|Code||GWTC-11E||Activity||Great Wall Trek|
|Duration||1 day||Challenging level|
|Price(USDeach)||$ 355.00||$ 210.00||$ 175.00||$ 155.00||$ 145.00||$ 135.00||$ 130.00|
The Eastern RoyalTombs of the Qing Dynasty(1644-1911) are the largest and best preserved extant tomb complexes for royal families in China, and also the most important tombs for emperors and their women in the last dynasty. Located in Zunhua, Tangshan City,Hebei Province,125 kilometers away from downtown Beijing in the west, they aredevoted to 5 emperors, 14 empresses and 136 imperial concubines of the QingDynasty and designated as a historic site under state protection. The 5 tombsfor emperors separately are Xiaoling for Shunzhi emperor, Jingling for the Kangxi emperor, Yuling for the Qianlong emperor, Dingling for the Xianfeng emperor and Huiling for the Tongzhi emperor. The other imperial women were buried in 4 tombs for empresses, such as the East Empress (Ci’an) and the West Empress(Cixi), 5 tombs for imperial concubines, and 1 tomb for a princess.Huangyaguan Pass of Great Wall is located in the mountainous area of Tianjin’s northern Ji County. and also the starting point of the Great Wall marathon.
We startoff at 8:00, after about 2.5 hours driving, we arrive at the Eastern Royal Tombs of the Qing Dynasty. We will visit the Yuling tomb for Qianlong emperor was the longest reigning Qing emperor. His tomb, which took over 50 years to build, is particularly splendid. It is composed of three chambers with four doors, in the shape of the Chinese character “Zhu”, meaning”ruler”. The marble carvings on the walls and ceilings are of highartistic value. Among the most notable features are the eight bodhisattvas,four devarajas, small buddhas and Buddhist sutras carved in Sanskrit and Tibetan languages. The tomb of Empress Dowager Cixi, Dingdongling, is the most advanced of all the Qing Tombs for its technical and artistic skill. the carving on the central ramp leading to the main hall shows a dragon and a phoenix playing with a pearl in the clouds, but in a reversal of the usual pattern,the phoenix being above dragon. The inner walls of the main and side halls are covered with gold leaf in a design of bats which symbolizes good luck and the Chinese character “happiness”.
we drive to the Huangyaguan Pass for lunch inthe local restaurant. Huangyaguan Pass of Great Wall is located in the mountainous area of Tianjin’s northern Ji County. Once upon a time, there were18 passes and barracks; Huangyaguan Passis one of them and the most important pass as well. It was first built in 556A.D.. When the famous general Qi Jiguangof Ming dynasty was appointed as the commander-in- chief in Ji County, herepaired the Huangyaguan Pass and redesigned it. This pass is the only onearound the county, and also the starting point of the Great Wall marathon.Then we drive to Taipingzhai, and walk back to the Huangyaguan Pass,This section of the Great Wall was rebuilt in 1980’s but it is hilly wall with some big stairs.it takes 2 -2.5 hours walking on the Greatwall.
Please have a good breakfast because of late lunch,We will be back to Beijing after 6PM
1) High standard ofservice
2) No shopping stops,no hidden costs
3) Very experienced guide and driver
4) Comfortable air-condition vehicles with official license
5) Unlimited bottled water
Sunglasses, suncream, backpack, good hiking boots(or running shoes),raincoat(it’s raining season in June and July in Beijing) and snacks.
Transport and thedriver, Entrance tickets,English speaking tour guide, meals as mentioned,drinking water.
Travel insurance,other personal expense(cable car, slide rail and so on), gratuities to guideand driver (2:1) .
If you have special dietary requirements ,such as red meat,white meat,vegetarianand so on,please tell us in advance. If you want a party to celebrate weddingor birthday, we can also organize it on the Great wall with greatview.
We make our hike fit what our clients are looking for, whether it’s an easy hike or challenging or somewhere in between.
Trek club knows a large variety of hikes and avoids the busy touristy areas. We are always finding more areas to explore.
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