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All Inclusive Private Hiking Tour to Qing East Tomb and Huangyaguang Great Wall

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Stop At: Eastern Royal Tombs of the Qing Dynasty, Northwest of Zunhua, Zunhua 064200 China

Start off at 8:00am. After about 2.5 hours driving, arrive at the Eastern Royal Tombs of the Qing Dynasty. 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 high artistic 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".

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Great Wall at Huanghuacheng, 60 km (37 miles) N of Beijing, Beijing 102209 China

Drive to the Huangyaguan Pass for lunch in the local restaurant. Huangyaguan Pass of Great Wall is located in the mountainous area of Tianjin's northern Ji County. Once upon a time, there were 18 passes and barracks; Huangyaguan Passis one of them and the most important pass as well. It was first built in556A.D.. When the famous general Qi Jiguang of Ming dynasty was appointed as the commander-in- chief in Ji County, he repaired the Huangyaguan Pass and redesigned it. This pass is the only one around the county, and also the starting point of the Great Wall marathon. Then, drive to Taipingzhai and walk back to the Huangyaguan Pass which was rebuilt in 1980's but it is hilly wall with some big stairs.it takes 2 -2.5 hours walking on the Great Wall.

Duration: 3 hours
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