UPDATE: THIS CONTEST HAS BEEN CLOSED. THE LOCAL AUTHORITIES DIDN’T APPROVE OF IT.
Yes, Thanks to Airbnb, you have a chance to Sleep on the Great Wall of China for Free.
You can for a night, call 2,600 years of history and 21,000 kilometres across the Earth, your home A border that brings millions together each year to marvel at one of the greatest architectural feats in human history. Airbnb gives you a chance to stay for a night at the Great Wall of China for free, would you let this chance go?
A Night on the Great Wall of China. Bless the Heavens!
Just imagine yourself enjoying in solitude—with only the starlit sky as your witness and a friend—the Great Wall of China. The history, the architecture and with nature as your witness, you can narrate this once a lifetime experience to your grandkids, friends, family and strangers. The allure of this ancient architectural wonder of the world attracts people from all over the globe for just a glimpse. But you have this new opportunity to experience the wall in relative solitude, as Airbnb has launched a new competition that will let four lucky travellers spend a night there.
This once-in-a-lifetime opportunity is the result of a collaboration between the Beijing Tourism Development Committee and Airbnb.
Great Wall of China is a Unesco World Heritage Site and a must-see tourist spot in China.
Connecting People and Culture – Great Wall of China
The Great Wall of China was built to keep the enemies of the Mig Dynasty at bay. Emperor Qin Shi Huang built the wall to prevent raids from invaders. Apart from defence, the other major objective was controlling borders thus preventing a free movement of trade and people. And Airbnb taking note of this came up with this amazing campaign that describes the wall as “a redefined boundary that connects people and culture”. The idea to put the Great Wall on its platform is to celebrate the symbolic joining of people from around the world while highlighting the rich Chinese heritage and culture. If it sounds like a place you want to explore, then travellers must describe “why it is more important now than ever to break down barriers between cultures, and how they would want to build new connections through this experience.”
The four winners will enjoy a day and night of events between 4 and 7 September. Each winner will get to spend a night on the Great Wall. This will include having a sunset dinner, a classical music concert and a calligraphy experience. Also included is a sunrise hike through the Chinese countryside, and learn about the history of the wall and protection efforts from an official historian.
Find out the full contest details and how to enter here.