Few walls in the world deserve to be prefixed with such a congratulatory adjective, but China’s Great Wall is a unique wonder that has inspired and amazed for centuries. In truth, even ‘Great’ seems somewhat understated for such a unique and magnificent structure.
Some historical reports claim construction on the UNESCO World Heritage Site first began as early as the 5th century BC, but the wall that stands proudly today has been in a constant state of adaption, refurbishment and extension ever since.
After over 2,000 years in the making, the Wall has served under a variety of dynasties and acted as a defensive barrier, signaling points, transport corridor and as border control point on the Silk Road. Nowadays though the Great Wall of China stands as an attraction for travelers to enjoy, rather than keep them away.
Many of our inspirational Backyard Travel China tours include visits to one of the 8,851km long Wall’s less frequented sections in the early morning light to see the magnificent structure at its most stupendous. The sections of the wall our tours visit also feature cable cars to aid with the upward climb and even the chance to descend by toboggan.
If you would like to visit the Great Wall of China, our fully customizable range of bespoke tours is sure to inspire. For example, our Epic China tour moves through countless places of interest soaking up numerous UNESCO World Heritage Sites such as the Summer Palace, West Lake, the villages of Xidi and Hongcun as well as the Terracotta Warriors and, of course, the Great Wall of China on a comprehensive 19-day exploration.
If you’d like to plan your very own tailor-made China tour, be sure to get in touch with our local China Travel Specialists who will be happy to work closely with you to compose the perfect vacation for you.