Meet your guide at the lobby of your hotel in Beijing city centre and drive together to the Great Wall.
Did you know that the Great Wall is the longest piece of architecture in the world, stretching from China’s east coast to China’s west desert? As you stand on the top tower and look at the wall snaking its way across the tops of the mountains, it’s incredible to imagine that once these walls protected the Chinese empire’s land from different invaders. This specific section of the wall was built in order to defend not only the capital, but also the imperial tombs lying in close proximity.
The Great Wall at Muyianyu, located in Beijing’s Huairou County about 70 km’s city center is one of the lesser-visited parts of the Great Wall but still restored enough for pleasant climbing. There is a cable car up, and there is also a toboggan ride down, these are optional. The wall here is surrounded by amazing forests and greenery as far as the eye stretches.
During the Great Wall hike, you can bring your food to have lunch while enjoying the views, or you can ask your guide when you finish the hike to help you find a local restaurant to have a traditional Chinese cuisine lunch on your own expense. Before visiting the Summer Palace, we will take you to a Silk Factory where experts will help you see the process of silk making from silkworm to finished product. Your guides can also help you explain how everything is made, and it’s the perfect place to get some souvenirs for friends and families at home. You’ll gain an understanding of the different qualities of silk, to make sure that you don’t get ripped off.