Jiankou Great Wall of China


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Jiankou Great Wall is one of the most photogenic and atmospheric sections of the wall. Here the wall follows a high mountain ridge. This area is significantly less tourist orientated and the wall here remains largely in an unrestored state of disrepair. Walking here can be hazardous as sections are extremely steep (some with 70 to 80% inclines) with long drops down the mountain sides. Also the rock of the wall might not provide reliably secure footing. The effort in climbing will, however, be rewarded with spectacular views. 

Map showing location of Jiankou Great Wall of China

Above: Location of Jiankou Great Wall of China in Beijing, Beijing, China