Great Wall of China
The Great Wall of China, one of the seven wonders of the world, is an awe-inspiring, 5-thousand mile sprawl of man-made wonder — winding through the lush greenery of Mutianyu, China. As you begin to wander, you’ll hike up stairs to find gorgeous views and immense lands stretching as far as your eyes can see. China’s beautiful landscape is begging to be taken in by travellers who crave the exhilarating power of exploring one of the world’s wonders.
Peer out over the watchtower windows at the majesty of rolling hills, lush green terrain, and mountains draped in a cloudy haze. Feel the weight of past centuries and the unending rigour of those who built the massive fortification from every piece of stone, brick, wood, and earth. Imagine what it was like to be a watchman in ancient China, keeping the land safe as they paced back and forth along the Great Wall, treading where you are now currently standing to take in the awe-inspiring immensity. Choose a spot of the wall to wander; some places are accessible by gondola down from the town, and some areas have a Great Wall Museum so you can read more about the incredible history of this unforgettable landmark.
The Great Wall is most easily accessed from Beijing. Fly into Beijing Capital International Airport from any of the larger international airports across the globe. For example, a nonstop flight from London is just over 11 hours. From the Beijing airport, you have a variety of transportation options. Catch a direct flight from Sydney to Beijing, Melbourne to Beijing, Gold Coast to Beijing and Perth to Beijing. Take a bus, train, or private car to a portion of the wall you would like to explore — popular spots include Badaling and Mutianyu.