For the first time in modern history, Airbnb is offering travellers a chance to stay overnight on the Great Wall of China. The once-in-a-lifetime experience will host guests in a custom-designed bedroom situated along the ancient portion of the Great Wall in Beijing, featuring a 360-degree view of the surroundings, an intimate, multi-course dinner highlighting different elements of Chinese culture, and a sunrise hike and tour.
“We are so proud to partner in this truly collective effort to highlight such an incredible landmark that now serves to unify people rather than divide them,” says co-founder and chairman of Airbnb China, Nathan Blecharczyk.
The Airbnb Great Wall of China stay is a contest that runs until August 11, 2018. To enter, simply head over to Airbnb’s website listing and answer why you think it is “now more important than ever to break down cultural barriers, and how you would build new connections and links between different cultures”.
Edit (14 August):
The Yanqing District cultural commission has said that it does not support the promotion as it is not in line with conservation plans for the Great Wall, which is a Unesco world heritage site. Airbnb has therefore cancelled the campaign and said in a statement that it understands and respects the government's stance.
This article originally appeared on HYPEBEAST.