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Great Wall of China, Ming Tombs and jade day trip from Beijing

Stand on the Great Wall of China, visit the sacred Ming Tombs and pick up a souvenir of precious jade on this unforgettable day trip from Beijing. The Ming Dynasty Tombs houses 13 generations of emperors in a vast and beautiful temple complex. The Great Wall of China is rightly called one of the wonders of the world, needing little introduction as one of the most famous man-made structures ever constructed. See both of these Unesco sites on this fantastic tour and then treat yourself to a piece of jade at the Long Di Jade Factory. Head north from Beijing for your first stop at the Ming Tombs. Enter along the Spirit Way, a long path guarded by sacred animals such as camels, elephants and griffins, and discover beautiful many-roofed temples, lush gardens and the largest stone archway in China. This necropolis, arranged according to the principals of Feng Shui, has three tombs open to the public, where you can learn about the unimaginable wealth and power of the Ming Dynasty. Enjoy a delicious Chinese lunch, and then set off to visit the perfectly preserved Badaling section of the Great Wall, the greatest marvel of ancient engineering and an iconic structure visible from space. Built to protect the nascent empire from the warlike intentions of their northerly neighbours, these massive fortifications stretch for thousands of miles across stunning mountain scenery. Climb the mighty stone steps or ascend by cable car, and then stand atop this incredible structure and imagine the role it played in Chinese history. On your way home, stop off at the Long Di Jade Factory where millions of jade items are on sale, and enjoy a traditional Chinese Tea Ceremony. Here you can also experience Chinese Calligraphy free. Chinese Calligraphy has thousand years of history and it was regarded as a kind of cultural &visual art. Pick up a souvenir to remember your journey into Chinese legend forever. Stand on the Great Wall of China, visit the sacred Ming Tombs and pick up a souvenir of precious jade on this unforgettable day trip from Beijing. The Ming Dynasty Tombs houses 13 generations of emperors in a vast and beautiful temple complex. The Great Wall of China is rightly called one of the wonders of the world, needing little introduction as one of the most famous man-made structures ever co Meeting/pick-up point /strong> Hotels in Beijing City center only. Hotel pick-up is for selected hotels only, please call 24 hours before trip to confirm if your hotel is included.

Duration: 8 hours.

Start or opening time: 9am. Pick-ups begin at 7am, as arranged by your tour guide the night before. Please be at your pick-up point 5 minutes prior to arranged time.

Languages: Shared tour: in English. Private tour: English, French, Italian and Spanish.

Required documentation: Please do not forget to bring your ID.

Included: Entrance tickets, English-speaking tour guide, traditional Chinese lunch and coach tickets.

Not included: Cable car fee.

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