2010 Miss World Contestants Visit Great Wall of China

Crowds welcomed the 120 Miss World contestants as they touched down at Beijing International Airport to for the start of their month-long tour of China. TV crews and photographers joined throngs of well-wishers to greet the young women.

While in Beijing, the representatives will visit the Badachu Park temple complex, walk the incredible Great Wall of China and enjoy a spectacular display of dance and drumming at the impressive Bird’s Nest Olympic Stadium.

“It was so nice to see so many people waving as we arrived,’ said Ireland. “We are really excited to hear about the wonderful sites we will visit in China.”

Bosnia added: “This will be a trip of a lifetime for us. I have always wanted to visit China. It is a country of so many cultural highlights. I never thought I’d get to see the Great Wall.”

After Beijing, the contestants will travel to Ordos in Inner Mongolia on 6 October. From there, they will visit cosmopolitan Shanghai before flying south to sunny Sanya for a series of events in advance of the Final on 30 October.

2010 Miss World Contestants Visit Great Wall of China

Miss World contestants from left, Maria Cordova of Bolivia, Kamilla Salgado of Brazil and Mariana Arambarry of Argentina pose while visiting the Mutianyu Great Wall in Beijing, China. (AP)

2010 Miss World Contestants Visit Great Wall of China

Miss World contestant Yuwaret Rueangsri of Thailand poses with a panda toy after visiting the Mutianyu Great Wall in Beijing, China. (AP)

2010 Miss World Contestants Visit Great Wall of China

A Chinese policeman watches the Miss World contestants visiting the Mutianyu Great Wall in Beijing, China. (AP)

2010 Miss World Contestants Visit Great Wall of China

Miss World contestants walk on the steps as they visit the Mutianyu Great Wall in Beijing, China. (AP)

2010 Miss World Contestants Visit Great Wall of China

Contestants of Miss World 2010 wave as they walk along the Great Wall in Beijing China. (EPA)

2010 Miss World Contestants Visit Great Wall of China

Contestants of Miss World 2010 shield their eyes from the sun as they take in the view of the Great Wall in Beijing China. (EPA)

2010 Miss World Contestants Visit Great Wall of China

Contestants of Miss World 2010 walk along the Great Wall in Beijing China. (EPA)


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