Winter hikes on the Great Wall
The Great Wall is the symbol of China, with a total length of more than 6,000 km. (3,729 mi.), ranking one of the most great architectures in the world. The Great Wall was first built in Qin Dynasty. After that, the Great Wall was rebuilt by following dynasties. Most of the Great Wall that exists today was built in Min Dynasty. Badaling Great Wall is the most well preserved part of the wall, also the most symbolic part. If you want to find some places to visit in China, the Great Wall is the most valuable destination for tourists to see the majestic scene. This winter, take a tour to the world – class tourist site, the great wall and make it a wonderful experience of your hiking in China. For more information about this, please look at WindhorseTour’s Beijing Hiking Tour.
“不到长城非好汉 (Pinyin: bù dào cháng chéng fēi hǎo hàn)”, is a famous Chinese phrase, meaning that the man who hasn't hiked the Great Wall is not a great man. The Great Wall is one of the most popular places to visit in china. It would be unbelievable travel to Beijing without hiking in China on the Great Wall. Tourists who travel in Beijing choose the Great Wall as their must destination. For more information about Beijing tours, please refer to WindhorseTour’s Beijing In Depth Tour and Beijing Datong City Tour. Till now, including President Nixon, Margaret Thatcher and more than 300 world dignitaries have hiked the Great Wall. Just take a tour to Beijing and try this perfect hiking in China!
The Great Wall is one of the historic places to visit in China. Hiking in China on the famous Great Wall, tourists can see spectacular scenes. In winter, there will be a grand winter scene. It is something that only in North of China that people you can see. The temperature on the Great Wall is relatively lower. Tourists who want to book a tour in winter should wear warm clothes. About other hiking tours in China, tourists are recommended to hike Mt. Emei in China's Sichuan province, which is one of the four famous Buddhist mountains in China. For more information about this, places look at WindhorseTour’s Hiking Mt. Emei in Sichuan.
The Wall of Badaling is of special characteristics. The wall is built by big bricks or granites. The granites weigh more than 1,000 kilo. (1 ton.), hard to imagine how ancient Chinese people transported these heavy stones. The inner part of the wall is built by the earth and the stones, which is firm in use. The wall 7 m. (25 ft.) tall in average, thickness of the base of the wall is 6 m. (21 ft.), the top of the wall 5 m. (19 ft.) wide, where five 5 horses or 10 people walk side-by-side. There are some holes on the wall, which is used for shooting. The cover of the wall is paved by tiles, limes as the fillings, neat in line and grass hard to grow on the wall. All the structures are carefully designed for military defense. It shows the ancient Chinese’s great wisdom and talents. Hiking in China to the Great Wall is full of surprise in winter. Visit the Great Wall and find the fascinating features of northern China!