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Yellow Cliff Pass

Huangyaguan (Yellow Cliff Pass) lies on a steep and abrupt mountain ridge, and got its name from the yellowish hills and rocks nearby. To the east there are cliffs, and to the west crags. The Great Wall at Huangyaguan encapsulates the essence of the Great Wall, with outstanding architectural variety and some of the unique features of the Wall.

 

With various forms of watch towers along the walls, the largest tower on the Great Wall, Phoenix Tower, and the most unique castle, Bagua (‘Eight Trigrams’) Castle, Huangyaguan Great Wall is considered to be a miniature representation of the whole Great Wall with the greatest variety contained within one section.

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Taken on March 24, 2012