Despite the hundreds of buses that visit daily, the Great Wall at Mutianyu is not as crowded as the nearby Badaling or Juyongguan sections of the Wall. Mutianyu’s 2.5 kilometer stretch of the Wall allows you to walk for more than an hour as you explore 22 watchtowers and the valley on both sides of […]

Jiankou Great Wall is located in Huairou County where the mountains are very steep and changeable. Because the appearance of Jiankou Great Wall presents W shape which looks like a bow, the name of Jiankou is formed. This Great Wall belongs to one of the most dangerous sections. The Jiankou section of the wall was […]

Located along the Yanshan Mountain range in the northeast of Miyun County, south of the hill country of Panlong Mountain and Wohu Mountain, Gubeikou Great Wall occupies a strategically important location which is difficult to access. Situated between Shanhaiguan Pass and Juyongguan Pass, and about 62 miles (100 kilometers) to Beijing, it is the bastion […]

Huanghuacheng Great Wall is also well worth visiting. It was built in the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), located at Jiuduhe Town, Huairou District, 40.39 miles (65 kilometers) from Beijing City. This section of the Wall at about 6.7 miles (10,800 meters) long is a resort with mountains, lakes and the ancient wall. When summer comes, the […]

Gubei Water Town, billed as the Wuzhen County of the North, is located at Gubeikou in Beijing’s suburban Miyun District, at the foot of the Simatai Great Wall. With a history of more than a thousand years, the water town, which covers an area of 9 square kilometers, has been revitalized with new attractions. Boutique […]

Simatai Great Wall, a section of the Great Wall of China located in the north of Miyun County, 120 km northeast of Beijing, holds the access to Gubeikou, a strategic pass in the eastern part of the Great Wall. Originally built during the Northern Qi dynasty (550–577) and rebuilt in the Hongwu years of the Ming dynasty. […]

The wall is situated on the Big and Small Jinshanling, hence its name – Jinshanling Great Wall. Based on huge stone bars, the Wall was then made by huge bricks, each of which weighed about 26 pounds (12 kilograms). It has five main passes and 67 watchtowers. Every 328 feet (100 meters), there is an […]

Badaling Great Wall is the site of the most visited section of the Great Wall of China, approximately 50 miles (80 km) northwest of urban Beijing city in Yanqing County, which is within the Beijing municipality. The portion of the wall running through the site was built in 1504 during the Ming Dynasty, along with […]

Juyongguan or Juyong Pass is a mountain pass located in the Changping District of Beijing Municipality, over 50 kilometers  from central Beijing. The Great Wall of China passes through, so called Juyongguan Great Wall, and the Cloud Platform was built here in the year 1342. Juyongguan (pass) is in the 18-kilometer (11 mi)-long Guangou Valley. […]