Ming Dynasty Tombs

Ming Dynasty Tombs

Ming Dynasty Tombs: Our most recommended tours and activities

Beijing: The Temple of Heaven Entry Ticket

1. Beijing: The Temple of Heaven Entry Ticket

The Temple of Heaven, literally the Altar of Heaven, is a complex of Taoist buildings situated in south-eastern urban Beijing, known as the Xuanwu District. The complex was visited by the Emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties for annual ceremonies of prayer to Heaven for good harvest. It is regarded as a Taoist temple, although the Chinese Heaven worship by the reigning monarch “ohe day” pre-dates Taoism. The Temple of Heaven is a must-see attraction in Beijing! How to get to Temple of Heaven By Bus: South Gate: Take bus 36, 958 or Zhuan 202 to Tiantan Nanmen Station. West Gate: Take bus 2, 7, 20, 36, 53, 72, 93, or 120 and get off at Tiantan Ximen Station. North Gate: Take bus 6, 34, 35, 36, 72 or 106 and get off at Tiantan Beimen Station. By Subway: Take Subway Line 5 to Tiantan Dongmen Station; leave from Exit A and you'll find the East Gate of the Park. Take Subway Line 8 to Tianqiao Station, take Exit C, walk eastward you will see the west gate.

Mutianyu Great Wall Bus Group Tour

2. Mutianyu Great Wall Bus Group Tour

You can reach at exit C of " hepingxiqiao" station of subway line 5 and meet tour bus and group guide at 7:50 AM then drive to amazing part of Mutianyu Great wall directly. The accompanying group guide will guide you to visit the Mutianyu Great Wall exhaustively in Chinese and English, and the butler service is always ready to solve your problems during the trip, and provide you with one-stop queue-free ticketing service, entering the scenic area directly by swiping your passports to enter the site, eliminating the pain of queuing. Then you will have 3 hours to hike and take in the appeal of this ancient one of seven wonders. Later on you can have lunch by yourself, then drive back to meeting point. Note: If you book the tour 24 hours in advance, a professional English-speaking guide is guaranteed to lead the group. If you book this product within 24 hours, there will be a possibility that a Chinese-speaking guide will lead the group, which is a mixed group of Chinese and international tourists. So please book the tour as far in advance as possible.

From Beijing: Badaling Great Wall Bus Group Tour

3. From Beijing: Badaling Great Wall Bus Group Tour

You can take subway and meet the group guide and tour bus at subway line 10 or line 8 of "Beitucheng" Station Exit C at 7:50 AM, then drive to amazing part of Badaling Great wall directly. The accompanying group guide will guide you to visit the Great Wall exhaustively in Chinese and English, and the butler service is always ready to solve your problems during the trip, and provide you with one-stop queue-free ticketing service, entering the scenic area directly by swiping your passports to enter the site, eliminating the pain of queuing. Then you will have 3 hours to hike and take in the appeal of this ancient one of seven wonders. Later on you can have lunch by yourself, then drive back and drop off some of clients at Olympic park area , if you are not interested in it, you will still follow bus and stop at "Beitucheng" Station again, then you can take subway to go back hotel by yourself. Note: If you book the tour 24 hours in advance, a professional English-speaking guide is guaranteed to lead the group. If you book this product within 24 hours, there will be a possibility that a Chinese-speaking guide will lead the group, which is a mixed group of Chinese and international tourists. So please book the tour as far in advance as possible.

