We all know the landmark and maybe you’ve had the opportunity to walk it, but have you spent the night on The Great Wall of China? Now, Airbnb is holding a competition, offering a one night stay at the most exclusive hotel on the planet. Once a barrier, the wall now opens tourists with open arms.
A true, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, the room is situated within an ancient tower, where winners will sleep in a custom built bedroom. The open-air room offers unobstructed views of the surrounding landscape, with the stay including a sunset gourmet dinner inspired by Chinese culture, a sunrise hike, and a calligraphy lesson.
The rules of your stay?
-Respect the neighbors, all 1.38 billion of them.
-No loud music that might disturb the ancient wall guards.
-Do not attempt to scale, skip, jump over, crawl under, or run the length of the wall
-If you see any dragons, do not disturb them, but be sure to report it. On WeChat or Instagram.
To enter, you need to submit a short essay, describing why it is more important now than ever to break down barriers between cultures in 550 characters or less. Visit Airbnb for more information.
UPDATE: The decision has been made by Air BnB to cancel the competition following a criticism, as well as push back from Chinese officials. You can read the official statement here.