Great Wall Exploration
Learn the history of the Great Wall with an up-close look, using our Great Wall worksheet to find and discuss key features of construction and strategic importance.
Private tour: Great Wall Exploration
For groups of 8+
For cost details please see the table of prices and inclusions
Learn about the Great Wall as you walk on it, for a close-up experience with history.
For this activity we’ve distilled our Great Wall knowledge into a handy worksheet, which you’ll use to enhance your hike on the Great Wall: first an introduction to the history and construction, followed by notes on special features to find—things that you could easily walk right past if not paying attention.
Worksheet and key topics
Staff and students will be supplied a worksheet that covers the key questions about this part of the Great Wall. The worksheet covers:
- History of the Great Wall
- Construction of the Great Wall
- Why was the Great Wall built in this location?
- Special features of this part of the Great Wall
- 1930s Sino-Japanese battle of the Great Wall
The worksheet is supplied in advance to staff, with answers filled. The worksheet may be used during the hike and/or in class for discussion.
The hike on the Great Wall is of moderate difficulty, and can be made longer or shorter to suit the abilities of students.
The views are picturesque, with long vistas of ‘wild’ Great Wall running along ridgelines of mountains near and far.
After a climb up to the Great Wall the trail is mostly flat, with some ups and downs on the wall.
Some sections are narrow and slippery.
Prices and inclusions
|Priced on request|
Beijing Hikers staff guides • Round-trip transport in private bus from your school • Tickets and entry fees • Worksheet for wall study (supplied to staff in advance) • Bottled water, snacks • Hiking sticks • Local guides where required