Beijing: Mutianyu Great Wall and Ming Tombs Private Tour

4. Beijing: Mutianyu Great Wall and Ming Tombs Private Tour

Your guide and driver will meet you in your hotel's lobby in Beijing, then drive to the famous Mutianyu Great Wall which will take about 1.5 hours. Once arrive at the The Mutianyu Great Wall, you’ll take the cable car/ ski lift up to the Wall, then enjoy a less hurried experience and take time to marvel at this wondrous structure and the surrounding hillsides. The Great Wall at Mutianyu was built and restored in the early Ming Dynasty (1368 – 1644), on the remnants of a wall originally built in the Northern Qi Dynasty (550-577). Reconstruction took place under the supervision of Xu Da, one of the founding generals of the Ming Dynasty, who was responsible for building a Wall from Shanhaiguan in the east to as far as Mutianyu. Follow your tour guide to hike up and down to explore different towers. Enjoy a delicious local lunch, then heading directly to Ming Tombs. You will visit Dingling at the Ming Tombs. Ming Tombs mainly means thirteen tombs of Ming Dynasty which are scattered at the foot of Tianshou Mountain. Listed in World Cultural Heritages by UNESCO, Ming Tombs shows impressive natural landscape and historical significance. Dingling was built in 1590. Emperor Shen Zong and the empress were buried there in 1620. Now, Dingling Tomb is the hottest among the thirteen for it is the only Ming imperial tomb excavated so far. Stroll around the area with your tour guide, admire the antiques in the the museums and discover the secrets of the Underground Palace. After the tour, you will be transferred back to your hotel in Beijing City.

Private Tour: Juyongguan Great Wall, Sacred Road&Ming Tombs

5. Private Tour: Juyongguan Great Wall, Sacred Road&Ming Tombs

Meet our tour guide in your hotel's lobby. Then heading directly to Juyongguan Great Wall(1.5 hours drive). Your friendly tour guide will explain the related histories and stories along the way. Feel free to ask questions if you have. Upon arrival, follow your tour guide to hike up and down and explore different towers at Juyongguan. Juyong Pass was constructed with structures of various functions ensuring logistic supplies and effective management and governance. In the Yuan Dynasty (1272-1368), the Juyong Pass functioned as a major traffic artery from Beijing to Inner Mongolia. From the 14th to the early 20th century, a large number of temples and shrines of Buddhist, Taoist, and Confucianist origin were built in the Juyong Pass. After a delicious lunch in the local restaurant, continue to the Sacred Way of the Ming Tombs. Stroll along the Sacred Way, admire 18 pairs of marble figures lined up in antithesis which were erected over 500 years ago. Gain deep insight into the Fengshui theory which practiced here and learn more stories about the Ming Dynasty. Next, move on to the Dingling Tomb at the Ming Tombs. Construction of Dingling Tomb (定陵) started in 1584 and was finished in 6 years later. In 1620, Emperor Wanli (万历皇帝) was buried here with his two empresses. Discover the treasures found from the underground palace in the museums and walk into the underground palace to experience the massive tomb with five chambers. After the tour finished, you will be transferred back to your hotel in Beijing.

Beijing: Mutianyu Great Wall+Ming Tomb+Sacred Way

6. Beijing: Mutianyu Great Wall+Ming Tomb+Sacred Way

Today, our experienced guide will show you the Great Wall of China in the early morning without crowds, next tour only one of the 13 emperors’ tombs( no enough time to see all of them) and the Sacred Way to see the big holy animals and guardians carved out of white marbles in the afternoon. Beijing is too big to tour by yourselves, long distance to drive with heavy traffic and huge sights to tour around. Our experienced guide will use their knowledge and experience to smooth your trip to accomplish your dreams in Beijing. Sample Itinerary: Hotel pick up in the early morning( 7:00am, 7:30am or 8:00am, the early the better, if you really don’t like crowds and queue.) Drive 1.5-2 hours to reach the Great Wall which is 76KM away from the city center. Take the shuttle bus for about 4 minutes from the tourists center to the entrance of the Great Wall Take the chairlift up mountain to reach the entrance of the Great Wall near the No. 6 watchtower. Enjoy your hiking for 1.5-2hours. After the Wall, drive around 30 minutes to the nice restaurant for local dishes ( costs around 50CNY to 80CNY per person at your own expense, our guide will help you order specialties according to your needs) After lunch drive 1 hour to the 13 emperors’ Tombs of Ming dynasty, tour the one of them about 40 minutes. (Changling for the surface palace which is a museum for treasures excavated from Ding Tomb. Dingling for the underground palace where emperor’s and empresses’ coffins were buried) (Note: choose one among these two tombs) Drive 10 minutes to the Sacred Way, hug holy animals and guardians lined up for protecting the royal family, tour for 30 minutes. In the end, drive around 1.5-2 hours to take you back to your hotel. Finish the big day happily

