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Beijing, Mùtiányù, a Section of the Great Wall of China located in
Huairou County & about 75km Northeast of Beijing. The Mutianyu
Section of the Great Wall is one of the best-preserved Parts of the
Great Wall & used to serve as the Northern Barrier protecting the
Capital & the Imperial Tombs against the Mongols &
Built for the most part with Granite, the Wall is 7-8 m high & the Top is 4-5 m wide. Compared with other Sections of Great Wall, Mutianyu Great Wall possesses unique Characteristics in its Construction. Original built in the mid-6th Century during the Northern Qi, is older than the Badaling Segment of the Great Wall, about 90 km away from Beijing. In the Ming Dynasty, under the Supervision of General Xu Da, Construction of the present Wall began on the Foundation of the wall of Northern Qi. In 1404, a Pass was built in the Wall consisting of 3 Watchtowers, one big in the center & a smaller one on each Side standing on the same Terrace, the three Watchtowers are linked to each other inside & compose a rarely seen Structure among all Sections of Great Wall. In 1569, the Mutianyu Great Wall was rebuilt & till today most Parts of it are well preserved. The Mutianyu Great Wall has the largest Construction Scale & best Quality among all Sections of Great Wall.
The Picture was taken beginning of November, during the Summertime the Surroundings of the Wall is tainted in deep rich Green.