Jinshanling is a portion of the Great Wall located about 80 miles (130 kilometers) northeast of downtown Beijing.
I took a cable car to Small Jinshan Tower and walked from there to the East Five-Window Tower.
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!!
The Small Jinshan Tower measures 13 yards (12 meters) long, 12 yards (11 meters) wide, and 26 feet (8 meters) high.
There are a total of 67 watchtowers, 3 beacon towers, and 5 passes.
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 is 6.5 miles (10.5 kilometers) in length with an altitude of 2,297 feet (700 meters) above sea level.
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!
China has a very interesting culture and history. Just like anywhere in the world – there’s some things you absolutely love and some things you could really do without. So here’s what you can expect when heading to China!
Ancient cities are all throughout China! There are so many incredible buildings and monuments, many dating all the way back to 600AD, like the Tianning Tower. Today, it is still standing and functioning, and has been for over 1400 years. Just imagine if those walls could talk!
My next extended trip will be to China. My trip will span 10 days and my time will be spent mostly between Beijing and Shanghai. I think the #1 attraction to China for most people is the Great Wall, but here are plenty of other reasons to go!
I’m pretty certain I will eventually return to China for a second time. With so many incredible places to visit and things to see, there’s no possible way I’ll see everything I want to this time.
I’m sure 5 or 10 good reasons is sufficient, but I thought I’d really over do it and find 25 very convincing reasons to visit China. Let me know which ones really stick out to you!
When visiting another country, like UAE, it’s very important to consider the culture, religion, practices and rituals. Even more important is respecting those beliefs, even if they may differ from your own.
After galivanting around the city for a week, I gathered my thoughts on what to expect when visiting Dubai. The good, the bad and everything in between. There is not perfect place, every has it’s pros and it’s cons.
Oahu, Hawaii is one of my favorite destinations, so it was definitely hard to come up with some reasons to hate it. But I keep thinking of more and more loves, I’m sure I could add 10 more! Without further ado, here’s my 5 Love/Hates I discovered while visiting Oahu.
Love – Easy Navigation
Since the island of Oahu isn’t much larger than a big city, it’s easy to get to your island destinations. To drive the perimeter of the island only takes about 2.5 hours, so everything is considerably close!