Wonder of the World: The Great Wall of China
An alternative is to visit the Great Wall at Juyonguan, some 30 miles north of Beijing. Guan means mountain pass, and the wall here passes through the 11-mile Guangou Valley before it climbs into the mountains. This section was linked to the rest of the wall from the 4th to the 6th centuries, and restored in the 20th and 21st. The Ming Dynasty white marble Cloud Platform sits in the middle of the pass, carved with gods and sacred sutras. From here you can climb the steep stairs to the top of the wall for wonderful views. There is also a wheelchair-friendly section of the wall here.
Travel to China with MIR
MIR has more than 30 years travel experience in crafting journeys to legendary destinations at the crossroads of Europe an Asia. Clients rave about our on-the-ground support and stellar tour managers. MIR’s full service, dedication, commitment to quality, and destination expertise have twice earned us a place on National Geographic Adventure’s list of “Best Adventure Travel Companies on Earth.”
MIR has a variety of small group tours and rail journeys by private train that delve into China.
- The Pamir Highway & Across Fabled Frontiers
- China’s Silk Road & Tibet: Route of Monks & Merchants
- Tibet & China Rail Discovery
- Trans-Siberian Express: Moscow to Beijing via Mongolia, and reverse
- The Silk Route by Private Train: Eastbound / Westbound
You can also have a custom, private trip, complete with an exploration of the Great Wall of China, handcrafted to fit your pace, budget and interests.
Wondering which destination or itinerary is right for you? In addition to browsing the pages of our free catalog, you can narrow down your choices online using our Trip Finder and the Destination Map.
Contact MIR today at firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-800-424-7289.
Top photo: One of the many breathtaking views of the Great Wall of China. Photo credit: China National Tourist Office.
PUBLISHED: February 3, 2016