Xiakou Ancient Town Photos

The well-preserved west gate built by bricks, stones and earth.

Located about 30 kilometers (18.6 miles) southeast of Shandan County, Xiakou Ancient Town was an important passage to the western regions. Since the Han Dynasty, it had become a strategic military base with garrisons as a subsidiary building to the Great Wall. It also functioned to pass message and furnish provisions. Now more than 10 beacon towers, some barracks and training grounds are still in existence. 

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  • The well-preserved west gate built by bricks, stones and earth.
  • Site of Xiakou Ancient Town
  • The West Gate of the Xiakou, the prosperous posthouse along the Silk Road.
  • Ruins of Barbican Entrance of the ancient town
  • Xiakou has lost its prosperity in the ancient times, now only some remains stand in the vast barren field and tell visitors its story
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Asked by Mr.Allan | Nov. 30, 2010 22:12Reply
Can you please tell me if there are places to see the Great Wall of China from other than just at Badaling. More remote places not so busy with tourists.
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Answered by Mr.Leo | Dec. 01, 2010 21:36
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Yes, there are many other setions of the wall with less tourists such as Jinshanling, Simatai and Mutianyu Great Wall. FYI: Great Wall Sections(https://www.travelchinaguide.com/china_great_wall/scene/) .
Asked by Ms.chels . from AUSTRALIA | Aug. 05, 2009 01:42Reply
hi, im doing an assinment on the great wall and i really need to know how long it took, why it was built and when it was complete . if anyone knows that would be really helpful if someone could tell me !
thx
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Answered by Mr.Walle | Aug. 05, 2009 04:59
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The Great Wall was built from the Warring States Period to Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) to defend the attack from the northern nomadic tribes. It took 2,000 years to finish this huge project. See more in this page: https://www.travelchinaguide.com/china_great_wall/facts/
Asked by Mr.John from USA | Feb. 18, 2009 05:34Reply
How many years did it take to complete?
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Answered by Mr.Wayne from CANADA | Feb. 19, 2009 02:38
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The Great Wall of China was built in many dynasties, from 685BC in Warring States to 1644 in Ming Dynasty, so now you know how many years it took to be completed?
Answered by Mr.Josh C from WASHINGTON STATE | Mar. 10, 2009 22:54
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10 to 12 years
Asked by Ms.A | Jan. 08, 2009 04:35Reply
this site really helped with a project of mine
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Answered by Mr.Pinoy from PHILIPPINES& USA | Apr. 22, 2009 18:50
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Mine too. Because i did mine on landmark project of which i made and outline
Answered by Mr.brwn from USA | Oct. 09, 2009 13:38
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I am bieng foreced to write a paragraph on it :(
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