Beijing: Longqing Gorge, Ming Tombs & Lunch Private Day Tour

7. Beijing: Longqing Gorge, Ming Tombs & Lunch Private Day Tour

Your English speaking guide and private car will pick you up at in your hotel's lobby.  Heading directly to Longqing Gorge, on the way you will driving pass by Juyongguan Great Wall and Badaling Great Wall, your tour guide will explain the related histories and stories, sit back enjoy the sceneries along the way. Upon arrival. Follow your tour guide to explore the Longqing Gorge. You will take the fun dragon escalator up then experience a cruise along the beautiful lake which will give you a nice memory, enjoy amazing view of the area and be amazed by the beauty of the nature. Explore the temples and island with your tour guide and spend about 2 hours inside the Long Qing Gorge Stop at a local restaurant  for a delicious Chinese countryside style lunch. Then heading directly to Dingling at the Ming Tombs. Once arrive at Dingling Tomb, your guide will give a detailed stories about the Ming dynasties history and tell the life story of the owner of this tomb. Be amazed by the complicated burial culture in the Ming Dynasty, feel free to ask questions if you have. After the Dingling visit, you will be transferred back to your hotel in Beijing.

Beijing: Guyaju Cave Dwellings with Optional Visits

8. Beijing: Guyaju Cave Dwellings with Optional Visits

Take a private day tour to Guyaju Cave Dwellings and Longqingxia Gorge from Beijing. See 174 amazing caves in Guyaju, which were reportedly carved by an ethnic minority called the Xiyi during the Tang dynasty. Take a fun boat ride in beautiful Longqing Gorge. Be picked up from your hotel in Beijing and travel to Guyaju Cave Dwellings by private vehicle, it will takes about 2 hours, your tour guide will explain the related histories on the way, feel free to interact with your tour gudie. Upon arrival, admire 117 amazing caves in Guyaju, which were reportedly carved by an ethnic minority called the Xiyi during the Tang dynasty (618-907 AD). Most of the caves are bunched together in two rock face villages, resembling ant farms for humans. A strong recommendation for the one who are looking for an easy trip to somewhere very impressive and fairly little-known. Please note that this listing provides 4 options, choose what suits you best! Option 1: Longqing Gorge and Guyaju Cave Dwellings Private Day tour Longqing Gorge offers many natural sites, including the Bell Mountain, Phoenix-Coronet Island, Dongdazhai and Moon Bay, you will take a fun boat ride to see clear waters, wooded mountains, curious stones, and wonderful karst caves. The site is often compared by visitors with the Three Gorges of the Yangtze River. Option 2: Ming Tombs Sacred Way of the Ming Tomb: there are 18 pairs of marble figures lined up in antithesis which were erected over 500 years ago. Gain deep insight into the Fengshui theory which practiced here and learn more stories about the Ming Dynasty from your tour guide. Next, move on to the Dingling Tomb at the Ming Tombs. Construction of Dingling Tomb (定陵) started in 1584 and was finished in 6 years later. In 1620, Emperor Wanli (万历皇帝) was buried here with his two empresses. Discover the treasures found from the underground palace in the museums and walk into the underground palace to experience the massive tomb with five chambers. Option 3: Badaling Great Wall The Great Wall is reputed as one of the seven construction wonders in the world not only for its long history, but its massive construction size, and its unique architectural style as well. Badaling Great Wall is the highlight and the most excellent section of Great Walls built in Ming Dynasty. It is also the best preserved part of Great Wall. Follow your tour guide to spend 1- 2 hours at Badaling section to hike up and down and explore different towers. Of course, you can use the convenient cable to take you up to the wall, which save you energy and time. Option 4: Juyongguan Great Wall Juyong Pass was constructed with structures of various functions ensuring logistic supplies and effective management and governance. In the Yuan Dynasty (1272-1368), the Juyong Pass functioned as a major traffic artery from Beijing to Inner Mongolia. Juyongguan section is less crowded compared with Badaling. Tour end with your Beijing downtown hotel drop off.

Beijing: Great Wall of China Private Day Tour

9. Beijing: Great Wall of China Private Day Tour

This tour including entrance tickets and private transfer WITHOUT guide service! Get picked up from your hotel in Beijing downtown or airport and travel to the Great Wall of China in a private vehicle. Choose from a range of sections of the Wall to visit, including the Gubei Water Town. Meet your driver in the lobby of your hotel or airport and drive to the section of the Great Wall you prefer. Choose from the following options: Mutianyu section, Badaling section, Juyongguan section, Huanghuacheng section, Simatai or Gubei Water Town. Once you get there, enjoy the amazing scenery and hike on the wall by yourself. If you have any questions, talk with your Chinese speaking driver by translation APP.

