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>> 1-day hiking (15 routes)
            
0A: Mutianyu
            
0B: Jinshanling self-guided
            
1AA: Gubeikou-Jinshanling
            1AB: Simatai West to Jinshanling
            
1B: Jiankou-Mutianyu
            
1S1: Jiankou-Mutianyu Sunset
            
1S2: Gubeikou-Jinshanling Sunset
             1S3: Imperial Great Wall Sunset
             1C: East Qing Tomb-Huanyaguan
            
1D: Lakeside Great Wall Hike

             1D1: Lakeside Wall Hike & Bike
            
1D2: Lakeside Great Wall Hike

                  Repair the Great Wall

             1E: Lianhuachi-Mutianyu
             1X: Gubeikou-Jinshanling-
                 West Simatai 16KM

             
A3: Mutianyu Tour

             A2: Mutianyu and Underground

                 Palace

 

Jiumenkou section of the Great Wall

- Hike the Great Wall at Jiumenkou

 

About nine miles from Shanhaiguan Pass, in Suizhong County, Liaoning province the grand wall spans the about 100-meter (0.06-mile) wide Jiujiang River. It is the Jiumenkou Great Wall.

This section of Great Wall was first built in Northern Qi Dynasty (479 - 502) and was an important military pass over a long period of time. It was rebuilt to a larger scale in the Ming Dynasty (1368 - 1644). The southern end of the wall starts from lofty mountains, connecting to the section of the wall running from Shanhaiguan Pass. It climbs along the mountain ridge till finally arriving at the banks of Jiujiang River. The wide river doesn't stop the wall's resolute pace forward. A huge wall bridge stretches over the river, forcing its way to the north.

 

The most significant part of Jiumenkou Great Wall is the section above the river. Seven hundred thousand hectares of rectangular stone slabs are embedded on the bed of the Jiujiang River, and the stones are held down by iron chain, which creates a historically famous sight of white stones. Nine arches standing above the stones serves as sluiceways, hence, the wall is called 'Jiumenkou', 'Nine Gateways' in English. The wall bridge is constructed over the arches connecting the two banks of the Jiujiang River. Two walled cities, both used as fortresses, are erected at both ends of the wall.

There are 12 watch towers, two sentry posts, two beacon towers, and ditches in the 1.2 miles of the Jiujiang Great Wall - a really complete military defense work.

 

Tips: The best time to visit Jiumenkou Great Wall is from May to Oct. It is extremely cold in the rest of the year. You can purchase special local products near the Great Wall. There are many delicious foods, such as at Old Lady Liu's Restaurant, The Wang's Restaurant of Simmering Bones in Soy Sauce. The local snacks are also very delicious, especially wheat products.


Let's take a tour to Jiumenkou Great Wall!

2-day hiking from Laolongtou (Old Dragon's Head to Jiumenkou to Huangtuying)
3-day Great Wall hiking program from Laolongtou (Old Dragon's Head to Jiumenkou)

 

 

 

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