A day at the great wall and Gubei Water town

$ 280
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About this activity

You can choose between a day at The Great Wall of Huangyaguan or The Great Wall of Jinshanling

The Great Wall of Huangyaguan is located in the mountains, 28 km north of Jizhou District. There was a total of 18 guards and jets in the city of Zhangzhou, including Huangyaguan, and it is also the largest. It was built in 556. After the appointment of Qi Jiguang, star of the Ming Dynasty, to the rank of general soldier of the city, it was redesigned and revised. The Great Wall Huangyaguan is an important strategic pass of the Great Wall of the Ming Dynasty. Excellent place for photographers.

The Great Wall of Jinshanling is located at the junction of Luanping County in Chengde City and Miyun County in Beijing, about 130 kilometers from the Beijing area and forms part of the Great Wall built by Qi Jiguang. This section of the Great Wall is built with many mountains and sinuosities. It is a beautiful and winding place. The view is very wide and spectacular. This is the most beautiful and magnificent part of the Great Wall of the Ming Dynasty. In addition, the Great Wall of Jinshanling has not been rebuilt and still retains its original appearance in relation to the Great Wall in other parts of Beijing. There are not many tourists here, it's quiet and a good place to take great pictures .

Gubei Water Town leans against the Simatai Great Wall, the most dangerous and majestic section of the entire Great Wall. The town is characterized by the northern architectural style, and the history and culture of the late Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) and the Republic of China (1912-1949) historic period. Most buildings are reconstructed in the traditional courtyard style. Based on five ancient villages and a water resource, this water town has developed into a large-scale sightseeing and holiday destination.

This is a full day trip. It is for a group of 2 peoples minimum. Up to 8 peoples maximun. Price will be adjusted accordingly.
Price include transport and ticket to the wall and Gubei Water town. It does not included meals

About your Mentor
Professional photographer from Montreal, Quebec. François was selected and invited 5 times (2013-2014-2015-2016-2017) at the « World Photographers focusing on Beijing ». He work in Turkey for the project « Izmir, a legacy for tomorrow » organized by the Arkas Art Center and his photos were exposed at the Arkas Museum. He also participated at Izmir photo days. In 2014, he won first prize at the international photo contest « 2014 Chinese dream in the Eyes of Foreign Friends ».

His book « China: photographic narrative in the Middle Kingdom » is published with Les Editions Cayennes

His photos were published in National Geographic, Inspired Eye magazine and in numerous magazines and websites. He likes to travel and always looking for new challenges. He now lives and teaches in Beijing. China.

Requirements and material
Camera, batteries, memory cards. Tripod is a good idea. Good shoes, hat for hiking

DAY 1 · 08:00 − 20:00

Group size
There are 8 spots available on this experience.

Advance Notice
4 days


Activity requires good physical condition


Other : Tickets for Great Wall and Gubei Water town.

Drinks and Snacks : Bottles of water


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