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Jiankou Great Wall
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 Jiankou Great Wall
Jiankou Great Wall
(jiàn kòu cháng chéng 箭扣长城) is located to the northwest of Zhenzhuquan Village (zhēn zhū quán cūn 珍珠泉村), Bohai Town (bó hǎi zhèn 渤海镇), Huairou County (huái róu xiàn 怀柔县) of Beijing City (běi jīng shì 北京市), no more than 100 kilometers away from the urban area of Beijing. It is well known for its steepness. Jiankou Great Wall is like a huge dragon among the mountains, and has long enjoyed a good reputation among the mountain-climbing fans. The complex and varied terrains and landforms attract people from home and abroad. You will meet the professional climbers, the tourists who go sight-seeing as well as the old people.

Jiankou Great WallIf you look carefully at the published photos of Great Wall, you will find that most of them are taken from Jiankou Great Wall, which can be regarded as a representative of the Ming Great Wall (míng cháng chéng 明长城). Most part of Jiankou Great Wall was constructed on the cliffs. The most famous section there is the Ox Horn Edge Wall (niú jī jiǎo biān 牛犄角边).

There are many famous sections of Jiankou Great Wall, such as the Nine-Eye Tower (jiǔ yǎn lóu 九眼楼), an important command post during the ancient wars. It has three layers, and there are nine holes which look like nine eyes on each side. The Sky Stair (tiān tī 天梯), is a precipitous stair whose angle of elevation is 70 to 80 degrees. It leads to the Eagle Flies Facing Upward (yīng fēi dào yǎng 鹰飞倒仰), a watch tower built on the lofty peaks. It is so dangerous that even eagles have to fly facing upward to reach the top.

You can take bus No. 916 from Dongzhimen (dōng zhí mén 东直门) Stop to Huairou, change another bus to Mutianyu (mù tián yù 慕田峪), get off at the Xinying (xīn yíng 辛营) Stop and then change a bus to Zhenzhuquan. You also can drive a car and it will take you about one hour and a half.

Jiankou Great Wall
The Sky Stair
The Walls of Jiankou Great Wall

1. It is better for you to wear caravan shoes, for the stones in Jiankou Great Wall are loose.
2. You’d better not to take a walking stick, Jiankou Great Wallbecause you have to grasp the stone to help you climb. The walking stick will be a burden.
3. Don’t destroy the trees and grasses in Jiankou Great Wall, and remember to take the wastes away.
4. It will be easier for you to climb along the north line, and you will meet more people there.
6. South line is much nearer than the north line, and it is a good choice for the people who want to save time and are fond of delicious food. There are many restaurants around the rainbow trout fishing ground. Many people are attracted by the delicious trout.

Purchasing Online
You can buy a book to learn more about the Great Wall.