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We had an absolutely perfect day with our tour guide - Rogin Luo - who took us for a hike along The Great Wall! Didn't know what to expect and were thrilled to have him as our guide. Very imformative, knowledgable and fun! We go to experience a part of The Great Wall that was unrestored and see all its natural beauty. Got a long history lesson along the way!

After the hike, we all went to lunch at a small place at the bottom of the hill. Located in a house, we ate lunch in the proprietors bedroom! What a hoot! Rogin is the Best of the Best! This tour company delivered for us and we are extremely grateful.

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Mausoleum of Yellow Emperor Worship

Tomb Sweeping Day ceremony worship for the Yellow Emperor(清明黄帝陵祭祖) is the traditional event of the Chinese nation. Thousands of Chinese people at home and abroad would participate the ceremony. Public memorial ceremony often start at 9:50 which takes the meaning of "the royal prerogative", on behalf of the sons and daughters of the ancestor Yellow Emperor to express reverence and gratitude. It is an important part of Xi'an culture.

Then, there would be 34 sound of drumming, bells rang 9 times. 34 symbolizes the country's 31 provinces, autonomous regions, municipalities, and Hong Kong and Macao Special Administrative Regions and Taiwan while 9 represents the highest etiquette of Chinese traditional etiquette. By the end of the ceremony, all the participants bowed three times to the mausolwum of Yellow Emperor to express admiration and nostalgia.

The legend of Yellow Emperor
He was a great tribal leader in end of primitive society and he was the ancestor who created the Chinese civilization. He used jade as weapons, made bows and arrows. His wife can sericulture, the historian officer Cang Jie created characters. One officer named Da Nao created the lunar calendar and the music officer Ling Lun made musical instruments. China subsequently able to stand tall in the list of the world's four ancient civilizations, which is inseparable with effort of the Yellow Emperor.

From the beginning of the Spring and Autumn Period, mausoleum of the Yellow Emperor has been the place for ancient dynasties National Festival and it has become a political system in history. Historically, there have been emperors from the Han Dynasty worshipped here, such as Emperor Wu of Han, Emperor Daizong of Tang, Emperor Renzong of Song, Kublai Khan, Zhu Yuanzhang, the Yongle Emperor, Ming Emperor Xuanzong, Yingzong, Shizong, Wuzong, Shenzong, Muzong and Xi Zong, Qing Emperor Shunzhi, Emperor Kangxi, Emperor Yongzheng and Emperor Qianlong, Jiaqing, Daoguang etc., modern ones are Sun Yat-sen, Chiang Kai-shek, Chairman Mao, Zhu De, Deng Xiaoping, Jiang Zemin and other state leaders. And Lien Chan and James Soong, Edmund Ho Hau Wah and other patriots also participated the mausoleum of Yellow Emperor worship.

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