Juyongguan Great wall,Beijing 8/2013

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Juyongguan From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

( ECoordinates: 40.2882°N 116.0686°E).

Juyongguan or Juyong Pass 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.

Geography:

Juyongguan (pass) is in the 18-kilometer (11 mi)-long Guangou Valley. The pass is one of the three greatest mountain passes of the Great Wall of China. The other two are Jiayuguan and Shanhaiguan (passes). Juyongguan Pass has two 'sub-passes,' one at the valley's south and the other at the north. The southern one is called "Nan (pass)" and the northern is called "Badaling". History

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.

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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JC EBY © NO VIEWS! on September 29, 2013

Beautiful photo.....Like

Best greetings, Jean-Claude

F. Zaman on September 29, 2013

Jean-Claude,thank you

F. Zaman on October 7, 2013

Juyongguan From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

( ECoordinates: 40.2882°N 116.0686°E).

Juyongguan or Juyong Pass 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.

Geography:

Juyongguan (pass) is in the 18-kilometer (11 mi)-long Guangou Valley. The pass is one of the three greatest mountain passes of the Great Wall of China. The other two are Jiayuguan and Shanhaiguan (passes). Juyongguan Pass has two 'sub-passes,' one at the valley's south and the other at the north. The southern one is called "Nan (pass)" and the northern is called "Badaling". History

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.

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.

Chinappi on October 24, 2013

I LIKE it.

See you soon… Best regards from Grasse, in France.

Bernard.

F. Zaman on October 27, 2013

Chinappi,thank you

Zdzisław Barut on October 29, 2013

Very interesting picture. Like. Greetings, Zdzisław

F. Zaman on October 30, 2013

Zdzisław Barut, thanks

Richard Ryer on October 31, 2013

Greetings F.Zaman, What a wonderful photo. It looks like a travel poster from the Seven Wonders of the World. Beautiful colors and details. Thanks for sharing. Cheers, Rich

F. Zaman on November 2, 2013

Rich,very happy that you liked it,thanks

nunila77 merche on December 31, 2013

F. Zaman LIKE. Saludos cordiales desde Madrid.

FELIZ Y PRÓSPERO AÑO 2014

F. Zaman on January 1, 2014

nunila,thanks, HAPPY NEW YEAR-2014

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on September 28, 2013
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    by F. Zaman
    • Camera: Canon EOS 7D
    • Taken on 2013/08/25 21:56:19
    • Exposure: 0.001s (1/1250)
    • Focal Length: 24.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/4.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO200
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash

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