Airbnb Offering Overnight Stay At The Great Wall Of China


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Airbnb announced a sweepstakes for the chance to spend the night in a dramatic location — the Great Wall of China.

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Airbnb is offering prospective guests the opportunity to spend a night in a custom-built bedroom in a guard tower on the Great Wall of China; Photo by: Magazine Avantages

The lodgings-finding website posted a listing for the opportunity to win a stay for two at “a custom-designed home situated along the ancient portion of the wall.”

The bedroom, erected in an ancient guard tower, is roofless, providing guests with a full view of the stars.

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Photo by: Forbes

“Known as one of the greatest architectural feats in human history, the Great Wall was built as a border to protect Chinese states against raids thousands of years ago,” AirBnb said. “Today, it is widely considered to be one of the seven wonders of the modern world, bringing visitors from all walks of life together.”

The company commented those seeking to win a stay at the Great Wall in September are required to answer 2 questions on the website: “Why is it more important now than ever to break down barriers between cultures?” and “How would you want to build new connections?”

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Cuisine within the tower of the Great Wall; Photo by: Airbnb

The eve includes a gourmet dinner, a traditional Chinese music presentation, a sunrise hike across the Chinese countryside, a Chinese calligraphy lesson and interviews with the Great Wall’s official historians.

The house rules for the guests are:

  • Do not attempt to scale, skip, crawl under, jump over or run the length of the wall
  • No blaring music that might disturb the ancient wall guards
  • Respect the neighbors (all 1.39 billion of them!)
  • If you come across any dragons, please do not disturb them

Entry deadline is 11:59 PM (Beijing time), August 11, 2018 on the listing page for the Great Wall on Airbnb’s website.

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Aaron Granger

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