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Airbnb offers a spacious bedroom at the Great Wall of China, but there is a catch

The unique Airbnb experience can only be won by participants who submit short, helpful essays.

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The Great Wall of China receives an average of more than 27,000 visitors per day. And this fall, eight lucky people will win a night on the Great Wall with 13,000 miles of history all to themselves.

In an effort to raise awareness for heritage protection and cultural exchanges, Airbnb is working with the Beijing Tourism Development Committee for the hosting of the first nights in the modern world wonder.

Airbnb is working with the Beijing Tourism Development Committee for the hosting of the first nights in the world wonder.

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Four people and their guests for the Great Wall of China to themselves for one night each from Sept. 4-7.

To win the unique Airbnb experience, the participants must write in 550 characters or less why they find it important to break down barriers between cultures and how they use their time to build the Great Wall of new connections. The winners will be chosen on the basis of originality, creativity, and how well they answered the question.

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In addition to the unique accommodation in the old part of the wall (fame forever), every stay includes a sunset dinner along the wall, a concert of classical music and a calligraphy lesson. The winners will also walk through the countryside of China and learn about the history of the Great Wall on the site of the official historian.

Each stay includes a sunset dinner along the wall, a concert of classical music and a calligraphy lesson.

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Four people and their guests for the Great Wall of China to themselves for one night each from Sept. 4-7.

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The winners will be flown from anywhere around the world to enjoy their evening at the Great Wall.

The contest is open until midnight, Aug. 11. icipants can enter online.

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