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Wander the Great Wall Overview
Enjoy a first-rate experience of China's Great Wall with a local guide.
Imagine China's Great Wall in all its former glory and tread the elevated highway as it stands today. Dating back 2,000 years, the wall was originally made of compacted earth and built to keep out marauding nomads from the north. Gradually the structure has deteriorated and some sections have turned to dust. But over the subsequent dynasties, several strategic sections have been rebuilt and reinforced. Travel at a leisurely pace with a local guide and picnic amid the breathtaking scenery. Complemented with time in Beijing, this Great Wall adventure is a great way to experience one of the most iconic parts of the world and see imperial China from another perspective.
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Beijing has a long and colourful history and this rapidly modernising city is an amazing whirl of ancient sites, modern buildings, bicycles, people, shops and eateries.
Snaking over the landscape for 8,851 km, the building of China's Great Wall started in the 5th century BC with the aim of protecting China's northern borders from invading Mongolian hordes.
Cycling through ancient hutongs, climbing the Great Wall, marvelling at the Bird's Nest or wandering the Forbidden City is only the tip of Beijing's cultural iceberg.
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