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Simatai Great Wall and Watching-Beijing (Wangjing) Tower
Lying in the Gubeikou Town northeast of Miyun County about 120 kilometers (75 miles) from Beijing, the Simatai Great Wall stretches about fivekilometers (three miles) from the Watching-Beijing Tower in the east and connects to the Jinshanling Great Wall in the west. It has 35 beacon towers. Constructed under the supervision of Qi Jiguang, a famous general in the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644)...
Jinshanling Great Wall
The Jinshanling Great Wall has not been repaired since 1570 and it has retained its original look since its construction several hundred years ago. It is a remote and relatively isolated section of the Great Wall. The total length of this section is about eleven kilometers (6.8 miles), and the scenic spot of the Jinshanling Great Wall has an area of 32 square kilometers.The wall is about seven to eight meters high and five to six meters wide, and is made of brick and stone...
Lotus Pond (Lianhuachi) Great Wall
Qilianguan Pass is located south of Lianhuachi (Lotus Pond) Village in Yanqi Town.The ancient Wall here zigzags into mountains that are now decorated with trees turning green and wild flowers that have just blossomed. Locals also call this pass Queliang – “lacking grain.” Some say Qilian comes from the name of a leader who built the wall here, while “Queliang” came about due to the difficulties of building the wall, when soldiers often lacked grain and worked while hungry...
Mutianyu Great Wall
The Mutianyu section of Great Wall is located in Huairou district, about 80 km north from downtown Beijing. It enjoys a long history and is part of the glorious culture of China. It connects Juyongguan Pass in the west and Gubeikou Great Wall in the east. The wall was first built in Northern Qi Dynasty (550 - 557). In Ming Dynasty (1368 - 1644), Tan Lun and Qi Jiguang, two famous generals, rebuilt it in order to strengthen its defensive power when they guarded the strategic pass...
Jiankou (Arrow Lock) Great Wall
The Jiankou Great Wall (Arrow Lock) is located in Huairou County, 73 km north from Beijing City. This section was built in 1368 during the period of the Ming Dynasty. It is built of large white hill rocks which makes it very prominent from a distance. The major section of this Great Wall is built along a mountain ridge with tall cliffs on each side, and as a result of the lack of repairs, it is now one of the most dangerous sections of the entire Great Wall...
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