Originally built to keep hostile invaders at bay, the Great Wall of China has long been out of commission as a functional fortification. Still, it’s considered one of the great man-made monuments alongside the pyramids of Egypt and Stonehenge – certainly one of the world’s wonders to witness before you die. Now, you can spend the night in the Great Wall, courtesy of Airbnb.
Should it be your great fortune to win the contest to stay at the Great Wall’s temporary hotel, you will win an unforgettable experience. Nestled at the crest of the ancient portion of the wall, guests at this open-air hotel room can gaze out at the stars and imagine the many predecessors who did the same. Your stay will include a gourmet dinner and a sunrise hike along the Wall, guided by an expert on the Great Wall’s heritage. To win, all you have to do is go to the Airbnb website, and give your answer as to why you believe that it is ‘now more important than ever to break down cultural barriers, and how you would build new connections and links between different cultures.’