Juyongguan Great Wall and Changling of Ming Tombs
16th September, 2018
We will depart from CNCC to Juyongguan Great Wall to visit its magnificent and natural scenery at 8:00. After lunch buffet at local restaurant, we will walk on the sacred Road and visit Changling of Ming Tombs. Then, return to the hotels.
Departure time and location: 8:00 at venue hall of C1 gate in CNCC
Price: 85.00 USD per person with a minimum of 30 participants
1. Lunch in local Chinese restaurant
2. Air-conditioning coach with professional driver
3. English-speaking tour guide
4. Entrance tickets of Juyongguan Great Wall and Ming Tombs
The Great Wall is a scenic spot that tourists cannot miss for their Beijing travel in China. The magnificent structure is a rare military defense project in history. With long-standing history, grand construction effort and majestic spirits, The Great Wall is the honor and symbol of the Chinese. Built in the Spring and Autumn Period and the Warring States Period, and reconstructed many times in following dynasties. The Great Wall has now become a world cultural heritage by the UNESCO.
Juyongguan Pass, located 20 kilometers (12 miles) north of Changping County, about 60 kilometers (37 miles) from Beijing, is a renowned pass of the Great Wall of China. Enlisted in the World Heritage Directory in 1987, it is a national cultural protection unit. Juyongguan Pass is not just a military stronghold, but also a beautiful scenic spot. Around the pass, beautiful flowers and lush trees dot the mountains. A splendid picture!
50 kilometers northwest from Beijing City lay the Ming Tombs - the general name given to the mausoleums of 13 emperors of the Ming Dynasty (1368 - 1644). The mausoleums have been perfectly preserved, as has the necropolis of each of the many emperors. Because of its long history, palatial and integrated architecture, the site has a high cultural and historic value. The layout and arrangement of all thirteen mausoleums are very similar but vary in size as well as in the complexity of their structures.
The first tomb Changling, the chief of the Ming Tombs, is the largest in scale and is completely preserved. The total internal area of the main building is 1956 square meters. There are 32 huge posts, and the largest measure about 14 meters in height. It inhumes Emperor Zhudi, the fourth son of Emperor Zhu Yuanzhang.