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Sleeping on the Great Wall of China? Yes, it is possible!

Grande Muralha da China

I thought it was a joke when I read it in the media. “Sleep on the Great Wall of China? It can’t be true”… but it is!

Airbnb has launched a contest that will choose four travelers to spend the night in what is one of China’s most celebrated historical icons. The winners will be the first people in thousands of years to spend the night there.

The unprecedented initiative aims to show the Great Wall to the world and promote sustainable tourism in that country, preserving the heritage of that place and the Chinese culture.


“It is an honor to work with historians and preservation groups in Beijing to bring this unique experience to the world”

Nathan Blecharczyk, co-founder, and president of Airbnb China.


A unique experience at the Great Wall of China

So how will this whole experience be? First, the winners will sleep in a room within one of the secular towers located along the wall. The same will allow a 360º view, offering a unique scenery.

At sunset, guests will enjoy a gourmet dinner with several dishes representing different aspects of Chinese culture. All to the sound of traditional music.

In the morning, at sunrise, the landscape will unravel with a walk along the wall, while the participants will learn more about that which is one of the seven wonders of the world.


Great Wall of China

Photo by Robert Nyman on Unsplash

The Great Wall of China

Known as one of the most significant architectural achievements in the history of mankind, the Great Wall of China was built as a frontier to protect the Chinese states from invasion for thousands of years. Today, it is widely considered one of the seven wonders of the modern world, bringing visitors all over the world.


How to apply?

To qualify to be one of the happy winners of this unique stay, you will have to say why it is more critical now than ever to bring down cultural barriers and how you will build new connections.

You have until 11:59 PM (Beijing time / GMT + 8) on 11 August 2018 to apply on the Great Wall page on Airbnb.

And don’t worry: the winners will be taken to China from anywhere in the world.

For more information and to see the full terms and conditions of the contest, see the campaign link.



But, wait, because this house there are rules to keep!

  • Respect the neighbors … all the 1.38 billion of them.
  • You can’t play loud music that could disturb the guards of the old wall.
  • Don’t attempt to climb, jump, crawl or run the length of the wall.
  • If you see any dragon, do not disturb it. But be sure to report it… on social media.


Now, get to it and Good Luck !!

I’m waiting for that fantastic picture taken inside the room in the Great Wall of China!


UPDATE: Airbnb canceled this contest. Please find HERE more information.

Marlene On The Move

Marlene Marques

Marlene is the creator of Marlene On The Move. A journalist by profession, she created the blog to share her adventures around the world. It is not unusual for her to set off to discover new countries and cultures with a surfboard as luggage.




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