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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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  • Free BCU or no single supplement
    A China Adventure

    A China Adventure

    9 Reviews

    17 days from £3,690ppFully Inclusive of Tour & Flights

    • Great Wall
    • Terracotta Warriors
    • Dujiangyan Pandas
    • Li River Cruise
    • Bustling Shanghai
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  • Free BCU or no single supplement
    Wonders of China

    Wonders of China

    317 Reviews

    16 days from £3,290ppFully Inclusive of Tour & Flights

    • Great Wall
    • Warriors in Xian
    • Yangtze River Cruise
    • Li River and Yangshuo
    • Bustling Shanghai
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  • Free BCU or no single supplement
    A China Experience

    A China Experience

    167 Reviews

    10 days from £2,190ppFully Inclusive of Tour & Flights

    • Bustling Shanghai
    • Xian's Terracotta Warriors
    • Great Wall of China
    • The Forbidden City
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  • Free BCU or no single supplement
    Enchanting China

    Enchanting China

    10 Reviews

    17 days from £3,190ppFully Inclusive of Tour & Flights

    • Beijing Forbidden City
    • Warriors in Xian
    • Chengdu Pandas
    • Yangtze River Cruise
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  • Free BCU or no single supplement
    China: The Big One

    China: The Big One

    1 Reviews

    28 days from £4,390ppFully Inclusive of Tour & Flights

    • Beijing Forbidden City
    • Warriors in Xian
    • Jade Dragon Snow Mountain
    • Yangtze River Cruise
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Things To See Nearby

  • Discover The Forbidden City
    The Forbidden City

    The Forbidden City boasts over 180 acres of exquisite and ornate traditional Chinese palatial architecture.

  • Discover The Summer Palace
    The Summer Palace

    Built in 1750 as a summertime playground for the royal family the Summer Palace is a masterpiece of traditional Chinese landscaping.

  • Discover The Temple of Heaven
    The Temple of Heaven

    A complex of magnificent religious buildings set within the 267 hectares of the Temple of Heaven Park.

  • Discover Tiananmen Square
    Tiananmen Square

    The vast expanse of Tiananmen Square covers over 100 acres making it one of the largest public squares in the world.

  • Discover Lama Temple
    Lama Temple

    The Lama Temple, officially known as the Yonghe Temple, is the most renowned Tibetan Buddhist temple outside of Tibet.

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