Pictures of Beacon Towers of Great Wall, the Signal System

Relay of Beacon Fires

As the important military defenses, the Beacon Tower, the oldest but effective telegram of China, is a high tower used for lighting fire to pass message in ancient China. It was built to prevent the invasion of the enemies. When the enemies came, smoke and fire on the beacon towers would be lit at daytime and at night respectively one after another to pass the enemy's situation or movement and to get the aid from the military administrations. Related Intro: Beacon Towers of Great Wall
  • Relay of Beacon Fires
  • The beacon tower of the Jinshanling Great Wall, Beijing
  • The inner scene of the Mutianyu Great Wall in Beijing
  • The Badaling Great Wall beacon tower, Beijing
  • The beacon tower of the Mutianyu Great Wall, Beijing
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Asked by Mr.Ted | Nov. 26, 2010 01:23Reply
why isn't the wall repaired?
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Answered by Ms.BL2022 from CHINA | Nov. 26, 2010 02:44
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Some sections of the wall have been repaired such as Badaling, Juyongguan and Mutianyu, and Simatai is being repaired right now. Others remain wild as it is because it is difficult to be repaired in dangerous mountains and many people would like to see the original states of the wall.
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