Beijing Day Trip of Mutianyu Great Wall and Ming Tombs by Bus

Beijing Day Trip of Mutianyu Great Wall and Ming Tombs by Bus
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$39
Duration: 9 hours
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Description

This guided tour involves the two most attractive sites outside Beijing. The Mutianyu Great Wall, a breathtaking sight and an awesome experience; and the Ming Tomb of Dingling, the only tomb that has been excavated. The tours also includes a stop at a Jade Show and another one at a Tea Shop.

Your English-speaking guide will pick you up at your hotel lobby between 6:30 am and 7:30 am depending on other customer’s hotel pick-up. The exact time will be informed by your guide a day before the tour starts, normally after 6:00 pm, by a phone call to your hotel.

Then, drive to the Ming Tombs (Dingling), the best-preserved Chinese imperial tombs with 500 years history. Dingling is the underground mausoleum of Emperor Wan Li. The Underground Palace Halls, a labyrinth palace building, were the first royal tomb excavated in accordance with plan in China. 

After exploring the Ming Tombs, you will have the opportunity to visit a Jade Carving Factory for 45 minutes. Jade carving is a very popular product in China, not only for the excellent skills artists need to do the carvings, but also because of the cultural background behind. A traditional Chinese cuisine lunch will follow the visit.

After lunch, drive to Mutianyu Great Wall, known for its beautiful surroundings of dense woods and rich pastures changing colors with the seasons of a year. As one of the best-preserved parts, Mutianyu section of Great Wall used to serve as the northern barrier defending the capital and the imperial tombs. You can hike up the side of mountain to the wall or take a cable car (at your own expense). Then you can walk over the wall passing several watch towers for different views. On the way down, you can either walk, or take the cable car or toboggan (at your own expense).

You are returned to the downtown Beijing, you will have a chance to enjoy the Chinese traditional Tea Ceremony at a Tea Shop. After the tour, prepare to be transferred back to your hotel around 6:00pm.

This guided tour involves the two most attractive sites outside Beijing. The Mutianyu Great Wall, a breathtaking sight and an awesome experience; and the Ming Tomb of Dingling, the only tomb that has been excavated. The tours also includes a stop at a Jade Show and another one at a Tea Shop.