You could win a night at an Airbnb on the Great Wall of China

The amazing thing about Airbnb is that it can make you feel at home in a country you’ve never set foot in. When you stay in someone's house, it doesn't have the formal feel you'd get in a hotel (and allows you to experience what it's actually like to live in a cute little apartment in your vacation spot). Now, Airbnb is taking their platform to a whole new level: specifically, launching a contest to win an Airbnb stay on the Great Wall of China. That’s right—the literal Great Wall of China, in a custom-designed home located on an ancient part of the wall.

This very cool opportunity is made possible by Airbnb’s partnership with the Beijing Tourism Development Commission. Airbnb explained in a press statement: “This unprecedented level of access will showcase the Great Wall to the world and promote sustainable tourism in China by highlighting the extensive efforts to protect the wall’s profound heritage and bring Chinese culture to life. Development." The Great Wall is considered one of the most incredible architectural feats in human history and one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World - you and your friends can spend a night there and admire it all.

The complete experience sounds like a complete dream. At the beginning of the trip, Airbnb will cover the winner’s air travel costs from anywhere in the world. Upon arrival, you and your guests will walk a short distance along the wall to your custom-designed bedroom on the Great Wall. The weather got even better as the sun started to set. You'll be able to savor every bite of the multi-course meal prepared just for you. "Each dish in this meal represents a different aspect of Chinese culture and the people's culinary traditions," Airbnb explains on the contest page. While you enjoy your meal, a traditional Chinese concert will be performed just for you and your guests - I honestly didn't think it could get any better, but wow.



The next morning, you'll hike up the Great Wall and enjoy an incredible sunrise from the tallest watchtower. That afternoon you will have the opportunity to learn Chinese calligraphy and create your own one-of-a-kind stamps. Before your magical few days come to an end, you are invited to learn more about the Great Wall conservation efforts. Airbnb will also cover the cost of three meals a day during the stay, as well as Airbnb accommodation in or near Beijing for a few days after the Great Wall experience.



How did you seize the opportunity to make this spectacular experience a reality? Click here to log into your Airbnb account, fill out some information about yourself, and be prepared to answer the questions in this prompt: “Why is it more important now than ever to break down barriers between cultures? How do you hope to build New Community?" Share your own story about why you deserve this magical night. "The competition is open until 11:59 GMT on August 11, and the winner will be notified on August 13 (if you win, you have 24 hours to accept the offer, so please check your phone frequently on the day). Great Wall The stay will take place from September 4th to 8th and you need to be 21 or over and have a valid passport (valid for at least six months) to enter Good luck and best friends group to win - this one. This is an opportunity not to be missed.