April 26 Day trip to Gubeikou

April 26 Day trip to Gubeikou

Hosted by: Colin Friedman


Event Description

Daytrip to GuBeiKou
You said: “I want a chance to relax.”
You said: “I want to enjoy quiet and peaceful surroundings”
You said: “I want to do this with friends old and new.”
You said: “I enjoy tasting local cuisines and delicacies.”
We listened and are delighted to invite you to join us on Saturday 26 April for a trip to Gubeikou
Date: Sat 26 April 2014
Time: 08:30
Meeting Point: Outside the Hilton Beijing (Liangma Qiao).
Cost: 380RMB. Payment can be made on-line or in cash at one of our events.
Price Includes: Transportation, Lunch, English-speaking guides, Entrance fees and Insurance.
Not included: Personal Expenditure.
Recommended: Hat, Comfortable Shoes, Sunblock, Bag / Belt to carry water, Camera and Smile.
….. Especially the smile…:)!
GuBeikou is approximatley 120 kilometers from downtown Beijing.
Our day will include a meander round the village (which boasts a Farm Tools Museum, a Lantern Museum and a Maze), a lunch and the Gubeikou section of the Great Wall.
This section of the wall has not been restored and it radiates history. The views from the top are spectacular and it is highly recommended to bring a camera.
Gubeikou has long been a town of military significance and an important pass to Beijing.
The Yanshan Range winds from east to west and is cut off at Gubeikou, forming a natural narrow pass here. To the west of the pass are the Chaohe River and the Wohu Mountain, and to the east is the Panlong Mountain. From ancient times, Gubeikou has served as a route of strategic importance, linking the southern and northern areas of the Yanshan Range. As early as 2,500 years ago, a fortification was built here and repeatedly reinforced throughout the following dynasties.
The main part of today’s Gubeikou Wall was constructed under the supervision of Xu Da, a well-known general in the Ming Dynasty.
Reference Timetable:
08:30 – Meet Hilton Beijing, Liangma Qiao
11:00 – Arrive GuBeiKou and visit the wall.
13:30- Lunch
14:30 – Explore the village including the Farm Tools Exhibition, the Maze and Ancient Lantern Museum
15:30 – Depart GuBeiKou.
18:00 – Arrive Hilton Beijing
Advance registration is essential since space is limited.
Registration is only valid if it includes a contact mobile phone number.
For insurance purposes:
Foreign nationals please provide your mobile phone number, your full name as it appears on your passport, your nationality, date of birth {day (2 digit)/month (3 letters)/year (4 digits)} and passport number.
Chinese nationals please provide your mobile phone number, your name in Chinese Hanzi as it appears on your ID card and your ID Card number.
We look forward to seeing you and anticipate having a great day in the peace and quiet of rural Beijing.
Please do remember to register as soon as possible to ensure that there is room for you. Registrations are not accepted after 12:00hrs (noon) on Friday 25 April.
This is to allow us enough time to process the insurance.
Please note cancellation received after Thursday 24 April 10:am will not be accepted.
Please do feel free to tell your friends.
Minimum needed 10 people,
Maximum number 40 people.



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