Restoration of the Great Wall at Badaling

The Great Wall of China is the longest man-made structure in the world. In fact, the length of all Chinese defense walls built over the last 2000 years
is approximately 50,000 kilometres, while the Earth’s circumference is only 40,000 kilometres. As one of the wonders of the world, the Great Wall is a must on any visit to Beijing.

On this program we allow guests to make their own mark in history by helping to restore an ancient section of the Great Wall. Guided by a preservation team, guests will hand lay three bricks into the Wall using the same materials that were used centuries ago - including mortar that contains sticky rice. This experience is a special highlight for families with children, as it allows kids to get their hands dirty while learning about a fascinating period of Chinese history.