Badaling Great Wall, Jade Factory and Ming Tomb
"Badaling Great Wall, Beijing"
The essential mystical excursion of China
This tour takes you on a journey to the Badaling Great Wall, Jade Factory and Ming Tomb with ease as you travel by bus.
The Badaling section of the Great Wall is one of the most famous and popular and the Great Wall itself is possibly the most renowned feature of China as one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Its impressive length of over 6,400km was once thought to be built entirely during the Qin Dynasty between 221 and 238 BC but is now thought to be even earlier. You’ll be able to admire the incredible architecture and stunning views from this amazing piece of history as you stroll along the famous paths.
You’ll then be taken to the exquisite Jade Factory which displays all of the most ornate jade objects, found in the Neolithic period of China. Jade was often used for personal adornment of Kings, symbolising royalty and power and was even used in some dynasties in burial rituals as it is immortal.
Finally, you will visit the Ming tombs which are an impressive collection of imperial mausoleums built by the Ming dynasty. You’ll get to visit these tombs and see the burial place of some of the most powerful and glorious Emperors as well as see the incredibly detailed small animals that guard the road to the tombs.
Location: China, Beijing
Category: Culture and History
Duration: 8 hours