Beijing Private Day Tour to Ming Tombs

10. Beijing Private Day Tour to Ming Tombs

This sequence ensures a comprehensive and informative experience exploring the Ming Tombs and related historical sites. Your English-speaking guide will pick you up from your hotel in Beijing to start today's adventure. After 1 hour drive, you will arrive at Ming Tombs (Ming Shishan Ling), a set of thirteen royal mausoleums of the Ming emperors, located in Changping District about 50 kilometers northwest of Beijing. You'll first visit the Sacred Way, an imperial cemetery road built for Chang Ling, Emperor Zhu Di’s tomb, which later became the main road for all Thirteen tombs. Your knowledgeable guide will explain the meaning of each stone statue along the way. Feel free to ask questions if you have. After that, you'll head to Dingling Underground Palace, the tomb of Emperor Zhu Yijun, where your guide will share detailed stories about Ming Dynasty history and burial culture. Stroll around courtyards and halls, and check out the museums to see the treasures from the underground palace. Then step into the Underground Palace to learn the stories about the emperor and his two expresses. Continuing the tour, you'll visit the Changling Tomb, the tomb of Emperor Yongle, the third Ming emperor, which is the largest and best-preserved of the Ming Tombs. Finally, on the way back to your hotel in Beijing, if traffic allows, you'll drive past the Beijing 2008 Olympic stadiums for a photo opportunity.

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Ming Dynasty Tombs: Our most recommended tours and activities

Beijing: The Temple of Heaven Entry Ticket

Beijing: The Temple of Heaven Entry Ticket

The Temple of Heaven, literally the Altar of Heaven, is a complex of Taoist buildings situated in south-eastern urban Beijing, known as the Xuanwu District. The complex was visited by the Emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties for annual ceremonies of prayer to Heaven for good harvest. It is regarded as a Taoist temple, although the Chinese Heaven worship by the reigning monarch “ohe day” pre-dates Taoism. The Temple of Heaven is a must-see attraction in Beijing! How to get to Temple of Heaven By Bus: South Gate: Take bus 36, 958 or Zhuan 202 to Tiantan Nanmen Station. West Gate: Take bus 2, 7, 20, 36, 53, 72, 93, or 120 and get off at Tiantan Ximen Station. North Gate: Take bus 6, 34, 35, 36, 72 or 106 and get off at Tiantan Beimen Station. By Subway: Take Subway Line 5 to Tiantan Dongmen Station; leave from Exit A and you'll find the East Gate of the Park. Take Subway Line 8 to Tianqiao Station, take Exit C, walk eastward you will see the west gate.

Mutianyu Great Wall Bus Group Tour

Mutianyu Great Wall Bus Group Tour

You can reach at exit C of " hepingxiqiao" station of subway line 5 and meet tour bus and group guide at 7:50 AM then drive to amazing part of Mutianyu Great wall directly. The accompanying group guide will guide you to visit the Mutianyu Great Wall exhaustively in Chinese and English, and the butler service is always ready to solve your problems during the trip, and provide you with one-stop queue-free ticketing service, entering the scenic area directly by swiping your passports to enter the site, eliminating the pain of queuing. Then you will have 3 hours to hike and take in the appeal of this ancient one of seven wonders. Later on you can have lunch by yourself, then drive back to meeting point. Note: If you book the tour 24 hours in advance, a professional English-speaking guide is guaranteed to lead the group. If you book this product within 24 hours, there will be a possibility that a Chinese-speaking guide will lead the group, which is a mixed group of Chinese and international tourists. So please book the tour as far in advance as possible.

