Ming Tombs, also named Shishanling, are sitting in Changping District and are mausoleums of thirteen emperors of Ming Dynasty. Located in a 40 square-kilometer-nearly basin, screened by mountains on three sides, the layout and arrangement of all thirteen mausoleums are very similar but vary in size as well as in the complexity of their structures.
Ming Tombs is the largest clusters of imperial cemeteries in China. Each tomb complex, being against a hill and having a river in the front, starts with a stone bridge. They show a harmonious Unity but distinguished by different characteristics. The former forbidden ground is opened to the public. The most magnificent and largest one of the Ming Tombs is Changling mausoleum.
Badaling Great Wall
There is no doubt that Badaling Great Wall is the most famous and best preserved section of the Great Wall. And it is not far from Beijing downtown. Nearly everyone who tour in Beijing would visit Badaling Great Wall. Not only for the distance is short between Badaling Great Wall but also for its dangerous mountain slopes, splendid scenery, and distinctive four seasons.
The top of Badaling Great Wall is wide enough that five horses can gallop abreast and ten people march shoulder by shoulder. It is better to see it than to hear many timesd.
As new landmarks after 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, the main Olympic stadiums are Bird’s Nest and Water Cube. The two buildings have their own characteristics and both of them got their names for their shape.
Itinerary of one day visa free Beijing tour
The first destination of our one day visa free Beijing tour is Ming Tomb where we will spend 1 hour for sightseeing. We will visit Changling which is the tomb of Emperor Chengzu and his empress and famous as the largest and most magnificent one of Ming Tombs.
Next, we move on to the famous Badaling Great Wall for excursion after lunch.
Last, you will have a chance to see the outside view of Bird's Nest and Water Cube on the way back to your hotel.
Hope you full enjoy your one day visa free Beijing tour.