Walking the Walk ~ Great Wall of China at Huangyaguan by Lucinda Walter
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Beginning our journey of walking the Great Wall of China at Huangyaguan, we entered through this gate, and the Fortress of Taipingzhai. Later we discovered this was the easy part of the walk on the Wall. To the very right of the photo, in the fog, you can see part of the Great Wall.

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Located in the mountainous area of Tianjin’s northern Ji County, the Huangyaguan Pass was first built during the Northern Qi Dynasty (550 – 557) and repaired in large scale with bricks during the Ming Dynasty (1368 – 1644). When appointed as the chief commanding officer in the Ji Garrison (one of the eleven garrisons of the Ming Dynasty), Qi Jiguang added watch towers and other defensive works.

The pass comes out first in the ten most-visited sites in Tianjin. It is considered to be a miniature of the Great Wall of China. The entire section is built on an abrupt mountain ridge. Being endowed with both natural beauty and cultural interest, it has become famous as a natural beauty spot and a summer resort. The major scenic area is composed of the pass itself and Taiping Mountain Stronghold.

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  • Aase
    Aaseover 2 years ago

    Wonderful capture and presentation Lucinda. I think it is a beautiful walk:-)

  • Thank you very much, Aase.

    – Lucinda Walter

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  • Pop’s thanks much for the feature. I’m honored!

    – Lucinda Walter

  • © Hany G. Jadaa © Prince John Photography
    © Hany G. Jada...over 2 years ago

    If this section of the wall is anything like I have experienced on other sections, I can imagine this would be the easiest part. I am dying to know if it is any diferent from other sections; would love to see more pictures of the actual wall if you have any (I am hoping you do). This is another great capture of the entrance gate. Love it.

  • Hi Hany, This turned out to be a very strenuous climb/hike. Most of the this area was rebuilt 600 years ago but now shows much wear. Steps were very steep in some areas almost 18" in height & some where about 6". When you didn’t have steps you had inclines & those were steep also. Farther up the mountain the steps were not repaired & very hard to walk on. I do have photos of the actual wall & will upload those at some point in time. Thanks for your wonderful comments.

    – Lucinda Walter

  • © Hany G. Jadaa © Prince John Photography
    © Hany G. Jada...about 2 years ago

    Hi Lucinda; I have been wandering through your portfolio; you have the most interesting and awesome images from all over; have been wondering if you are going to post more images from your China trip; not too many RB friends have been to China and would love to compare notes with you and see other parts of China thorugh the eyes of others. Hany

  • Thanks Hany for your suggestion about adding more work from China. I took tons of photos while there so I just might add more. Will keep you posted. Lucinda

    – Lucinda Walter

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    paintingsheepalmost 2 years ago

    Wonderful capture!

  • Thanks!

    – Lucinda Walter

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