to two remarkable UNESCO World Heritage sites: the Great Wall of China and the Ming Tombs. Juyongguan's Great Wall is the site of an ancient military town which is replete with military installations, watch towers, official residences, temples and other structures. The present pass was initially built during the Ming Dynasty and received much renovation later. After lunch, you will visit the only excavated tomb from the Ming Dynasty tomb site: Dingling Underground Palace and Scared Path.