Great Wall-Arts Factory-Lunch-Ming Tombs
Date and Time: August 25, 2010 08:30-16:30
The Great Wall of China, also known in China as the Great Wall of 10,000, is an ancient Chinese fortification built from the end of the 14th century until the beginning of the 17th century. The first major wall was built during the reign of the First Emperor, the main emperor of the short-lived Qin dynasty. This wall was not constructed as a single endeavor, but rather was created by the joining of several regional walls built by the Warring States.
The Ming Tombs are a group of mausoleums of 13 Ming Emperors. The underground burial chamber of Ming Emperor Wanli is open to the public since excavation in 1956. The Great Wall was originally built in 221 BC. The section of Juyongguan we are going to visit was built in the 15th century during the Ming Dynasty and repaired recently.