China Great Wall Pictures
The well-preserved sections of the Great Wall in Beijing are China's most famous tourist sites. These sections are mainly the remains from the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), an era of tremendous construction. The mainly sections include Badaling, Simatai, Jinshanling, Mutianyu, Gubeikou, Huanghuacheng and Jiankou (Arrow Nock).
Stretching out through Liaoning Province, the wall continues its way west to Hebei Province where it is well preserved. This part of the wall includes many famous spots, such as Shanhaiguan Pass, Laolongtou(the Old Dragon's Head) and Jiaoshan.
Gansu Province was once a natural defense which prevented the constant invasion of the northern tribes. Fortification constructions began in the region from the Warring States Period (476 BC - 221 BC) and were continued through the Qin, Han and Ming dynasties. The following are galleries showing Great Wall in major cities in Gansu:
The walls in Shaanxi are mainly distributed in Yulin, Yan'an and Weinan Cities. The total length measures more than 1,056 miles (1,699 kilometers). Most of the walls were built in Wei, Qin, Sui, and Ming Dynasties. They are composed of city walls, terraces, barracks, beacon towers and watch posts.
The Shanxi sections measure more than 2,175 miles, distributed in nine cities and over forty counties in Shanxi Province.
The Great Wall is a monument to the history of the Chinese people, a symbol of their labor and wisdom, one of the great miracles of the world, and an eternal treasure of mankind.
- Last modified on Jan. 02, 2017 -
Questions & Answers on China Great Wall Pictures
Asked by samha
from MALDIVES | Jan. 03, 2015 02:54Reply
i am a maldivian and want to know the accomodation price in beiging and places
Answered by Sally
from LEBANON | Jan. 05, 2015 20:19
Samha, it depends on your requirements. If you plan to stay at a five-star hotel, the accommodation fee will be expensive. An economical room costs around CNY200 per night. If you come to Beijing for the first time, you should visit Forbidden City, Great Wall, Summer Palace and Hutongs. If you are interested in local snacks, you may go to visit Qianmen Street. You can find some famous restaurants in the lane of Xianyukou (鲜鱼口) Lane.
Asked by Marlyn
from USA | Feb. 17, 2014 18:42Reply
One day tour to Great Wall, May 11,2014
How far great wall from beijing International Airport? If take a taxi how much the fare? one day is enough time to see around.
Answered by Rita
from SINGAPORE | Feb. 21, 2014 21:43
There are two famous and popular wall sections in Beijing: Badaling section is around 78km from PEK and Mutianyu section is around 65km away.
By taxi from the airport, it shall cost around CNY200 to Mutianyu and CNY250 or a little more to Badaling. And one day is enough to see any of them!
Asked by khel23
from PHILIPPINES | Jul. 28, 2013 06:10Reply
if you visit the Great Wall, is there any fees that you need to pay in order for you to visit it?
can i take pictures and what are prohibited there?
Answered by Tashan
from ISRAEL | Jul. 29, 2013 22:45
Hi, you need to pay for the entrance ticket fee. If you plan to take the cable car for up and down, you also need to pay for that!
You can surely take pictures on the wall and there seems no prohibition for taking pictures.
Asked by barry
from TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO | May. 07, 2013 15:01Reply
what is the entire length of the great wall?
Answered by Kelly
from AUSTRALIA | May. 07, 2013 22:09
It is 8,851.8 kilometers (5,500 miles).
Answered by forrest fowler
from CALIFORNIA | Mar. 14, 2014 11:59
yes it is 5500 miles long
Asked by Ms.SALAH
| Feb. 13, 2013 04:42Reply
i will visit shanghai at the end of February and i want to visit the great wall.pls.
advise how to get there and how much will be the cost.
Answered by Nick
| Feb. 13, 2013 19:06
The most well-known sections of the Great Wall are at Beijing. Well, Badaling and Mutianyu sections are both worth visiting.
At the first place, you need to travel from Shanghai to Beijing. Bullet trains between will take you to Beijing South Railway Station, where you can transfer to subway line 4 and you need to get off at Xizhimen. Then a taxi can take you to Deshengmen directly. If you wanna visit Badaling section, at Deshengmen, you can take bus no. 919, 880 or 877 to reach directly.
If you wanna visit Mutianyu section, upon arrival at Beijing South Railway Station, you need to take subway line 4 to Xuanwumen Station, where you can transfer to subway line 2 to Dongzhimen. At Dongzhimen, Tourism Bus No. 867 can take you to Mutianyu directly.
As for the fare, the subway fare for each transfer is CNY2. Bus no.919, 880 or 877 costs CNY12 per person and CNY4.8 per person if you have Transportation Smart Card. Bus no. 867 costs CNY13. As for the train ticket between Shanghai and Beijing, you can search at the website below as well as the train schedule: