The Great Wall of China comprises long and connected fortifications with different names. China’s Ming Dynasty (1368 – 1644) was the era of the massive building of the Great Wall of China. As the capital of Ming Dynasty, Beijing was heavily constructed with solid brick and stone walls on its northern mountainous areas to protect Beijing and the empire against the raids and invasions of the various nomadic groups from the north.
Today the massive ancient military works has become a shining star attracting a consistent flow of tourists who come here, appreciating the creativity of the people in the old times, feeling and touching the history, and looking for the bonding moments with their family members and friends which we are wanting in our busy and monotonous life.
I’ve been climbed almost all the sections of the Great Wall of China surrounding Beijing, either restored bits of the Wall or half renovated or even wild and unrestored chunks of the Wall. Every time ascending the Wall, I find people are getting exhilarated by the magic Great Wall and its beautiful environment and landscape.
The charm of the Great Wall is contagious to the people of all ages, religions, men and women from all corners of the world. Years ago I met a young British guy sitting on an edge of the broken wall at Simatai. We had a small talk. He said he was a bit lost in his life. He hoped that his Great Wall trip would bring his soul back, getting the direction for his future. Our talk was cut short by his sudden meditation with his eyes closed and legs crossed sitting there.
I think walking on the Great Wall of China is a special activity which is unique to all of us, something that creates memories that will always be with us, the kind of bonding moments, and make us become more positive with more smiles.
Attached below are some of the photos taken on the Great Wall of China sent by our valuable clients who have used the travel service provided by Tour Beijing.
Tip: Hassle-free Beijing Guided Tours
If you don’t want to go the do-it-yourself route and prefer the hassle-free escorted tours, here are some options for Beijing guided tours:
Top 10 Attractions in Beijing
How to Visit Forbidden City
How to Visit Temple of Heaven
How to Visit Summer Palace
How to Visit Ming Tombs
How to Visit the Great Wall of China
How to Visit Tiananmen Square
How to Visit Hutongs
How to Visit Olympic Sites
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