China Great Wall Map
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Beijing is a city rich in Great Wall resource. The history of the wall in Beijing can be traced back to Warring States Period (476 BC-221 BC). The Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) is the heyday of the Wall construction. At present, most sections remained in Beijing were built in Ming Dynasty.
According to a survey, the Wall in Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) extended about 1738.3km (1,080 miles) in Gansu, which covers one fifth of the total length of that in China. But except a few repaired sections, many parts are just left suffering the natural erosion and human demolishment. It is urgent to protect and rescue it .
The Wall in Hebei belongs to different dynasties, and the sections in Ming Dynasty are the most famous. The 2,000km (1,243 miles) walls in Hebei wind through Qinhuangdao, Chengde, Zhangjiakou, Tangshan and Baoding in the province. Due to their approach to Beijing, the capital of Ming Dynasty, the walls were strongly built, reflecting the top level of building standard in that period. Among these walls, many sections are world-known scenic sights, such as "Old Dragon Head", "The First Pass under Heaven", Zhangjiakou and Jiaoshan.
Liaoning Great Wall Maps
The Wall in Liaoning has a total length of 1,460 miles (2,350 kilometers). It was built during many historical periods between the Warring States Period (475BC-221BC) and the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). The remaining sections are mostly from the Ming Dynasty, including Hushan, Jiumenkou, and Zhuizishan.
Shaanxi Great Wall Maps
In Shaanxi, the Wall was constructed in many dynasties from the Warring States Period (475BC-221BC) to the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). The total length adds up to over 1,243 miles (2,000 kilometers). Today, the relics are mainly found in Yulin, Yan’an and Weinan. Due to natural erosions and human activities, the wall was badly damages. It is time to protect and restore it.
The Great Wall measures over 3,500km (2,475 miles) in Shanxi Province, which are found widely in over 40 counties and in nine cities. In history, the Warring States, Northern Qi, Northern Zhou, Sui, Song, Ming and Qing dynasties all built walls in Shanxi. The sections in Ming Dynasty are the largest in scale. It cost about 154 years to finish the construction. The wall in Shanxi was always serving as the barrier to protect Beijing.
In Chinese long history, many feudal dynasties have built or repaired the Great Wall in order to consolidate their frontier defense. Millions of ancient Chinese laborers have contributed their wisdom, blood and sweat to make it a wonder in the world. Every constructional detail reflects the defensive ideas and the high achievement of building technology in ancient China.
Today, through thousands of years’ erosion, most parts of the Wall are beyond recognition. By reading these maps, you will get to know the historical remarks left by each dynasty and be marvel at the long history and abundant resources of this huge project in China.
- Last modified on Jan. 09, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on Great Wall Map
Asked by Relucio Asencion from USA | Jan. 09, 2019 10:31Reply
We have a 7 hour lay over, What section of the Great wall is closest to the airport?
Answered by Daniel from NETHERLANDS | Jan. 09, 2019 18:05
The Mutianyu Section will be closer and it takes about 80 minutes for a single journey by taxi. The time may be a little tight since you need to arrive at the airport at least 2 hours in advance.
Asked by Haydee from PHILIPPINES | Dec. 03, 2018 19:08Reply
I want to see the great Wall of China. which section is the best and less crowded?
Answered by Nick from FRANCE | Dec. 04, 2018 18:32
The Mutianyu, Jianshanling and Simatai sections are recommended.
Asked by Shanker prasad shah from NEPAL | Nov. 12, 2018 21:24Reply
Which is nearest place for great wall from kunming?
Answered by Henry from MALAYSIA | Nov. 13, 2018 17:12
Hi, the closer one may be in the Shanxi Province. However, it's still about 1500km and you cannot see a complete section. It is suggested to see some sections in Beijing such as Badaling and Mutianyu Great Wall, which are very grand.
Asked by Pauline from BRITAIN | Nov. 12, 2018 08:19Reply
Did the Great Wall go anywhere near the Tianjin British concession 1921?
Answered by Helen from UNITED KINGDOM | Nov. 12, 2018 17:54
Not really, there is a section of the Great Wall in Tianjin, but it is also about 150km from the urban area.
Asked by Max from PERU | Jan. 09, 2018 15:46Reply
We are in shanghai we want to take the train to the great wall What's the best way?
We have one day we want to take the night train and back pm the dame train the next day
Answered by Maggie from FINLAND | Jan. 09, 2018 21:40
Take a bullet train to Beijing South Railway Station from Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station. Take subway line 4 to Xuanwumen, and change to subway line 2 to Jishuitan Station, Exit B2. Walk to Deshengmen Station. After that, take bus no.877 to the Badaling Great Wall directly. Notably, Bus no. 877 is only available before 12:30.