Section of the Great Wall at Jinshanling with Dàjīnshānlóu (大金山楼, Greater Gold Mountain Tower) in the foreground, the crumbling Yáogǒulóu (窑苟楼, Gou Kiln Tower) in the middle ground, and Hòuchuānkǒu (后川口, Beyond the River Pass) in the background.
The Great Wall of China at Jīnshānlǐng (金山岭, Gold Mountain Ridge) lies 125 kilometres northeast of Beijing in Luanping County, Hebei Province. This section of the wall is 10.5 kilometres long, encompassing five passes, 67 watch towers, and two beacon towers. It was built in 1570, during the Ming Dynasty, and was restored from 1985-1987. Unlike earlier constructions made from pounded earth and stone, this wall is constructed of bricks built around a stone core.
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