Jinshanling Great Wall of China

One more angle

One more angle by Craig Nagy. Sourced via Flickr under Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License.

This section of the wall is connected with the Simatai section. It was built from 1570 during the Ming Dynasty. The Jinshanling section of the Great Wall is 10.5 km long with 5 passes, 67 towers and 2 beacon towers. The initial section of the wall has been restored to original condition, but the condition of the wall deteriorates towards its natural state as it approaches Simatai. From 2010 until at least 2012, the Simatai section of the wall is closed to tourists for repair. It is still possible to do a wall walk from Jinshanling to Simatai. A new path has been made which allows walkers to get down from the wall sightly earlier than before and walk down to a new car parking area new Simatai. This walking route is very popular with tourists who want to see some of the real, unrestored wall. However, some sections of the walk are quite steep and not for those who suffer from vertigo. Also nearby is the Gubeikou Great Wall section.

Map showing location of Jinshanling Great Wall of China

Above: Location of Jinshanling Great Wall of China in Chengde, Beijing, China