You Can Spend the Night at the Great Wall of China for the First Time Ever — Here’s How
Hey, globetrotters! How does a sleepover at the Great Wall of China sound? Thanks to Airbnb, this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity is, for the first time ever, open to you. Courtesy of a collab between the vacation rentals site and The Beijing Tourism Development Committee, four lucky guests will be able to experience a night at one of the Seven New Wonders of the World — with all of the perks included, of course. Scroll below to see how to get your shot at this magical adventure.
Construction the Great Wall goes back as early as the 7th century, and while it was originally built as a way to protect the Chinese states from raiding groups, it now has become an architectural marvel visited by people from all over the world. Airbnb is asking guests to put their best writing skills to the test to be entered for a chance to stay on the wall. The prompt? “Describe why it is more important now than ever to break down barriers between cultures, and how would YOU want to build new connections through this experience?”
So start thinking of your answers, because here’s what your stay will include: airfare to and from Beijing; a one night stay on the Great Wall and accommodations in an Airbnb in Beijing during the other days; Airbnb Experiences like a sunset dinner on the Great Wall, a calligraphy class, and a private concert; and a sunrise hike and guided historical tour highlighting the Great Wall and Chinese culture. Oh yeah, and some incredible photo opps too.
The trip takes place from September 4-8 and will only be available to the four winners, along with one eligible guest per winner. Head on over to the Airbnb listing to get more info on a getaway that’ll score you some serious bragging rights for life. Best of luck!
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