The Great Wall at Jinshanling

Jinshanling Great Wall, about 133 kilometers away from downtown Beijing, stretches from Miyun County of Beijing to Luanping County of Hebei Province. The name came from two towers-Great Jinshan Tower and Lesser Jinshan Tower on the Great Wall in this region. It was said that three thousand soldiers under Ming General Qi Jiguang were all natives of Jiangsu and Zhejiang provinces. They built two watch towers and named them after Great Jinshan Island and Lesser Jinshan Island in Zhenjiang, their homeland, just to show their sentimental feeling to their hometown. The Jinshanling Great Wall has two unique features; first, the density of the watch towers. This section is 13kilometers long but with 90 watches towers. Such a density of the watch towers is rarely seen on the entire length of the Great Wall. The other feature is the "Barrier Wall". The Barrier Wall was built on the top inside the Great Wall, vertical and parallel to the battlements. It served as the second barrier when the enemy had climbed up the Great Wall.

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The Great Wall at Jinshanling

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Editor's Note:   Jinshanling Great Wall is an ideal section to see the Great Wall Sunrise, if time permits, we may arrange you stay overnight at Jinshanling Hotel, and see the sunrise on the next morning.   ----China Travel Shanghai (Please e-mail to tansy@chinatravelshanghai for more info)

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