Jinshanling Section of the Great Wall in Beijing

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Jinshanling Section of the Great Wall in Beijing

Jinshanling Great Wall is located about 130 km from downtown Beijing. To its east stands the Simatai Great Wall. Jinshangling Great Wall was named after the mountain called Jinshan Mountains. The Jinshanling Great Wall was first constructed built in the Ming Dynasty. The famous general, Xu Da, of the early Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) supervised and directed the construction of the Great Wall. Later, Qi Jiguang led a number of defense works while guarding the north area in 1567.
This section has the total length of 11 kilometers. The Wall is about seven to eight meters in height and five to six meters width. The wall is made of brick and stone. The Jinshanling Great Wall is 700 meters above the sea level. You can see beijing from the highest place on the Jinshanling Great Wall.
There are over 100 enemy towers in the section of the whole Jinshanling Great Wall. All the towers were constructed firmly and beautifully. Each tower has its unique feature and look. There are relatively less crowded here at Jinshanling Great Wall, it is a nice place to explore the Great Wall in Beijing. The Jinshanling Great Wall has become a famous scenic spot attracting numerous tourists from both home and abroad.

Entrance Fee: RMB 30
Opening Hours: 08:00 to 16:50
Hiking time: Two hours