Past and Present Beijing :Mutianyu Great Wall, Ming Tombs and Olympic Center

Experience past and present on this tour and discover UNESCO world heritage at Mutianyu Great Wall, it’s a less crowded section than the well renovated Badaling Great Wall. With the cable car, chairlift and toboggan ride, it’s the ideal place to discover with your family. Both seniors and children can find their own favorite ride to get onto the wall.Explore the mysterious Ming Tombs and take photos outside the Olympic center. Make good use of your precious time in Beijing and completely discover the history and culture of China while at it.

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    Day 1 Beijing Group Tour           

     Mutianyu Great Wall-Ming Tombs-bird’s nest and the Water Cube   

            You will be picked up by the driver and tour guide from the hotel at the appointed time in the morning. First stop is the  Mutianyu Great Wall which is located 50 miles (80 km) northeast of Beijing. Enjoy VIP access at the wall entrance, where you can hike or take the cable car up to the top and have a panoramic view of the Great Wall in the early morning. Enjoy a fun ride down the wall on a toboggan which is 1580 meters long and snake shaped. 

      Afterwards visit a jade factory and enjoy Chinese cusine then visit the Ming tombs. Changling is the mausoleum of the third emperor, Yongle Emperor Zhu Di, from the Ming Dynasty.
            After your visit to the Ming tombs, you will drive pass by the Olympic Games Bird's nest and the Water Cube. Your trip ends with a visit to a tea house or a Chinese herb factory followed by hotel drop off.

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      Mutianyu Great Wall








Person(s)/$ 1 2-5 6-9 ≥10
Price per person


    1. Entrance fees 

    2. Lunch 

    3. Air-conditioned van/bus

    4. Professional English-speaking guide

    5. VIP pass (no need to transfer to the shuttle bus at the entrance)   

    6. A bottle of water a day per person

    7. Airport Transport (available at an extra cost)

    8. Hotel transfer 


    1. Cable car fee

    2. Tips to the guide and driver

    3. Personal expenses

    4. Additional drinks.

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    Ming Tombs


         The Ming Tombs  are located in Changping district, about 50 kilometers to the northwest of  Beijing city.

      During the Ming Dynasty, there  were 14 emperors from the Yongle Reign of Zhudi to the Chongzhen Reign of  Zhuyoujian. 13 emperors had their tombs built there except Zhuqiyu (the Jingtai  Reign) who was buried at the Golden Mountain in the western suburbs of Beijing,  hence the name of the Tombs of 13 Ming Emperors (The Ming Tombs). Getting into the Mausoleum area, you first sight a stone archway  which is the largest as well as the oldest one in China. Further down the  pathway, stands the main gate (Dagong Gate) fronted by a stone tablet with the  inscription of "All Persons Inclusive of Officials Dismount here!" Inside the  Dagong Gate lies, south to north, a 750-meter-long road known as the Shendao  (Sacred Way), lined with 36 vivid stone statues of Men and Animals (in 18 pairs)  and 9 groups of 4 same statues each (two standing and two crouching). All  statues were carved out of one single block of stone. Among the 13  Ming Tombs, each located at the foot of a small hill, only the Tombs of  Changling and Dingling are open to public at present.

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      Encompassing an area of 10  hectares, Changling, the tomb for Emperor Zhudi and his wife lies at the foot of  Tianshoushan (the Mountain of Heavenly Longevity). It comprises three courtyards  with Changling Hall, or the Lingsi Hall on par with Taihe Hall (Hall of Supreme  Harmony) of the Palace Museum, Dacheng Hall of Confucius Temple in Qufu of  Shangdong Province and Tiankuang Hall of Dai Temple at the foot of Taishan. The  Changling Hall covers an area of 1956.44 square meters, that surpassing that of  the Taihe Hall (Hall of Supreme Harmony). It is supported by 60 precious  columns, each made of a whole trunk of nanmu and remaining intact without any  protection after 500 years.

      Dingling, the  mausoleum of Emperor Zhuyijun of the Ming Dynasty and his two empresses Xiaoduan  and Xiaojing is located at the foot of Dayu Mountain. Lying 27 meters below the  surface and covering an area of 1195 square meters, the Underground Palace is  composed of 5 Chambers: the Front, the Middle, and the Rear Chambers, Left and  Right Annex Chambers. The Rear Chamber, 9.5 meters high, 30.1 meters long and  9.1 meters wide is the largest. In the Chamber, the coffin of Emperor Zhuyijun  is placed on the middle of the stone couch, with his two wives' coffins on each side. Over 3000 pieces of historical relics were unearthed from the Underground  Palace. Among them, the Gold Crown and the Phoenix Crown are the unique  treasures.


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    Olympic Center


      The national Olympic sports center (hereinafter referred to as the Olympic sports center) is located in the north of Southern Beijing road, with the Olympic park, the Olympic forest park and the Olympic village on the other side of the road.

      Olympic sports center was established in July 1986, built in the 11th Asian games in 1992  and formally put into use. Olympic sports center construction covers an area of 66 hectares, the main facilities are stadium, gymnasium, YingDong natatorium, athletics, softball, tennis, hockey and football training, ball training venue,  and etc. More than a decade, as the development of China's sports foreign window, the national Olympic sports center successively held the 11th Asian games, the seventh national games and the 21st world university games and a series of major sports events and other important events.

    Olympic Center

      Olympic sports center, from the establishment, is closely associated with the development of Chinese sports enterprise's footsteps, step by step to the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games. A new comprehensive training venue, athletes apartment, change and expansion of the stadium, gymnasium, YingDong natatorium, hockey training, park city, green landscape are under construction with an area of 220000 square meters, total assets of about 2 billion yuan.