From Beijing: Badaling Great Wall Bus Group Tour

From Beijing: Badaling Great Wall Bus Group Tour

You can take subway and meet the group guide and tour bus at subway line 10 or line 8 of "Beitucheng" Station Exit C at 7:50 AM, then drive to amazing part of Badaling Great wall directly. The accompanying group guide will guide you to visit the Great Wall exhaustively in Chinese and English, and the butler service is always ready to solve your problems during the trip, and provide you with one-stop queue-free ticketing service, entering the scenic area directly by swiping your passports to enter the site, eliminating the pain of queuing. Then you will have 3 hours to hike and take in the appeal of this ancient one of seven wonders. Later on you can have lunch by yourself, then drive back and drop off some of clients at Olympic park area , if you are not interested in it, you will still follow bus and stop at "Beitucheng" Station again, then you can take subway to go back hotel by yourself. Note: If you book the tour 24 hours in advance, a professional English-speaking guide is guaranteed to lead the group. If you book this product within 24 hours, there will be a possibility that a Chinese-speaking guide will lead the group, which is a mixed group of Chinese and international tourists. So please book the tour as far in advance as possible.

Beijing: Mutianyu Great Wall and Ming Tombs Private Tour

Beijing: Mutianyu Great Wall and Ming Tombs Private Tour

Your guide and driver will meet you in your hotel's lobby in Beijing, then drive to the famous Mutianyu Great Wall which will take about 1.5 hours. Once arrive at the The Mutianyu Great Wall, you’ll take the cable car/ ski lift up to the Wall, then enjoy a less hurried experience and take time to marvel at this wondrous structure and the surrounding hillsides. The Great Wall at Mutianyu was built and restored in the early Ming Dynasty (1368 – 1644), on the remnants of a wall originally built in the Northern Qi Dynasty (550-577). Reconstruction took place under the supervision of Xu Da, one of the founding generals of the Ming Dynasty, who was responsible for building a Wall from Shanhaiguan in the east to as far as Mutianyu. Follow your tour guide to hike up and down to explore different towers. Enjoy a delicious local lunch, then heading directly to Ming Tombs. You will visit Dingling at the Ming Tombs. Ming Tombs mainly means thirteen tombs of Ming Dynasty which are scattered at the foot of Tianshou Mountain. Listed in World Cultural Heritages by UNESCO, Ming Tombs shows impressive natural landscape and historical significance. Dingling was built in 1590. Emperor Shen Zong and the empress were buried there in 1620. Now, Dingling Tomb is the hottest among the thirteen for it is the only Ming imperial tomb excavated so far. Stroll around the area with your tour guide, admire the antiques in the the museums and discover the secrets of the Underground Palace. After the tour, you will be transferred back to your hotel in Beijing City.

Private Tour: Juyongguan Great Wall, Sacred Road&Ming Tombs

Private Tour: Juyongguan Great Wall, Sacred Road&Ming Tombs

Meet our tour guide in your hotel's lobby. Then heading directly to Juyongguan Great Wall(1.5 hours drive). Your friendly tour guide will explain the related histories and stories along the way. Feel free to ask questions if you have. Upon arrival, follow your tour guide to hike up and down and explore different towers at Juyongguan. Juyong Pass was constructed with structures of various functions ensuring logistic supplies and effective management and governance. In the Yuan Dynasty (1272-1368), the Juyong Pass functioned as a major traffic artery from Beijing to Inner Mongolia. From the 14th to the early 20th century, a large number of temples and shrines of Buddhist, Taoist, and Confucianist origin were built in the Juyong Pass. After a delicious lunch in the local restaurant, continue to the Sacred Way of the Ming Tombs. Stroll along the Sacred Way, admire 18 pairs of marble figures lined up in antithesis which were erected over 500 years ago. Gain deep insight into the Fengshui theory which practiced here and learn more stories about the Ming Dynasty. Next, move on to the Dingling Tomb at the Ming Tombs. Construction of Dingling Tomb (定陵) started in 1584 and was finished in 6 years later. In 1620, Emperor Wanli (万历皇帝) was buried here with his two empresses. Discover the treasures found from the underground palace in the museums and walk into the underground palace to experience the massive tomb with five chambers. After the tour finished, you will be transferred back to your hotel in Beijing.

