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JianKou Great Wall is regarded by some people as the most picturesque section of Great Wall and is a good example of 'Wild Great Wall'. The main section of JianKou Great Wallis built along a mountain ridge with steep cliffs on each side. Therefore, climbing the wall here needs a certain fitness and great care. It Located in the mountain ridge of Xizhazi Village, Huairou County in Beijing.
   
Jiankou Great Wall was an important section of the wall in Ming Dynasty (1368 - 1644). Owing to the need for renovation, the wall is regarded as one of the most dangerous sections of the Ming's wall. It connects to Mutianyu Great Wall in the east and joins Huanghuacheng Great Wall in the west. From east to north, the wall zigzags 9.3 miles from 'The Ox Horn Edge Wall' to 'The Nine-Eye Tower' via 'The Beijing Knot'. Compared with Mutianyu Great Wall, the mountain is higher and steeper, while compared with Simatai Great Wall, it is more winding and varied. It was built from the local material - dolomite. The large pieces of white rock make the wall striking to the eye at a distance.
Jiankou Great Wall in Huarou Beijing

 

There are many famous sections of Jiankou Great Wall, such as 'The Nine-Eye Tower', an important command post during the ancient wars. It has three layers, and there are nine holes which look like nine eyes on each side. 'The Beijing Knot' is the meeting point for three walls coming from different directions. 'The Sky Stair', is a precipitous stair whose angle of elevation is 70 to 80 degrees. It leads to 'The Eagle Flies Facing Upward', a watch tower built on the lofty peaks. It is so dangerous that even eagles have to fly facing upward to reach the top. 'Zhengbei Tower' is the right place to appreciate the beauty of the sunrise and the sunset.

Some sections of the wall are seriously damaged, so watch your step. It is better to go in a group. The local dish of rainbow trout is very famous. Peasant dish is also a good choice. Near the wall, 'Zhao's Hostel' is a nice place to spend the night.

 
Jiankou Location
Jiankou Travel Tips
Open Time:
Daily, Any Time
Ticket Price:
Free
Cable car :
No yet
Address:
Huarou County, Beijing, China
Weather:
Spring(53F-41F),Summer(75F-55F)
Autumn(56F-41F),Winter(33F-17F)
   
   
 
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