The Great Wall (长成) at Shuiguan (水关)

This section of the Wall is less well-known among foreign visitors, yet, it’s very beautiful, well-preserved and popular among Chinese people. It is easily accessible from Beijing on the no. 919 bus or by car in the direction to Badaling. More information about accessibility and amenities can be found, among other, at this site.

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Here is a map of some sections of the Great Wall. Unfortunately, the Shuiguan section is rarely shown, just like on this one. It may still help those who would like to visit some sections.



by Z.J.S

The Great Wall (长成) in cold wintertime

These photos below are again digitalized from 10-year-old photos. There’s hardly any nature except the mountains, but the place and time of year resulted in very quiet circumstances, which are rarely seen around the Wall. I hope you’ll enjoy the photos.

The first series come from North of Beijing called Jinshanling.

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From here, we’re visiting the neighbouring Simatai section