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Great Wall of China

Great Wall of China is a military defensive structure built over thousands of years.

Great Wall of China Route:

The Great Wall was used for defensive purposes to against invasion. They are deisgned with defensive features and different material were used at different times and regions.

Key Features of the Great Wall:

Famous and important fortification passes along the Great Wall of China have played a key role in the defence of China or major historical events have occured there.

Famous Fortification Passes:

Liaoning Province

Location:
Travel Information:
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Dandong Hushan Great Wall

This is the eastern most section of the Great Wall in China.

Dandong Hushan Great Wall

Dandong Hushan Great Wall

Jiumenkuo Great Wall, Huludao City

The only section of the Great Wall of China that cross a water body.

Hebei Province

Location:
589km from Shijiazhuang City
288km from Beijing
Travel Information:
2 hours from Beijing City by high speed train
Honours:
Historical and Cultural City

Old Dragon Head Great Wall, Qinhuangdao City

This is the starting point of the Great Wall of China, the only section that reaches the sea.

Old Dragon Head Great Wall

The "pipes" along the Great Wall channels water to the "home" side.

Old Dragon Head Great Wall

The Great Wall viewed from the "enemy" side.

Shanhai Pass

This is one of the more strategic pass along the Great Wall.

Beijing Municipality

Location:
Badaling section - 80km from Beijing City
Travel Information:
Badaling section - 1.5 hours from Beijing City
Honours:
UNESCO World Heritage site

Simatai section of the Great Wall

Originally built during the Northern Qi dynasty. It retains its state after repairs during the Ming Dynasty.

Simatai Great Wall is located in Miyun District of Beijing City.

Qinglong Gorge Great Wall

The Ming Dynasty Great Wall is the middle section between Simatai and Miyun Great Wall.

Great Wall Hefangkuo Section

Mutianyu Great Wall

This section of the Great Wall was constructed during the Northern Qi dynasty (550 - 557) and rebuilt during the Ming dynasty. It protects Beijing from northern threats.

Great Wall of China Xishuigu Section

Great Wall of China Xishuigu Section

Great Wall of China Xishuigu Section

Great Wall of China Xishuigu Section

Juyong Pass section of the Great Wall

This section is nearer to Beijing city than Badaling section and is popular with tourist.

Juyong Pass is located in Changping District of Beijing City.

Juyong Pass section of the Great Wall

Ming Dynasty pass built in 1368AD.

Badaling section of the Great Wall

The more famous section of the great wall around beijing.

Badaling Great Wall is located in Yanqing District of Beijing City.

Shandong Province

Location:
362km from Jinan City
Travel Information:
2.5 from Jinan City by high speed train. Attractions by city transport
Honours:
Historical and Cultural City

Qi Great Wall at Huangdao District, Qingdao City

The oldest existing Great Wall in China built by the Qi state starting from the Spring and Autumn Period in 685BC till the Warring States Period. The Qi Great Wall stretches from Jinan to Qingdao city.

Ningxia Autonomous Region



Views from Yellow River

The different sceneries such as a great wall section and water wheels along the Yellow River can be seen during the boat ride.

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