Day 105

The Great Wall of China.


Jane and I in a chairlift on our way up to the Great Wall.


View from the chairlift and just about to pass over a section of the toboggan run that transverses the hillside.


Passing over the tree tops on the hillside in the chairlift as I head to the Great Wall.


View from the chairlift looking across the surrounding landscape.


The undulating Great Wall.


The Great Wall proving that not all walls are straight and built on an even surface.


This photo gives an indication of the height that the wall ascends in places.


Selfie time !


Visitors on the Great Wall.


The total length of the Great Wall of China built in different dynasties is 13,171 miles, although some sections of the wall have since disappeared.


Will on the Great Wall. Is Will supporting the wall or the wall supporting Will ?


Jane and Will on the Great Wall.


The distance between the Beacon Towers on the Great Wall is approximately 160 metres.


Decorative roof ridge.


Visitors climbing the steps on the Great Wall.


The shape and size of the steps when walking make the angle of climb deceptive.


The steps on the wall are in remarkably good condition for the amount of visitors that have used them over the years.


The Great Wall disappearing into the distance.


View through the trees of the wooded landscape.


This photos gives you an idea of the fluctuation in height of the terrain that the Great Wall transverses.


Will and Jane looking fresh after their climb up the steps.


Trees, hills and mountains.


Some more steps. Just a few this time.


The Great Wall zigzagging across the ridge of the hills into the distance.


The Great Wall winding it’s way across the landscape into the distance seen through a window.



Will and I on the wall.


The Great Wall surrounded on both side by forestry.


A pine tree on the left.


Through the trees, a Beacon Tower on a section of the Great Wall.


A Beacon Tower, also called referred to as a watch tower or guard tower on the Great Wall. 


Engraved inscription on stone plaque on the Great Wall.


A cannon barrel set in concrete. This is not how the cannon barrel would have been mounted, but to give visitors an idea of cannon placement on the wall.


The quickest way down from the wall, a 1500 metre long toboggan run.


The rocky ridges of a hill in the distance. Can you see a head ? Forehead, nose or mouth perhaps ?


In an archway with the Great Wall to my left.


Look who I found at The Great Wall, a replica General from the Terracotta Warriors. Photos of my visit to see the Terracotta Warriors can be found by clicking >here<.


Best of mates, me and General.


Jane, Will and I.




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