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    Mutianyu Great Wall


      Mutianyu Great Wall locates in county Huairou Beijing. Mutianyu is around 73 kilometers to Beijing with a long history & brilliant culture and reputed as “the most beautiful part of thousand-li Great Wall”. Mutianyu is 5400 meter-long and the lush green cover 90% of area. Mutianyu is the longest section of Great Wall and granted as one of the 16 most beautiful sceneries in Beijing.
      Mutianyu great wall mainly made of slabs of granite. It measures 7 meters to 8 meters in height, and 4 meters to 5 meters in width.
      Mutianyu great wall was initially built in Northern Qi Dynasty (550-557). In the Ming Dynasty  (1368-1644), general Xuda rebuilt based on Great Wall in Qi Dynasty. Since 1569, Tan Lun and Qi Jiguang, two famous patriotic generals, renovated it in order to strengthen its defensive potential when they guarded the strategic pass. It served as the northern protective screen, guarding the capital and imperial mausoleums for generations.

    Mutianyu Great Wall  

    Currently, there are a first-class cable car and slideway fixed in Mutianyu Great Wall. Mutianyu Great Wall has formed a comprehensive landscape gathering culture, Stone  and health fitness.
      Mutianyu great wall has six specialties:
      One: lushly greens.
      Lushly greens in various species cover area over 96% of Mutianyu great wall. In spring, flowers bloom on the mountainside; in summer, grasses dress the hills in green; October is the most beautiful month as the leaves turn red, yellow, and gold. The Great Wall is also magnificent in winter while dressing by snow. Mutianyu Great Wall offers best looks in four seasons.
      Two: Watchtowers in unique shape
      The gate of Zhengguan tower is not designed in the middle, but is on the eastern side. The two-storey terrace is comprised of three hollow watchtowers, a large one in the middle and two smaller ones on two sides. It has many rooms to store grain and station troops. Mutianyu Great Wall is the only section with the unique-shaped watchtower.
      Three: Heavily-dense watchtowers located
      From Big Corner Tower to Zhengguan tower, less than 500 meters, there built with 4 watch towers. From No. 1 watch tower to No. 20 tower, with a total 3000 meter long, there are heavily occupied with 25 watchtowers. Every hundred-meter interval is located with one watchtower.
      Four: the main and branch wall co-existed. There are 23 watchtowers distributed at close intervals along the wall. They are located not only in the main wall but also at the distinctive "branch city". Branch cities are built on the hill ridge against the inner or outer side of the wall. For example, No. 11 Watchtower can be found on the branch wall.

    Mutianyu Great Wall

    Five: double parapets
      Both sides of the Great Wall have parapets to defend against enemies. Some parapets are saw- tooth shaped instead of the regular rectangular form. Below the parapets, there are square embrasures, the top of which are designed in an arc structure, different from the traditional round embrasures.
      Six: three-dimensional appeal
      Pass Mutianju has the lowest latitude only with 486 meter. From the east to Big corner tower, less than 500 meter long, Mutianyu great wall drastically raise 117 meters. From the Zhengguan tower  to the 19th tower, the great wall lies more flat but from the 20th tower to the toppest, via 10 watchtowers, Mutianyu Great Wall reaches from 486 meters to 1039 meters in-depth, seems quite magnificent.
      Three terrific scenic spots:
      Zhengguan Terrace (No. 6 Watchtower) is 40 meters long, 30 meters wide, and 20 meters high. The terrace was built in 1404 with an important strategic position. One side facing the Mutianyu Pass is stationed with Mongolian troops while another side is an entry to Beijing and an express way to imperial tomb. The gate is not designed in the middle, but is on the eastern side. The two-storey terrace is comprised of three hollow watchtowers, a large one in the middle and two smaller ones on two sides. It has many rooms to store grain and station troops.

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    Big Corner Tower (No. 1 Watchtower) is connected with Mutianyu in the west, with Gubeikou in the east, and with a branch city wall in the south. The tower looks like a corner from each angle, so it is called Big Corner Tower. Big corner Tower divide Great Wall occupied by County Ji from Great Wall occupied by County Chang. Big Corner Tower is one of the biggest and the toppest eastern tower. A broad view from the big corner tower convenience visitors a lot.

      “Yingfeidaoying” is one of the steepest sections of the Great Wall in Beijing. “yingfeidaoying” is the best word to depicting the “steep Great Wall in a particular part”. Jiankou is the hottest spot for taking photos nowadays. Great Wall from the middle of the mountain to the toppest of the mountain, after built one watch tower on the top of the mountain, the great wall suddenly climbs down back the middle, and then suddenly up to 840 meters, because the bend is in the shape of an ox horn and hence got the name “ox horn”. Mutianyu great wall along the side of the ox horn is reputed as “Yingfeidaoying” for the whole wall built on stone cliffs mostly with a 50 degree slope, there is one even nearly 90 vertical degree. The step is only few inches wide booked for the brave only.

    Restored masterpiece-Mutianyu Great Wall

      Situated 80 km northeast of central Beijing in Huairou County, The Great Wall of Mutianyu is stunning!

      Book the Mutianyu Great Wall tour to visit the restored section of the wall. Enjoy the slide way and cable car fixed at the wall.

      When you’re done, relax and take in the beautiful landscape all in one day! The splendor awaits you!

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    Price : from USD 315

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    Price : from USD 225

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    Price : from USD 198

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    Price : from USD 75

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