Beijing: Mutianyu Great Wall+Ming Tomb+Sacred Way

Beijing: Mutianyu Great Wall+Ming Tomb+Sacred Way

Today, our experienced guide will show you the Great Wall of China in the early morning without crowds, next tour only one of the 13 emperors’ tombs( no enough time to see all of them) and the Sacred Way to see the big holy animals and guardians carved out of white marbles in the afternoon. Beijing is too big to tour by yourselves, long distance to drive with heavy traffic and huge sights to tour around. Our experienced guide will use their knowledge and experience to smooth your trip to accomplish your dreams in Beijing. Sample Itinerary: Hotel pick up in the early morning( 7:00am, 7:30am or 8:00am, the early the better, if you really don’t like crowds and queue.) Drive 1.5-2 hours to reach the Great Wall which is 76KM away from the city center. Take the shuttle bus for about 4 minutes from the tourists center to the entrance of the Great Wall Take the chairlift up mountain to reach the entrance of the Great Wall near the No. 6 watchtower. Enjoy your hiking for 1.5-2hours. After the Wall, drive around 30 minutes to the nice restaurant for local dishes ( costs around 50CNY to 80CNY per person at your own expense, our guide will help you order specialties according to your needs) After lunch drive 1 hour to the 13 emperors’ Tombs of Ming dynasty, tour the one of them about 40 minutes. (Changling for the surface palace which is a museum for treasures excavated from Ding Tomb. Dingling for the underground palace where emperor’s and empresses’ coffins were buried) (Note: choose one among these two tombs) Drive 10 minutes to the Sacred Way, hug holy animals and guardians lined up for protecting the royal family, tour for 30 minutes. In the end, drive around 1.5-2 hours to take you back to your hotel. Finish the big day happily

Beijing: Longqing Gorge, Ming Tombs & Lunch Private Day Tour

Beijing: Longqing Gorge, Ming Tombs & Lunch Private Day Tour

Your English speaking guide and private car will pick you up at in your hotel's lobby.  Heading directly to Longqing Gorge, on the way you will driving pass by Juyongguan Great Wall and Badaling Great Wall, your tour guide will explain the related histories and stories, sit back enjoy the sceneries along the way. Upon arrival. Follow your tour guide to explore the Longqing Gorge. You will take the fun dragon escalator up then experience a cruise along the beautiful lake which will give you a nice memory, enjoy amazing view of the area and be amazed by the beauty of the nature. Explore the temples and island with your tour guide and spend about 2 hours inside the Long Qing Gorge Stop at a local restaurant  for a delicious Chinese countryside style lunch. Then heading directly to Dingling at the Ming Tombs. Once arrive at Dingling Tomb, your guide will give a detailed stories about the Ming dynasties history and tell the life story of the owner of this tomb. Be amazed by the complicated burial culture in the Ming Dynasty, feel free to ask questions if you have. After the Dingling visit, you will be transferred back to your hotel in Beijing.

Beijing: Guyaju Cave Dwellings with Optional Visits

Beijing: Guyaju Cave Dwellings with Optional Visits

Take a private day tour to Guyaju Cave Dwellings and Longqingxia Gorge from Beijing. See 174 amazing caves in Guyaju, which were reportedly carved by an ethnic minority called the Xiyi during the Tang dynasty. Take a fun boat ride in beautiful Longqing Gorge. Be picked up from your hotel in Beijing and travel to Guyaju Cave Dwellings by private vehicle, it will takes about 2 hours, your tour guide will explain the related histories on the way, feel free to interact with your tour gudie. Upon arrival, admire 117 amazing caves in Guyaju, which were reportedly carved by an ethnic minority called the Xiyi during the Tang dynasty (618-907 AD). Most of the caves are bunched together in two rock face villages, resembling ant farms for humans. A strong recommendation for the one who are looking for an easy trip to somewhere very impressive and fairly little-known. Please note that this listing provides 4 options, choose what suits you best! Option 1: Longqing Gorge and Guyaju Cave Dwellings Private Day tour Longqing Gorge offers many natural sites, including the Bell Mountain, Phoenix-Coronet Island, Dongdazhai and Moon Bay, you will take a fun boat ride to see clear waters, wooded mountains, curious stones, and wonderful karst caves. The site is often compared by visitors with the Three Gorges of the Yangtze River. Option 2: Ming Tombs Sacred Way of the Ming Tomb: there are 18 pairs of marble figures lined up in antithesis which were erected over 500 years ago. Gain deep insight into the Fengshui theory which practiced here and learn more stories about the Ming Dynasty from your tour guide. Next, move on to the Dingling Tomb at the Ming Tombs. Construction of Dingling Tomb (定陵) started in 1584 and was finished in 6 years later. In 1620, Emperor Wanli (万历皇帝) was buried here with his two empresses. Discover the treasures found from the underground palace in the museums and walk into the underground palace to experience the massive tomb with five chambers. Option 3: Badaling Great Wall The Great Wall is reputed as one of the seven construction wonders in the world not only for its long history, but its massive construction size, and its unique architectural style as well. Badaling Great Wall is the highlight and the most excellent section of Great Walls built in Ming Dynasty. It is also the best preserved part of Great Wall. Follow your tour guide to spend 1- 2 hours at Badaling section to hike up and down and explore different towers. Of course, you can use the convenient cable to take you up to the wall, which save you energy and time. Option 4: Juyongguan Great Wall Juyong Pass was constructed with structures of various functions ensuring logistic supplies and effective management and governance. In the Yuan Dynasty (1272-1368), the Juyong Pass functioned as a major traffic artery from Beijing to Inner Mongolia. Juyongguan section is less crowded compared with Badaling. Tour end with your Beijing downtown hotel drop off.

