Great Wall (Badaling) and Ming Tombs: Full-Day Tour

Location: Beijing, China

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  • Explore the well-preserved Badaling section of the Great Wall of China
  • Visit the sacred Ming Tombs, burial ground of 13 Ming Dynasty emperors
  • Shop for treasures at the Longdi Jade Factory


  • 8 Hours

  • Pick-up from your hotel in the morning.

  • Drop-off at your hotel at the end of the tour.

  • English

What You Can Expect

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    Badaling Great Wall

    The section of the Great Wall at Badaling is the most well-preserved and is considered a national cultural relic. It has been recognized by UNESCO as World Heritage Site and ranks among the New 7 Wonders of the World. Badaling is located in Yanqing County, north of Beijing. This section of the Great Wall was built during the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). You’ll have the opportunity to climb up either the north or south face of the Wall.

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    Ming Tombs

    From Badaling we head to the sacred Ming Tombs, the burial sites for 13 of the 16 Ming emperors. You'll have the opportunity to explore the largest of the excavated burial sites, the Changling Tomb, which is divided into 3 separate, impressive courtyards. The site for the Tombs was chosen by the 3rd Ming Dynasty emperor, Yongle (1402-1424). He was also responsible for moving China’s capital city from Nanjing to Beijing. After the construction of the Imperial Palace (the Forbidden City) was completed in 1420, Yongle selected his burial site and created his own mausoleum.


    • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
    • Sightseeing
    • Meals as indicated in the itinerary
    • Local English-speaking tour guide
    • Entrance fees as indicated in the itinerary
    • Parking fees & tolls wherever applicable
    • Hotel accommodation
    • Flight/train ticket
    • Travel insurance
    • Personal expenses such as laundry, drinks, telephone calls, optional activities, etc
    • Gratuities for the tour guide, driver, hotel bellboy
    • Services not mentioned in the itinerary
    • The approximate day tour itinerary & schedule above is for reference only, and may vary according to your travel date and group size. The Itinerary & schedule is subject to change at the time of booking order is confirmed
    • Tour Duration: About 8 hours
    • Departure Date: Daily
    • Tour Starts: 07:30-09:00 at guest hotel
    • You will get our confirmation email
    • You will get our electronic voucher
    • Local operator will contact you

Customer Reviews

  • No explanation of the history of the great wall.
    Witbank, South Africa | Oct 13, 2011

    No explanation of the history of the great wall.

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