Best Private Tour: Great Wall of China at Juyongguan and Ming Tombs from Beijing
- Private guide for a more personalized experience
- Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
- Small-group tour
Surrounded by mountains, Juyongguan Pass served as a strategic military stronghold and was the site of many battles. The ancient pass was originally built in the Han Dynasty (220-206 BC) as a fortification, and later rebuilt to link it to the Great Wall of China. The circular pass is complete with supporting facilities, including a city tower, watch tower and a meeting place for the emperor. Juyongguan is surrounded by lush forests and magnificent mountains.
Enjoy lunch at a Chinese restaurant before heading to the Ming Tombs for a glimpse of ancient Chinese history and imperial culture. Enter the tombs through the Great Red Gate, covered with imperial yellow roof tiles. As you make your way down the main road called the Spirit Way, see the 36 impressive stone statutes of guardian officials and animals carved in the 15th century.
Continue your walk down the path to explore the Chang Ling Tomb. The Chang Ling Tomb is the largest and best-preserved of the Ming Tombs and is divided into three stunning courtyards.
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- Private vehicle for hotel pickup, drop-off and sightseeing
- Transportation to and from Juyongguan section of Great Wall and Ming Tombs
- English-speaking private guide
- Gratuities (optional)
- Confirmation will be received at the time of booking
Reviewed by: Kristy Fitzgerald, April 2014
It was great! She was very informative and the PRIVATE tour is the way to go. Our driver was courteous and safe.
Reviewed by: vivi, United States of America, July 2013
very good tour