19 Photos that Prove the Great Wall is Magical

I stayed at Beijing Downtown Backpackers Hostel, which offered day trips to the Great Wall.

Jinshanling is a portion of the Great Wall located about 80 miles (130 kilometers) northeast of downtown Beijing.

Jinshanling Great Wall of China

Jinshanling Cableway

Jinshanling Great Wall of China

Riding a cablecar

I took a cable car to Small Jinshan Tower and walked from there to the East Five-Window Tower.

Jinshanling Great Wall of China

Front view

Jinshanling Great Wall of China

Exiting the cablecar

The Jinshanling portion of the wall was constructed under the direction of general Xu Da in 1368 during the Ming Dynasty. That’s 649 years ago!!

Jinshanling Great Wall of China

The Small Jinshan Tower measures 13 yards (12 meters) long, 12 yards (11 meters) wide, and 26 feet (8 meters) high.

Jinshanling Great Wall of China

Small Jinshan Tower

Jinshanling Great Wall of China

Jinshanling Mountains

Jinshanling Great Wall of China

Small Jinshan Tower

Jinshanling Great Wall of China

Jinshanling Mountains

There are a total of 67 watchtowers, 3 beacon towers, and 5 passes.

Jinshanling Great Wall of China

Big Jinshan Tower

Jinshanling Great Wall of China

Jinshanling Great Wall of China

Big Jinshan Tower

The Big Jinshan Tower is 13 yards (12 meters) long, 9 yards (8 meters) wide, and 36 feet (11 meters) high. The base of the tower is paved with seven tiers of stone slabs.

Jinshanling Great Wall of China

Jinshanling Mountains

Jinshanling Great Wall of China

Jinshanling Great Wall of China

Kylin Screen Wall

Jinshanling is 6.5 miles (10.5 kilometers) in length with an altitude of 2,297 feet (700 meters) above sea level.

Jinshanling Great Wall of China

Hiking

Jinshanling Great Wall of China

Jinshanling Mountains

Jinshanling Great Wall of China

Going to China soon? Have any questions? Give me a shout! Or if you have some cool pictures from your hike – send me a link, I would love to check them out!

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