Friday, June 10, 2011


Motorcoach to the Badaling Hills to walk along one of the best-preserved sections of the Great Wall.  Here, it is nearly 28 feet high and wide enough for ten people to walk along.  A UNESCO World Heritage Site that once stretched for more than 6,200 miles and symbolized the country's isolation from the rest of the world.

Visit the valley the Ming Emperors chose as their burial place, walk along the Sacred Way that leads to the tombs.  Beginning with a grand marble gateway more than 400 years old, the long avenue is lined with 18 pairs of massive stone sculptures of elephants, lions, camels and mythical beasts. 

POSSIBLY - Peking duck dinner followed by Peking Opera.

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