JuYong Pass ..Great Wall China at JeYongshan

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Juyongguan
Juyongguan or Juyong Pass (simplified Chinese: 居庸关; traditional Chinese: 居庸關; pinyin: Jūyōng Guān) is a mountain pass located in the Changping District of Beijing Municipality, over 50 kilometers (31 mi) from central Beijing. The Great Wall of China passes through, and the Cloud Platform gate was built here in 1342 CE.

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The pass had many different names during former Chinese dynasties. However, the name “Juyongguan” was used by more than three dynasties. It was first used in the Qin Dynasty when Emperor Qinshihuang ordered the building of the Great Wall. Juyongguan pass was connected to the Great Wall in the Southern and Northern Dynasties era.

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The present pass route was built in the Ming Dynasty and received much renovation later. It was a very important strategic place connecting the inner land and the area near the northern border of China. It was also used to defend the ancient city of Beijing.

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In the middle of the Juyongguan (pass) and Guangou Valley, there is the Cloud Platform gate, also known as the “Crossing Street Tower”. It was built in 1342 during the Yuan Dynasty, and made of white marble with a height of 9.5 metres (31 ft). There were originally three white pagodas atop the platform, giving it the name of “Crossing Street Tower”. They were each destroyed in the transitional period between the late Yuan and early Ming Dynasties. In the early Ming Dynasty, a Buddhist Tai’an Temple hall was built on the platform. It was destroyed in 1702 during the Qing Dynasty.

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Tourist Area at the JeYong Pass  with many stalls selling tourist items

Tourist Area at the JeYong Pass with many stalls selling tourist items

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Walking the Wall was not long here...the end was 30 minutes from the start

Walking the Wall was not long here…the end was 30 minutes from the start

Pagoda at the Main section of JeYong Pass

Pagoda at the Main section of JeYong Pass

Gateway below at JeYong Pass

Gateway below at JeYong Pass

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Below was a Lake and Reservoir at JeYong

Below was a Lake and Reservoir at JeYong

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One thought on “JuYong Pass ..Great Wall China at JeYongshan

  1. Andy says:

    Well done ! You are so brave and adventurous! These are great pictures of the Great Wall! Which reminds me… I should go through my India pictures and post some. Having read this I thought it was rather informative. I appreciate you finding the time and energy to put this article together.

    I once again find myself personally spending a significant amount of time both reading and leaving comments. But so what, it was still worth it! In return, I also found a great blog of Great Wall travel tips, I’d love to share it here with you and for future travelers. http://www.wildgreatwall.com/which-part-of-the-great-wall-is-the-best-to-visit/

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