The Great Wall of China
The Great Wall of China
The original Great Wall of China was originally built to protect the borders of China from attacks throughout the years between the 5th century BC and the current 16th century. Believe it or not, there was more than one “Great Wall of China,” each built in a different area and by a different emperor.
The Great Wall was built over the course of centuries and is over 4,000 miles long. It begins in Shanhaiguan and ends in Lop Nur. The Ming Wall was considered the most important section, at the peak, and was once guarded by over a million soldiers.
The best peak time for tourists to travel to China is March to May or September to November. Summer (June to August) is hot and often humid. Winter (November to March) can be very cold. The weather is most pleasant during spring (Mar-May) and autumn (Sep-Nov). Most rain falls during summer. There are dust storms during spring.
Nation's illustrious juxtaposed with symbols
Today's sightseeing reveals legacies of the Nation's illustrious, juxtaposed with symbols of progress. Tiananmen Square, the world's largest plaza, lined with monumental public buildings, fronts the legendary once Forbidden City, whose acres of splendid 15th century halls and pavilions graced with imperial treasures now comprise the Palace Museum. The Temple of Heaven is a group of 15th century ceremonial buildings, which is the consummate expression of the philosophy that architecture is "music in space".
The Great Wall, winding dragon-like across northern China and this is the only earthly human structure visible from space. Drive along the Sacred Way, guarded by sculpted stone animals both real and fabulous, which are a photographer's delight, to the Ming Tombs.
Enjoy a morning visit to the Summer Palace, a breathtaking arrangement of lake and landscape, pagodas and pavilions. Take a boat ride on the Kunming Lake inside the palace, which was ordered to be built by using the fund planned to build the Chinese navy in the 1900s. Transfer to airport for departure.
Hong Kong Island Tour
An excellent orientation tour - the city changes so rapidly that it will refresh 'old memories' and delight 'first timers'. Start with a ride up to Victoria Peak for a panoramic view of Hong Kong Island, Kowloon and the surrounding islands. Then pass by the picturesque Repulse Bay. Proceed to the famous fishing village of Aberdeen to see the 'floating community' - still very much a part of Hong Kong's society. Visit Stanley Market where you can pick up bargains at just a fraction of the price in town. Afterwards, enjoy a short visit to a prestigious jewellery factory, where meticulous craftsmen fashion works of art from gold and gems.
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