JianKou Great Wall
The JianKou Great Wall is regarded by some people
as the most picturesque section of the Great Wall and is a good
example of the 'Wild Great Wall'. The main section of the JianKou
Great Wall is built along a mountain ridge with steep cliffs on
each side. Therefore, climbing the wall here needs a certain level
of fitness and great care. It is located in the mountain ridge of
Xizhazi Village, Huairou County in Beijing.
The Jiankou Great Wall was an important section of the wall in the
Ming Dynasty (1368 - 1644). Owing to the need for renovation, the
wall is regarded as one of the most dangerous sections of the Ming
wall. It connects to the Mutianyu Great Wall in the east and joins
the Huanghuacheng Great Wall in the west. From east to north, the
wall zigzags 9.3 miles from 'The Ox Horn Edge Wall' to 'The Nine-Eye
Tower' via 'The Beijing Knot'. Compared with the Mutianyu Great
Wall, the mountain is higher and steeper, while compared with the
Simatai Great Wall, it is more winding and varied. It was built
from local material - dolomite. The large pieces of white rock make
the wall striking to the eye at a distance.
There are many famous sections of the Jiankou
Great Wall, such as 'The Nine-Eye Tower', an important command post
during the ancient wars. It has three layers, and there are nine
holes which look like nine eyes on each side. 'The Beijing Knot'
is the meeting point for three walls coming from different directions.
'The Sky Stair', is a precipitous stair whose angle of elevation
is 70 to 80 degrees. It leads to 'The Eagle Flies Facing Upward',
a watch tower built on the lofty peaks. It is so dangerous that
even eagles have to fly facing upward to reach the top. 'Zhengbei
Tower' is the right place to appreciate the beauty of sunrise and
Some sections of the wall are seriously damaged,
so you must watch your step. It is better to go in a group. The
local dish of rainbow trout is very famous. Pheasant dish is also
a good choice. Near the wall, the 'Zhao's Hostel' is a nice place
to spend the night.
Cloud Taoist Temple
Center "Water Cube"
Stadium "Bird's Nest"