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Impressions from Juyongguan Pass.
 
 
 
 


The Great Wall above the Juyongguan Pass
(Photography by Karsten Petersen)








The Juyongguan pass is a very important gateway to the northwest of Beijing.
Just about 10 kilometers further up the road is the famous Badaling section of the Great Wall, - which is well known to tourists visiting Beijing.
To the southeast of the pass, is only flat land, which offers no natural possibilities for an efficient defense of the capital.

Therefore, - the important road at the bottom of the pass has been protected by a magnificent, fortified gate system, that can be efficiently defended by relatively few soldiers, - and to avoid that an eventual enemy will  just by-pass the gate -, the mountain sides to the north and to the south of the pass, have been protected with massive walls,- studded with fortifications and  watch towers.

No one will pass Juyongguan unnoticed - - - -
This is the Great Wall at it's best - - -
 
 



The Juyongguan Pass
(Photography by Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 
 


The Great Wall
- a look at the main gate at the Juyongguan Pass -
(Photography by karsten Petersen)
 
 
 
 


The Great Wall
- the wall at the Juyongguan Pass -
(photography by Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 
 


The Great Wall -
The wall above the heavily fortified main gate at the Juyongguan Pass.
(Photography by karsten Petersen)
 
 
 
 
 


The Great Wall
- another view of the main gate fortifications at Juyongguan -
(Photography by Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 
 


The Great Wall
- here a look down the fortifications at the main gate of the Juyongguan Pass .
(Photography by Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 
 


The Great wall
- up the mountain side above the Juyongguan Pass -
(Photography by Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 
 


The Great Wall at Juyongguan
(Photography by Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 
 


The Great Wall at Juyongguan
(Photography by Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 
 


The Great Wall at Juyongguan
(Photography by Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 
 


The Great Wall
- above the Juyongguan Pass -
(Photography by Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 
 
 


The Great Wall
- a view from above -
(Photography by Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 
 


The Great Wall
- view along the Wall high above the Juyongguan Pass -
(Photography by Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 
 
 


The Great Wall
- back at the fortifications at the bottom of the Juyongguan Pass -
(Photography by Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 
 


The Great Wall
- the tower above the main gate of the Juyongguan Pass -
(Photography by Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 

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Updated:   March 18th. 2002
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