Make the ‘Great Wall’ your Goal

On October 26, 2011, in Cool Places, Great Wall, Must-sees, Nature Scenery, by Jack Li

There are three things that you need to see while you’re on your China tour the first is a Panda, the second ‘The Great Wall’ and the third is the Terracotta Warriors (I will write about the warriors in another blog).  Hiking the Great Wall might not be easy but it will be worth the […]

A world wonder worth seeing!

On September 5, 2011, in Adventure Trip, Cultural Experience, Great Wall, Must-sees, by Jack Li

    With the Great Wall of China being one of the Seven Wonders of the World, I had very high expectations of my trip to the Muitianyu section. With the help of China Tours, I was able to book a day visit which picked me up directly from my Beijing Hotel and took me the 70km journey to the wall […]

The Great Wall at Juyongguan Pass

On July 25, 2011, in Beijing, Great Wall, Historical Relics, Must-sees, by Jack Li

The Great Wall at Juyongguan Pass lies in a 15-kilometre-long valley, and on its sides there are mountains covered in lush vegetation. The scenery there is so beautiful that it was already listed as one of the Eight Greatest Sights of Yanjing (now Beijing) and was called “the Rippling Jade at Juyongguan”. Juyongguan Pass is […]

Interesting Facts about The Great Wall

On July 21, 2011, in Adventure Trip, Cultural Experience, Great Wall, by Jack Li

The Great Wall of China is a series of stone and earthen fortifications in northern China, built originally to protect the northern borders of the Chinese Empire against intrusions by various nomadic groups. Several walls have been built since the 5th century BC that are referred to collectively as the Great Wall, which has been rebuilt and maintained from the 5th […]

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Badaling Great Wall Travel Tips

On July 11, 2011, in Beijing, Great Wall, Tips & Ideas, by Jack Li

Located in Yanqing County,the Badaling Great Wall is 60 miles away from downtown Beijing. The Badaling Great Wall is the main part of the Great Wall which is a magnificent defense project. The Badaling Great Wall was the first part of the Great Wall to open to tourists and was built in the Ming Dynasty(1368-1644). […]

Butment

On July 11, 2011, in Beijing, Great Wall, Towers, Pagodas & Grottoes, by Jack Li

The butment is also called the beacon tower. There are two butments in East and West Mountains alongside the Badaling Great Wall. A butment is seventeen meters high with a small city around it. The city is five meters high with tall buildings above and drawbridges underneath. There are cages in the hall storing ice […]

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Ancient Cannons

On July 11, 2011, in Beijing, Great Wall, Historical Relics, by Jack Li

Five ancient cannons are displayed beside the entrance of Guan City on the Badaling Great Wall. When they were first invented, they were advanced weapons. The longest cannon among them is 2.85 meters long, with a caliber of 105 mm. Its firing range was over ten hundred meters. The cannon was carved with the words […]

 

Chadao City

On July 11, 2011, in Ancient Houses & Courtyards, Beijing, Great Wall, by Jack Li

Chadao City is near the Badaling Railway Station. This magnificent and solid castle, served as the headquarter of Guan City. The book ‘Junyong Recork’ mentions that Badaling is the highlight of Juyong Guan, while Chadao City is the fence of Badaling. When it was built, the city had three administrators and eight hundred soldiers. They […]

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Wangjing Stone

On July 11, 2011, in Great Wall, Historical Relics, by Jack Li

Wangjing Stone is on the south road outside the east gate of Guan City on the Badaling Great Wall. It is one of the 72 scenic spots in Guangou Ditch. It is said in a Chinese fairy tale that a Queen Mother took fairies to travel around and arrived here. They rested on the stone […]

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Badaling Great Wall (Badaling Changcheng)

On July 6, 2011, in Beijing, Great Wall, Historical Relics, Must-sees, by Jack Li

As a World Cultural Heritage site, the Badaling Great Wall is a top National scenic spot. It is the most important historical and protected site, as well as being the most attractive landscape and scenery. It is No.1 out of 40 best tourist attractions in China and a nationally protected spot for tourism. Located in […]

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