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Renovation work on Jiankou Great Wall starts

Date: 2020.04.21 Author: Celia Tang

According to the Cultural and Tourism Bureau of Huairou District, the government has started the repair work of the eastern part of the Jiankou Great Wall on April 17. The repair work is expected to be completed by the end of this year.


The length of the renovation on the eastern part is about 1,094 meters, including eight towers. In the recent years, the renovation work had repaired 2,232 meters of the Jiankou Great Wall, including 11 towers. Recently, the local government has planned to comprehensively protect and develop the Great Wall, including the heritage protection and ecological conservation projects.  The construction details will be further analyzed and judged, and the original appearance of the Great Wall will be preserved.


The Jiankou Great Wall section locates in the northern Huairou District, which is one of the most dangerous parts of the Great Wall and is always called as the "Wild Great Wall." With a total length of 7,952 meters, the Jiankou Great Wall was built during the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644).  was once neglected and became damaged over time.