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Chinese Knot Great Wall, 2015/09/12

In Brief: Seventeen photos from a hike on the Great Wall up and over the ‘Chinese Knot’.

The ‘Chinese Knot’ (also known as the ‘Beijing Knot’) is a spot on the Jiankou Great Wall where three lines of Great Wall intersect.

Nearby the Knot is the iconic ‘Pine Tree on the Wall’, featured in a whole lot of photo albums from the Jiankou Great Wall.

On this trail we hike over from the Beijing side, following part of our Great Wall Spur trail before making the steep climb up to the Chinese Knot.

See all the photos below!

Flowers beside the trail up to the wall - Chinese Knot Great Wall, 2015/09/12

Flowers beside the trail up to the wall.

Hawthorns and our red ribbons - Chinese Knot Great Wall, 2015/09/12

Hawthorns and our red ribbons.

Taking a photo of wild flowers - Chinese Knot Great Wall, 2015/09/12

Taking a photo of wild flowers.

Here’s where we got on to the wall - Chinese Knot Great Wall, 2015/09/12

Here’s where we got on to the wall.

We took a break in the shade and enjoyed the views - Chinese Knot Great Wall, 2015/09/12

We took a break in the shade and enjoyed the views.

A view back down the valley - Chinese Knot Great Wall, 2015/09/12

A view back down the valley.

The Great Wall in the background leads up to the Chinese Knot - Chinese Knot Great Wall, 2015/09/12

The Great Wall in the background leads up to the Chinese Knot.

We sometimes camp here - Chinese Knot Great Wall, 2015/09/12

We sometimes camp here.

We made a detour around this broken section - Chinese Knot Great Wall, 2015/09/12

We made a detour around this broken section.

The Great Wall goes all the way up to the peak - Chinese Knot Great Wall, 2015/09/12

The Great Wall goes all the way up to the peak.

A steep section on the way up - Chinese Knot Great Wall, 2015/09/12

A steep section on the way up.

Getting closer to the peak - Chinese Knot Great Wall, 2015/09/12

Getting closer to the peak.

Up at the top! - Chinese Knot Great Wall, 2015/09/12

Up at the top!

Starting to hike down to the finish - Chinese Knot Great Wall, 2015/09/12

Starting to hike down to the finish.

Views of the Jiankou ‘Big West’ Great Wall - Chinese Knot Great Wall, 2015/09/12

Views of the Jiankou ‘Big West’ Great Wall.

The pine tree isn’t looking too healthy - Chinese Knot Great Wall, 2015/09/12

The pine tree isn’t looking too healthy.

Picnic time after the hike - Chinese Knot Great Wall, 2015/09/12

Picnic time after the hike.

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