About Great Wall
Stretching some 20,000 km from the east to the west of China across barren desert, lush grassland, and winding mountain peaks, the Great Wall is an awe-inspiring sight to behold. Dating back more than 2,000 years, construction on The Great Wall began under the Qin Dynasty (221 to 206 BC) and today is recognised as one of the New Seven Wonders of the World and gained status as a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1987.Read More
Much of the Great Wall now lies in ruins though a number of sections have been faithfully restored to their former glory. One of the best-preserved sections of the wall, known as Badaling, can be found 50 miles north of Beijing and offers travellers a taste of the size and majesty of this impressive architectural feat. The more adventurous at heart can visit more remote regions of the wall, like the isolated Jinshanling Scenic Zone which offers an alternative view of the wall, scattered with elegant watchtowers and fantastic scenery.
Great Wall Tours
Here are some popular itineraries that include a visit to Great Wall. Alternatively, if you would like to include a visit to Great Wall on a bespoke touring itinerary to China, take a look at our tailor-made holiday planning section.