Great Wall Tour
The Great Wall of China is a Series of stone
and earthen fortifications in northern China, built originally
to protect the northern borders of the Chinese Empire against
intrusions by various nomadic groups. Several walls had been
built since the 5th century BC that are referred to collectively
as the Great Wall, which had been rebuilt and maintained from
the 5th century BC through the 16th century. One of the most
famous is the wall built between 220-206 BC by the first Emperor
of China, QinShiHuang. Little of that wall remains, and the
majority of the existing wall was built during the Ming Dynasty.
The Great Wall stretches from Shanhaiguan
in the east, to Lop Nur in the west, along an are that roughly
delineates the southern edge of Inner Mongolia. The most comprehensive
archaeological survey, using advanced technologies, has concluded
that the entire Great Wall, with all of its branches, stretches
for 8,851.8 km. This is made up of 6,259.6 km sections of
actual wall, 359.7 km of trenches and 2,232.5 km of natural
defensive barriers such as hills and rivers.
In 2009, an additional 290 km (180 mi) of
previously undetected portions of the wall, built during the
Ming Dynasty, was discovered. The newly discovered sections
range from the Hushan mountains in the northern Liaoning province,
to Jiayuguan in western Gansu province. The sections had been
submerged over time by sandstorms which moved across the arid
Under Qing Dynasty¡¯s rule, China's
borders extended beyond the walls and Mongolia was annexed
into the empire, so construction and repairs on the Great
Wall were discontinued.
1. Great Wall Hiking Tour Packages
Beijing Great Wall Hiking Tour
Tour Code: PKG_07
from Jinshanling to Simatai. Jinshanling Great Wall has
complete defensive system, it is one of the best preserved
parts of the Great Wall with many original features. Simatai's
original appearance is also still preserved to let you
feel the truly historic atmosphere.
Days Beijing Great Wall Hiking Tour
Tour Code: PKG_08
tour offers travelers a chance to see the "wild Great
Wall". You will hike on the most famous sections of the
Great Wall: Gubeikou, Jinshanling, Wohushan, Jiankou and
2. One Day Group Coach
Tour To Great Wall
2. Private Beijing Tours
To Great Wall
Cloud Taoist Temple
Center "Water Cube"
Stadium "Bird's Nest"