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Private Datong Day Tour to Yanmenguan Great Wall

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  • 8 hr

Join this private day tour from Datong to experience one of the seven wonders in the world -- Great Wall at Yanmenguan. Datong is called “the museum of the Great Wall” by some scholars because of its preservation of abundant wall relics. Follow your experienced tour guide to hike up and down at the Great Wall, learn its history and culture. You will also visit Zhenbian Hall, Temple of Guan Yu, and Yanmenguan village. This private tour including English speak tour guide, travel by private vehicle, entrance fee and lunch. Datong hotel or Railway Station pick up and drop off also included.

Itinerary Details

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Stop At: Great Wall-Yanmenguan Section, Yanmenguang Village, Dai County 034200 China

Your English speaking tour guide will pick you up from the lobby of your Datong Hotel or Datong Railway Station. Then heading directly to Yanmenguan Great Wall which takes about 1.5 hour. Your tour guide will explain the histories and stories along the way, feel free to ask questions if you have.

Yanmenguan is one of important passes through the inner line of the Great Wall. Situated at a place of strategic importance and difficult to get through, it was regarded as the first pass of the 'Nine Passes under Heaven' in ancient times. Many famous historical battles occurred in this area.

The original pass was built on the summit of a hill during the Warring States Period (476-221 BC) by an ancient trail, for defense against the Inner Asian nomads. During Yuan Dynasty it eventually fell into disrepair. The current Yanmen Pass was rebuilt in 1374 during Ming Dynasty.

Follow your tour guide to hike up and down at the Great Wall and admire the nearby Mountain View.

You will also visit two temples and a local village, you will learn their histories, stories and their people.

1: Zhenbian Hall which is to commemorate a distinguished General Li Mu of Zhao State (403 – 222 BC).

2:Temple of Guan Yu --to worship the god of war and victory.

3: Yanmen Village
Stroll around the village with your tour guide, get to know the village's houses, lifestyle, and traditional customs. You will enjoy a local style lunch here.

After the tour finished, you will be transferred back to your hotel / railway station in Datong.

Duration: 4 hours