Come and revel at one of the less visited and more authentic parts of the Great Wall: Juyongguan. After that, learn more about the Ming Dynasty and visit the biggest imperial tomb, Changling Tomb, and taste a Beijing Roast Duck dinner.
What to Expect
Visitors to Beijing love the Great Wall, and for a good reason: it is one of the wonders of the world. 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 morning, you’ll see a part of the wall at Juyongguan Great Wall, an old military stronghold that was listed in the World Heritage Directory in 1987. Make sure you wear proper footwear, it’s a bit of a hike to the wall as this part of the Great Wall is located within a beautiful mountainous area filled with flora native to China.
After this, visit a jade factory to learn how this beautiful and traditionally Chinese stone is found, carved, and what kind of objects are made using it, and how the quality differs. You can browse the objects and purchase some to take home as souvenirs if you like. Following your visit to the factory, you will be taken for an authentic Chinese lunch at the jade factory.
Lunch will be followed by visiting Changling Tomb: the biggest imperial tomb among the thirteen Ming Tombs located about 31 miles from Beijing. This is the tomb of the third Emperor of the Ming Dynasty, Zhu Di, and Empress Xu. This was also the first of the tombs to be built during the Ming Dynasty. After him, however, 12 more Emperors were buried in tombs. This specific tomb covers 30 acres of land, and you will be able to see how well preserved the tomb is.
Following that, your dinner in the evening will be an unforgettable experience tasting one of the most famous cuisines in Peking, Roast Duck (or you can also call it Beijing Duck.) It is best known for its remarkable marinade, its crisp skin with a rich amber hue, which you can wrap in tiny pancakes with plum sauce, cucumber, spring onion, and sometimes hami melon. Your guide will help you and explain the history of Beijing Duck, and how it is traditionally eaten in Beijing.
- Transfer with an English-speaking guide on board
- English-speaking guide at all attractions
- Entrance ticket
What's Not Included
- Additional snacks and drinks