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Great Wall at Mutianyu, Beijing, China

Great Wall at Mutianyu, Beijing, China

The Mutianyu Great Wall was first built by the Northern Qi Dynasty in (550–577) over 1,400 years ago.

It was rebuilt and strengthened under the supervision of famous General Xu Da during the Ming Dynasty on the foundation of the Northern Qi wall around 700 years ago. Mutianyu Pass was fortified in 1404 (the 2nd year of Emperor Yongle's reign) with a rare triangular formation of three interlinked watchtowers.

A 2½-kilometer section was fully restored in 1986. Today’s wall is a replica of the fortifications of 1568 in the Ming Dynasty.