The Great Wall of China | Chasing Krista | Beijing, China

The Great Wall of China

The Great Wall of China; 长城 (cháng chéng), 万里长城 (wàn lǐ cháng chéng) literally translates to “The Long Wall of 10,000 miles” and it is one of the longest walls in the world. Over ten million people visit the Great Wall of China every year and the amount of information around how to properly explore this giant architectural landmark is overwhelming. If you are anything like me, I did a TON of research prior to witnessing the Great Wall of China. I didn’t want to miss anything!

Beijing | Chasing Krista | Beijing, China

Before You Visit China

If you are planning a trip to Asia, be aware that you are going to experience a culture shock. Unlike any other culture in the world, Asia has a lot to offer and is an eye-opening experience to see life from a different perspective. I spent four days in the bustling capital of one of the largest and most populous places on planet earth: Beijing, China. Here’s my guide for preparing for your trip to China, for packing and understand what is to come (bring your own tp).

Beijing | Chasing Krista | Beijing, China


The capital of China, the beating heart of this thriving and bustling country. We all know the population of China is insanely huge and rapidly growing each day. I don’t know about yourself, but Beijing (China in general) overwhelms me to a point of anxiety. I have heard the rumors, seen the stories of how the population size of China is taking over the streets themselves. Within one weekend (three to four days) I believe it is possible to get a taste of both ancient and new through the streets of China’s unique capital city; weave in and out of thousands of years of imperial history masked together with the thriving scenes of the 21st-century society.