Beijing: Mutianyu Great Wall and Temple of Heaven Tour

Location: Beijing, China


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Highlights

  • Walk a less touristy section of the Great Wall of China at Mutianyu
  • Go deep into the serene Yanshan Mountains to discover one of the Great Wall of China’s most majestic sections
  • See the densely packed watchtowers of a beautifully preserved section of the Great Wall of China
  • Wander the prayer complex of the Ming and Qing dynasties at Beijing's Temple of Heaven
  • Discover the ancient technique of decorating metal with vitreous enamel at a cloisonné factory

Details

  • 8 Hours

  • Pick-up from hotels in Beijing

  • Drop off from hotels in Beijing

  • English


What You Can Expect

  • 1

    Mutianyu Great Wall

    Your guide will meet you at your hotel in the morning to transfer you to the Mutianyu Great Wall, located about 90 minutes from the city center. Upon arrival, you are free to take the cable car to the summit, or hike up to the battlements. Snake your way through the densely packed watchtowers and crenelated parapets, admiring the Yanshan Mountains as you hike. The wall is much less touristy than the more popular Badaling Wall, and you’ll be spared the hassle of the souvenir vendors.

  • 2

    Jade Factory

    Then, go to a jade factory to see how intricate cloisonné artifacts are made, according to the ancient technique of decorating metal objects with vitreous enamel. Now is a good time to buy some souvenirs.

  • 3

    Temple of Heaven

    After lunch, drive back to Beijing to visit the Temple of Heaven to explore where the emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties went to worship heaven. Wander around the complex of temples and halls, admiring the Hall of Prayer for Good Harvests, Imperial Vault of Heaven, and lavish dragon decorations of the Circular Mound Altar.


Pricing

    • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
    • Sightseeing program as per itinerary
    • Meals as per itinerary
    • English-speaking guide and driver
    • Parking and toll fees where applicable
    • Travel insurance
    • Cable car tickets
    • Tips and personal expenses
    • To book a child rate, children must be accompanied by 2 adults
    • Child rates are restricted to children aged 2-11 years old
    • You will get our confirmation email
    • You will get our electronic voucher
    • Local operator will contact you

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