Welcome to Bādálǐng
The mere mention of Bādálǐng (八达岭) sends a shudder down the spine of hard-core Wall walkers, but this is the easiest part of the Wall to get to – you can even get here by train – and as such, if you are really pushed for time, this may be your only option. You’ll have to put up with huge crowds of domestic tourists, a lot of souvenir hawkers and a Wall that was completely renovated in the 1980s and so lacks a true... Read More
Top experiences in Bādálǐng
Private Tour: Ming Tombs and Great Wall at Mutianyu from Beijing
After complimentary pickup from your hotel in Beijing, enjoy a scenic hour drive to the Ming Tombs, one of Beijing’s major historic landmarks. Visit the Chang Ling Tomb, one of the most well-preserved tombs from the Ming Dynasty. Walk through the magnificent halls to the Hall of Eminent Favors, containing a statue of the Yongle Emperor and a beautiful interior with cedar wood columns. Your private guide will share with you the history of the site, including stories about the excavations from these imperial tombs. Enjoy a traditional Chinese lunch and visit the famous Longdi Jade Factory to see how jade is carved. Then, head to the Great Wall at Mutianyu. This towering granite wall, extending 7,381 feet (2,250 meters), was built during the Ming Dynasty (1368 to 1644) as a military alternative to the Great Wall of China at Badaling. The Mutianyu section of the Great Wall is characterized by grand military towers along the wall and is lined with green trees and flowers. Take a cable car ride to the top to get fantastic views of the Great Wall stretching into the distance. On the way back to Beijing, stop at a local shop to view Ming Dynasty cloisonné artwork, ranging from colorful enamel bowls to intricately designed vases.
Beijing in One Day: Day Trip from Shanghai by Air
If your time in China is limited and you want to see more of China, take a day trip from Shanghai to Beijing by air! Embark on a plane from Shanghai to Beijing to explore the most iconic sights of Beijing – the Forbidden City and the Great Wall of China.Begin your day in Beijing at the Forbidden City, the largest and best preserved group of ancient buildings in China. The Forbidden City served as the imperial palace and political center of government from the Ming Dynasty to the end of the Qing Dynasty. Inside, discover the 980 surviving buildings with a total of 8,707 rooms. The palace is an excellent example of traditional Chinese architecture, including elements such as enclosed courtyards and horizontal design.Enjoy a traditional Chinese lunch, then drive out to the Great Wall of China. This amazing feat of architecture stretches 5,500 miles (8,850 kilometers). You’ll visit the Great Wall at Badaling, built during the Ming Dynasty (1368 - 1644) and famous for its impressive scenery of the wall snaking off into the distance. As you ascend up the wall, you’ll see the hills undulating into the distance.After you finish hiking the Great Wall, you'll be driven to Beijing International Airport for your return flight to Shanghai.
Private Beijing Day Trip: Mutianyu Great Wall and Ming Tombs
Your driver and guide will pick you up from your Beijing city hotel at 8:00am. It takes 1.5 hours to the Wall from downtown Beijing.The Great Wall at Mutianyu is a little further from Beijing than the most popular section at Badaling, but it doesn't get as crowded. This section of the Wall is fully restored, there are hand rails to help you up on the very steep parts and the views are spectacular. After a nice lunch at local Chinese restaurants, we will visit the Ming Tombs. Ming Tombs are mausoleums of thirteen emperors of the Ming dynasty. It is the largest clusters of imperial cemeteries in China.Since 1409 with the construction of Changling Tomb for Emperor Zhu Di, the Ming Tombs was completed in 1644 when the Emperor Chongzhen was buried in Siling Tomb. There are three parts are opened to public, the Sacred Way, Changling Tomb and Dingling Tomb. The Sacred Way is the first attraction of Ming Tombs,which is a main way leading to the thirteen imperial tombs inside the scenic area. The two lines of stone lifelike sculptures (12 beasts and 6 officials) on both sides are the highlight of the Sacred Way which are quite popular with visitors.Among the Ming Tombs,Changling is the largest, earliest and most magnificent with best preserved found constructions. Dingling is the only one that the underground palace was excavated. You will visit one of them based on your interests.After finishing your trip to Great Wall and the Ming Tombs, you will be transferred back to your hotel.
Full-Day Great Wall of Badaling with Ming Tomb Tour from Beijing
Start your memorable Beijing tour in the morning from 7:30am to 8:00am. The guide will call your room phone number once they have arrived at your hotel. Then you'll be driven approximately 70-miles away from downtown Beijing to the Great Wall at Badaling. Do some sightseeing on the most famous part of the Great Wall, the Badaling section, for approximately 2-hours. By paying an extra fee, the cable car is a good choice if you want to get to the highest point there and take the whole beautiful bird view. Afterwards, drive approximately 30-minutes to a local restaurant for some authentic Chinese food near the Ming Tombs.After lunch, take a 20-minute drive to the Ming Tombs, the best preserved Chinese imperial tombs with 500 years of history. Visit the largest one among all others: Changling, it is the tomb for Emperor Yongle.After the Ming Tombs visit, you will head to the National Olympic Stadium and get an outside look at the Bird's Nest and Water Cube. The Bird's Nest is a marvel of architecture. You will be impressed by the amazing structure and fabulous design. The best time to visit will be from afternoon until evening.At the end, you will be driven back to your hotel at approximately 5:00pm.
Mutianyu Great Wall and Summer Palace Private Day Trip including Lunch and Entrance fees
Your tour guide will pick you up at 8:00am from your hotel and visit the Mutianyu Great Wall first (1.5 hour driving time). This section of the Wall is fully restored with spectacular view and beautiful surrounding. You will have your own option to choose taking a cable car or chair lift up to the wall or spend 2-3 hours hiking on the Wall. Taking a toboggan ride back down is exciting and a lot of fun (at your own cost).After a delicious dumpling meal, head to the Summer Palace, a well-preserved royal garden in China. It's nice to stroll around ancient pavilions, mansions, temples, bridges and huge lake, stopping occasionally at a shop or tea-house. Much-loved summer retreat of the Imperial families, the lovely landscaped gardens, halls, pavilions and corridors are set around the lake and rivers in natural harmony. Between April to October, you can enjoy a Dragon Boat ride there if you like.After you tour is finished, you will be transferred back to your hotel.
Full-Day Tour of Mutianyu Great Wall, Water Cube and Bird's Nest
Your tour guide will pick you up at your hotel lobby at approximately 8:00am. After a 2-hour drive, you will arrive at Mutianyu Great Wall. It offers you an alternative experience of visiting Great Wall. Compared to the popular Wall at Badaling section, this Section is older than Badaling and is a more challenging climb, so an easy cable car ride to the top is offered. Before enjoying the panoramic views of the Mutianyu Great Wall, however, you will visit the National Stone Place and learn about china's most precious stone. For lunch you will savor a typical home-style meal served in a farmer’s courtyard. Then as you return from the journey, you will experience a traditional and relaxing tea ceremony before being dropped off at your hotel at approximately