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CITIES & PLACES OF INTEREST

  

 

 

  Great Wall of China (Jin Shan Ling section)

 

China

The Jin Shan Ling section of the Great Wall of China, on route to the city of Chengde in Hebei Province, was built between 1567 and 1582, during the Ming Dynasty.

 

This section stretches 10.5 kilometers, and features 67 watchtowers and 3 beacon towers, but since it is 130 kilometers away from Beijing and thus further than most other sections, it is less visited.

 

  Great Wall of China (Jin Shan Ling section)

 

  Great Wall of China (Jin Shan Ling section)

 

Each hilltop offers a stunning bird's eye view of the many surrounding hills with many of the ridges covered by parts of this amazing structure (fig.).

See also TRAVEL PHOTOS (1) and (2), and THAILAND'S NEIGHBOURS & BEYOND and POSTAGE STAMP.