Mutianyu Great Wall of China

Great Wall of China, Mutianyu Section

Great Wall of China, Mutianyu Section by Francisco Diez. Sourced via Flickr under Creative Commons Attribution License.

The wall was first constructed at Mutianyu in the 6th century during the Northern Qi dynasty. Later in 1404 during the Ming Dynasty, a new wall was build on top of the foundations of the old. The area was further extended in 1569 with the construction of a pass through the wall. The Mutianyu Great Wall is especially well constructed compared to other sections of wall. It was built of granite and stands 7 to 8 metres high and 4 to 5 metres wide. This section of wall remains in good condition today. The Mutianyu Great Wall is connected to other great wall tourist sites, Jiankou Great Wall, 10km to the west and Lianhuachi Great Wall to the east.

Map showing location of Mutianyu Great Wall of China

Above: Location of Mutianyu Great Wall of China in Beijing, Beijing, China