The Great Wall of China is one of the most recognized landmarks in the world – a remarkable UNESCO World Heritage Site visited by more than 10 million people per year. This timeless treasure was in the news recently due to some unfortunate repairs to one of its sections. According to the New York Times, conservationists are upset about shoddy repairs that a local park officer called “vandalism done in the name of preservation.”
The repairs only affected a little over a mile of the wall, but it has underscored the importance of seeing majestic monuments like these before they change. That’s one of the reasons we take our travelers to the “Wild Wall” – a section of the Great Wall that is not usually open to travelers (and thus has fewer crowds). It’s one of the ways we ensure that our travelers are connecting with China’s most famous cultural landmark in the most authentic way possible.
Come join us! You can see the “Wild Wall” on both of our China adventures: Imperial China, Mysterious Tibet & The Yangtze River and Highlights of China & The Yangtze.