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China’s most iconic sight, the Great Wall of China winds its way through the stark landscapes of north China, roughly tracing the southern edge of Inner Mongolia. In 220 BC Emperor Qin Shi Huang, who united China, began to join together earlier fortifications to create a wall that would keep out marauding hordes from the north. It wasn’t until the Ming dynasty started building between the 14th and 17th centuries that the wall we see today started to take shape.

Stretching from Shanhaiguan on the Bohai Sea to Lop Lake in the Gobi Desert – around 4,000 miles, the wall has long been seen as a symbol of power and strength, but also as a barrier between China and the rest of the world. It was given UNESCO World Heritage Status in 1987. There are many sections of the wall easily accessible from Beijing – whether you want an easy walk and well preserved, or a slightly wilder, snaking-through-the-barren-hills type experience, the Great Wall can only be one of the most exciting, magnificent and unbelievable things you’ll ever see.

Great Wall of China Holidays

What better way to experience it than on a Wendy Wu tour?

  • Great Wall Hike

    Great Wall Hike

    3 days | Please call for prices

    • Great Wall Hike
    • Jinshanling
    • Gubeikou
    • Simatai
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    A China Adventure

    A China Adventure

    17 days from £3,340ppFully Inclusive of Tour & Flights

    • Great Wall
    • Terracotta Warriors
    • Dujiangyan Pandas
    • Li River Cruise
    • Bustling Shanghai
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    Wonders of China

    Wonders of China

    16 days from £2,890ppFully Inclusive of Tour & Flights

    • Great Wall
    • Warriors in Xian
    • Yangtze River Cruise
    • Li River and Yangshuo
    • Bustling Shanghai
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    A China Experience

    A China Experience

    10 days from £1,690ppFully Inclusive of Tour & Flights

    • Bustling Shanghai
    • Xian's Terracotta Warriors
    • Great Wall of China
    • The Forbidden City
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    Enchanting China

    Enchanting China

    17 days from £2,890ppFully Inclusive of Tour & Flights

    • Beijing Forbidden City
    • Warriors in Xian
    • Chengdu Pandas
    • Yangtze River Cruise
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    China: The Big One

    China: The Big One

    28 days from £3,990ppFully Inclusive of Tour & Flights

    • Beijing Forbidden City
    • Warriors in Xian
    • Jade Dragon Snow Mountain
    • Yangtze River Cruise
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