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Shanhaiguan Great Wall

Shanhaiguan is the most complete and strongest section of the Wall and famous for its precipitous cliffs. It was important to military defence in ancient China and also a rare piece of architecture in the war fields. Shanhaiguan (Water Pass) section may not be among the first choices for your hiking tours. It dosen’t worth a special trip, but may be of interest if combined with tours to other nearby sections of the Great Wall. Shanhaiguan Great Wall, located at Yanqing County, around 2km to the Badaling Great Wall, was built in the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) and opened to the public in 1995 after repairs. The wall was built along the mountain contours with stone blocks and grey bricks with seven watch towers and one arrow tower. The arrow tower measures around 15.63 meters high with an average width of 12 meters.
The Shanhaiguan Great Wall is a short restored section which was created in an effort to reduce congestion and overcrowding at Badaling. After traveling Badaling Great Wall, ShanhaiGuan (Water pass) it is certainly worth seeing. Sometimes innocent visitors will be guided to ShanhaiGuan instead of their original intention of their Great Wall hiking tours, especially in peak season or holidays. So it's better to consult clearly in advance, no matte which one you plan to travel.

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