Beijing: Great Wall of China Private Day Tour

Beijing: Great Wall of China Private Day Tour

This tour including entrance tickets and private transfer WITHOUT guide service! Get picked up from your hotel in Beijing downtown or airport and travel to the Great Wall of China in a private vehicle. Choose from a range of sections of the Wall to visit, including the Gubei Water Town. Meet your driver in the lobby of your hotel or airport and drive to the section of the Great Wall you prefer. Choose from the following options: Mutianyu section, Badaling section, Juyongguan section, Huanghuacheng section, Simatai or Gubei Water Town. Once you get there, enjoy the amazing scenery and hike on the wall by yourself. If you have any questions, talk with your Chinese speaking driver by translation APP.

Beijing Private Day Tour to Ming Tombs

Beijing Private Day Tour to Ming Tombs

This sequence ensures a comprehensive and informative experience exploring the Ming Tombs and related historical sites. Your English-speaking guide will pick you up from your hotel in Beijing to start today's adventure. After 1 hour drive, you will arrive at Ming Tombs (Ming Shishan Ling), a set of thirteen royal mausoleums of the Ming emperors, located in Changping District about 50 kilometers northwest of Beijing. You'll first visit the Sacred Way, an imperial cemetery road built for Chang Ling, Emperor Zhu Di’s tomb, which later became the main road for all Thirteen tombs. Your knowledgeable guide will explain the meaning of each stone statue along the way. Feel free to ask questions if you have. After that, you'll head to Dingling Underground Palace, the tomb of Emperor Zhu Yijun, where your guide will share detailed stories about Ming Dynasty history and burial culture. Stroll around courtyards and halls, and check out the museums to see the treasures from the underground palace. Then step into the Underground Palace to learn the stories about the emperor and his two expresses. Continuing the tour, you'll visit the Changling Tomb, the tomb of Emperor Yongle, the third Ming emperor, which is the largest and best-preserved of the Ming Tombs. Finally, on the way back to your hotel in Beijing, if traffic allows, you'll drive past the Beijing 2008 Olympic stadiums for a photo opportunity.

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Before I purchased the ticket I thought it was a bit expensive, might have been the best $500 I spent. Jenny was amazing, she got me to the Great Wall early before all the tourist arrived, she spoke great English, took me for an amazing traditional Chinese lunch (honestly incredible - get the pork and potatoes). Jenny knew a lot of the history and was super friendly. I would not have done that trip on a bus with a group knowing what I know now. If you can afford the private tour…save yourself the time & pain and do it. Got photos on the wall by myself in sections! Overall awesome!

Today we went to visit the Great Wall, Ming's tomb and the Sacred Way, everything was perfect. We stayed with JasonCui guide and LiRui driver. they picked us up at the hotel right on time, they guided us impeccably, excellent knowledge of English and the history of the places, Jason also reserved access to Tianamen Square for us. excellent experience

Super organized trip. The guide Jason spoke good English and had a lot of historical knowledge. He talked interestingly about China. The car was new and comfortable. We recommend it to everyone.

The guide Jackie was amazing good! He knows all details of the history. His English is very good, even better than mine. We enjoy our visit.

Guide was very great, would always choose her again.