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He who has never been to the Great Wall is not a true man---classical 6-day visit to the Great Wall

1,Features

The itinerary is designed with the Great Wall at its core, and also contains coastal cities, reservoir, grassland, featured towns and other cultural sites. You will be able to experience the special flavor from the sea to the grassland.

2,Main Stops

Qinhuangdao ( Old Dragon Head, Shanhaiguan Pass, Jiaoshan Great Wall, Sandaoguan Great Wall)--Tangshan (Baiyangyu Great Wall,Qingshanguan Great Wall, Xifengkou Great Wall, Panjiakou Great Wall)--Tianjin (Huangyaguan Great Wall)--Chengde (Jinshan Mountain, Tangxiang Luanping, the Mountian Resort and its Surrounding Temples)--Beijing (Badaling Great Wall, Juyongguan Great Wall, Mutianyu Great Wall and Simatai Great Wall)--Zhangjiakou (Jiming Post Station, Dajingmen Great Wall, Feihu Mountain, Grassland way to the paradise) --Beijing.

3,Recommended itinerary

D1: Qinghuangdao

In the morning you can visit the eastern starting point of the Great Wall, the Old Dragon Head and see the splendor of the Great Wall meeting the sea. Next stop is the Shanhaiguan Pass, also called the First Pass of the Great Wall, and it is the only military defense system that integrates mountain, sea, pass and fortress city. You can also visit the Shanhaiguan Pass and Great Wall Museum to learn more culture background and have lunch here.

In the afternoon you can go to Jiaoshan Mountain Scenic Area, the First Mountain Along the Great Wall and step onto the Jiaoshan Great Wall for the beauty of lakes and mountains. Next is the Sandaoguan Pass where you can enjoy the grandeur of the great wall that’s hung upside down.

D2: Tangshan

The Great Wall stretches westward into Tangshan from Qinhuangdao, passes through the mountains in Qian’an and Qianxi, and enter Zunhua County which is full of small mountains and hills.

In the morning, you can drive along G1 Jingha express way, road S363 and Zhantang express way to visit Baiyangyu Great Wall, mainly built with marbles and this is rarely seen in the Great Wall. You can have lunch here.

In the afternoon, you can drive 1.5 hours to visit Qingshna Pass, the only preserved water pass after 400 years’ war, and the 72 Quan Tower with original ancient flavor and ingenious shape. Then a 40-minute drive will take you to the two great walls under water , the Xifengkou Great Wall and Panjiakou Great Wall. You can enjoy the wonder where the Great Wall leads its own way into water, the clear lakes and lush mountains that combine the roughness of northern Great Wall and the beauty of Southern water town.

Then you can leave the Great Wall and drive 2.5 hours to have dinner in Chengde.

D3: Chengde(Mountian Resort and its Surrounding Temples)--Luanping Jinshan Mountain Great Wall, and stay in Tangxiang theme hotel

In the morning you can visit the Mountain Resort and the Mountain of Sumeru Happiness and Longevity, then the Jinshan Mountain Great Wall, the best part of the Great Wall. It is praised as Jinshan Mountain Great Wall has its unique beauty along the 10,000 li of Great Wall, with three wonders of barrier wall, carved bricks and stones to stop horses and it is called the“paradise for photographers”.

After that you can check in the luxurious theme hotel Tangxiang.

D4: Luanping Jinshan Mountain Great Wall--Beijing (Miyun Simatai Great Wall, Huairou Mutianyu Great Wall, Yanqing Juyong Pass Great Wall, Yanqing Badaling Great Wall) and stay in the Club on the foot of the Great Wall for the night.

Starting from Luanping Jinshanling Great Wall and drive for 2.5 hour, you will arrive at Yanqing Badaling Great Wall, along the way you can also visit Miyun Simatai Great Wall and Yanqing Juyong Pass Great Wall. The Club on the foot of the Great Wall consists of 11 modern villas and a recreation club, which will provide modern building museum experience and comprehensive entertainment.

D5: Beijing--Jiming Post Station, Zhangjiakou, Xuanhua Ancient Town, Dajingmen Gate and stay in Zhangjiakou.

Within Zhangjiakou, the great walls from the Warring States Period, Qin, Han, Northern Wei, Northern Qi, Tang, Jin and Ming Dynasties are still standing. You can find almost all the building forms here so the city is also called the Museum of Great Wall from Different Dynasties. Getting started from Badaling Great Wall and drive along G5 Jingzang express way, you will arrive at the only extant ancient post, Jiming Post Station, which is also the shooting venue of the film A Chinese Odyssey.

The tile-roofed houses and buildings made of earth have withstood the hit of sandstorms, the post station office, stable, warehouse, post road, shops and former residences are all waiting for you to discover their sealed history.

Then you can continue to drive westward and visit Xuanhua ancient town that’s also called the First City in Western Beijing. Here you can find the Qingyuan Building, Zhenshuo Tower, wall painting in the Liao Tombs, Qingbiankou Great Wall and Outer Great Wall that haven’t been developed yet. Then you can move to Dajingmen, the only Great Wall pass that’s named after a“gate”. In history this is a place of strategic importance because it is the north gate of the capital and it connects the boarder and the inner land. There are two observing towers, one water pass, one beacon tower, fortress cities like Wei and Ningyuan and you can shop within the area.

D6:Grassland way to the paradise -- Beijing

In the last day, you can admire the Great Walls that were build by six dynasties along the grassland and then return to Beijing.