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The Great Wall at Mutianyu

 

THE GREAT WALL AT MUTIANYU

 

The Great Wall at Mutianyu is located about 45 miles from Beijing. It enjoys a long history and is part of the glorious culture of China.

 

The Great Wall was built over 2500 years ago during the Northern Qi Dynasty (550 - 557).

Team has devotion on Great Wall
In the Ming Dynasty (1368 - 1644), Tan Lun and Qi Jiguang, two famous patriotic generals, rebuilt it in order to strengthen its defensive potential of guarding the strategic pass. It served as the northern protective screen, protecting Peking (Beijing) and imperial mausoleums for generations.

 

Mutianyu Great Wall winds 1.4 miles through lofty mountains and high ridges. Its unique structure makes the wall almost indestructible. The wall measures 23 to 26 feet high and four to five yards wide. Both of the wall's inner and outer sides have parapets to defend against enemies coming from either direction.

 

There are 22 watch towers distributed at close intervals along the wall. They are located in the main wall and also at distinctive branch cities. Branch cities are built on the hill ridge against the wall’s inner or outer sides. They measure from several to dozens of yards across. Mutianyu is often called the archetype of the Great Wall.

I'm tired of riding the bus

 

There are 22 watch towers distributed at close intervals along the wall. They are located in the main wall and also at distinctive branch cities. Branch cities are built on the hill ridge against the wall’s inner or outer sides. They measure from several to dozens of yards across. Mutianyu is often called the archetype of the Great Wall.

 

Besides its strategically important location and compact layout, the Mutianyu Great Wall is also famous for the breathtakingly beautiful scenery. Woods cover over ninety-six percent of the total scenic area. The wall presents different aspects of beauty in the four seasons. Flowers bloom all over the mountains in spring. Grasses dress the hillside green in summer. Trees are laden with sweet fruits and leaves turn the mountain tops into red and gold in autumn. In winter, the wall is covered by snow, making it seem more magnificent. The pine trees around Mutianyu are more than 20 pines over 300 years old and about 200 pines over 100 years old.

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The Great Wall at Mutianyu
The Great Wall at Mutianyu
Team has devotion on Great Wall
Team has devotion on Great Wall
Im tired of riding the bus
I'm tired of riding the bus
Almost first tourists to arrive
Almost first tourists to arrive
Take cable car to top of Mutianyu
Take cable car to top of Mutianyu
All excited for days adventures
All excited for day's adventures
Jon giddy about showing us Wall
Jon giddy about showing us Wall
Map says were HERE :-D
Map says we're HERE :-D
Met only 11 days ago, now engaged
Met only 11 days ago, now engaged
Deanna and Jimmy climb to wall
Deanna and Jimmy climb to wall
DeAnna leads worship to the Lord
DeAnna leads worship to the Lord
Everyone moved by Holy Spirit
Everyone moved by Holy Spirit
Nonie sings song she wrote
Nonie sings song she wrote
Stanley shares awesome message
Stanley shares awesome message
After devotion, team plays tourists
After devotion, team plays tourists
They like Mutianyu over Badaling
They like Mutianyu over Badaling
Jordans happy to not be in Kansas
Jordans happy to not be in Kansas
Mark investigates rooms under Wall
Mark investigates rooms under Wall
Picture proves we were there!
Picture proves "we were there!"
Wanna buy copy rock? 2 dollars
"Wanna buy copy rock? 2 dollars"
Pay for 6 camel rides, next 1 free
Pay for 6 camel rides, next 1 free
Is this China or Egypt?
Is this China or Egypt?
I dont see no stinking desert!
I don't see no stinking desert!
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