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Photo of the Week – The Great Wall, China

8 Comments 26 November 2010

Great Wall of China - Autumn

Twist and Turn – the Great Wall, China

November is quickly coming to an end – and so the cold winter is beginning.  However I have fond memories of my fall in 2007 spent in China traveling with my father.  We explored this section of the Jinshanling Wall.  It undulates through the steep mountaintops, and it is approximately 8 miles from Jinshaling to Simatai via the Great Wall.  It will take anywhere from 4 to 7 hours to complete it depending on your fitness, and your knees! The two sections of the wall connect and there is a woman at that connection taking tickets to move on to the next section – if you don’t have a ticket, then you can ‘tpass through to Simatai.

We had a beautiful day to hike, and for photography.  View my photography of the Great Wall.

If you’d like to see more travel photography – check out Briefcase to Backpack’s Photo Friday and be sure to check out my post from this week on photography with a wide angle lens.

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8 Comments so far

  1. Poi says:

    We visited the same section of the wall and loved it, I would go back in a heartbeat!

  2. Mark H says:

    The Wall continues on my bucket list. Photos such as these just make me want to visit more and more.

  3. Donna Hull says:

    I wish we had visited this section of the wall instead of the touristy area closer to Beijing. Although I had seen and read about the Great Wall, I still wasn’t prepared for the steepness.

    • admin says:

      Yes – it was steep! And this section of the wall was crumbling too – so it made the hiking challenging. We went pretty slow – but it was worth it!

  4. I was just there in September and unfortunately, the wall is no longer open through to Simatai. I believe I was told that’s because they are making repairs, so hopefully it will eventually reopen.

  5. Michael says:

    Jinshanling Great Wall is the section that i considered it as the most beautiful section. It is in fact connecting with Simatai Great Wall, another section which also famed with its steepness. However, the Simatai Section was closed for maintenance. I will come back again when Simatai is reopened.


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