• Where we stayed overnight
  • end of the line! =) - .snap.sh00ter.
  • Nope a lot more as far as your eyes can see..but I dont have a wider lens to capture it..lol
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The Jinshanling Great Wall was first built in the sixth century during the Northern and Southern Dynasties (420-589). Along it are 67 watchtowers, all in different styles, at average intervals of 150 meters.

During the Ming Dynasty, General Qi Jiguang improved the structure of the Jinshanling Great Wall by making it higher and denser and by building double walls at strategic sections. Its gentle gradient makes Jinshanling a vulnerable spot, easy to attack but difficult to defend. At the Jinshanling section of the Great Wall, however, the walls are more solid, and the watchtowers taller, and more concentrated. Viewed from a distance, the Jinshanling Great Wall is like a giant dragon, curving its path over the mountain peaks whose line it follows.

Many Great Wall researchers and cultural relics experts, including Luo Zhewen and Zhu Xiyuan, have been coming to Jinshanling since 1980, and consider it to be of strategic importance, great aesthetic value, and to reflect the very essence of the Great Wall.

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  8. bingle. 59 months ago | reply

    one of the places on my must visit list... ganda..

  9. ishootit(no more pro) 59 months ago | reply

    This is a wonderful angle that captured with all the stopping point can be seen and look like a long dragon. Perfect capture. Love the colors and beautiful sky.

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  12. Captivating, Inc. 59 months ago | reply

    What an excellent shot!!!!! I love the composition and also the light in the sky!

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    I like it very much!

  16. photogenic planet 53 months ago | reply

    love the framing
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  17. Tom Resink Photography 42 months ago | reply

    what a coincidence I took this picture exactly at the same place only a couple of months earlier.
    have a look
    the wall of china

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