The impressive Great Wall of China has a unique position in the history of world civilization. It was an immense defensive wall that stretched for hundreds of miles along the border of present day China and Mongolia. For more than 5000 years, this massive construction project of unknown duration was used as part of the Great Wall of China as an obstacle to protect China from attack by the marauding Mongolians and Northern Chinese peoples. Construction of this huge structure took over fifteen years and cost close to a million lives. Today, the structure of the Great Wall of China has been partly destroyed and reconstruction is underway around the perimeter.
This is a spectacular attraction in itself. But the scenery and the actual location is more than enough to bring any traveler who visits China to tears of joy. The Great Wall of China starts from the north of the Yangtse River and covers about half the distance between the Yangtse and the Himalayas. In other words, it covers about twelve countries. The most famous sections of the Great Wall of China that you can visit are: Northeast China (Simbaan, Bailezu, Daiyaohe, Shuangcheng, and Kangxi) Southwest China (Chengdu, Tibet, and Gannan) Inner China (Chongqiao, Yunnan, Guilin, and Xujiahui)
When you visit The Great Wall, you will see five great walls – each with its own unique character. For example, the Northeast wall boasts thickets, low hills, dense forests, deep ravines, deep valleys, and plateaus all on the same level. The Southwest wall features sand dunes, deserts, lowlands, taillights, plateaus, and forests.
If you want to see the best parts of the wall in a relaxed way, you should plan to take a day tour. There are numerous day tours available. For instance, you could take a day trip to the lunar colonies in the northwest region. You can visit a rice field in the southwest region, and an ancient town in the northeast. A private tour also offers a close look at some sections.
Another way to explore the interesting sides of Beijing is by taking a Beijing autumn hiking tour. There are many interesting spots for hikers. There are many hot spring destinations, such as Bo Lou, wherein the temperature can reach up to forty degrees Celsius, and the Huangpu Gorge where you can view beautiful waters, along with the awesome Beijing Autumn Leaves Festival.
You will be able to experience a taste of traditional China culture in the ancient Beijing suburbs. Tourists may take a drive to Xujiahui. In the Beiping River, travelers will be able to observe the latest developments in China’s environmental history. In addition, the city has a wide array of museums. The National Museum of Chinese History is a good example.