The pass had many different names during former Chinese dynasties. However, the name "Juyongguan" was used by more than three dynasties. It was first used in the Qin Dynasty when Emperor Qinshihuang ordered the building of the Great Wall. Juyongguan pass was connected to the Great Wall in the Southern and Northern Dynasties era.
The present pass route was built in the Ming Dynasty and received much renovation later. It was a very important strategic place connecting the inner land and the area near the northern border of China. It was also used to defend the ancient city of Beijing.
The Ming tombs is the largest imperial tomb in the world, thirteen Ming Emperors were buried in this royal necropolis, including Empresses and many concubines, we will visit the Changling, the biggest mausoleum, was built for the Yongle Emperor, Zhu Di, and took 18 years to complete. Zhu Di was the Emperor who built the Forbidden City, Changling is surrounded by sixteen satellite tombs for Zhu Di's concubines, and the tumulus has not yet been excavated.
Pick up service by your tour guide and driver at 7:30-8:00AM
Ming Tomb-Driving Time (1.5 hours)
Visit Ming Tomb avout 1.5 hours.
and then have lunch. after lunch drive to Juyongguan Great Wall Juyongguan Great Wall-Sightseeing (2.5 hours),(Option: Great Wall Cable Car)
Come back at your hotel around 6:00PM.