China has a very interesting culture and history. Just like anywhere in the world - there's some things you absolutely love and some things you could really do without. So here's what you can expect when heading to China! 1. Love: History Ancient cities are all throughout China! There are so many incredible buildings and monuments, many dating all the way back to 600AD, like the Tianning Tower. Today, it is still standing and functioning, and has been for over 1400 years. Just imagine if those walls could talk!
I stayed at Beijing Downtown Backpackers Hostel, which offered day trips to the Great Wall. Jinshanling is a portion of the Great Wall located about 80 miles (130 kilometers) northeast of downtown Beijing.