Gubeikou Great Wall, 2014/09/06
Photos from our hike along the Great Wall at Gubeikou during the Mid-Autumn Festival holiday.
During the Mid-Autumn Festival holiday we headed out to the Gubeikou Great Wall for a spot of hiking. The air was clear, and we had lovely views of the Great Wall snaking through the green hills.
The Great Wall brings a lot of history – some ancient, and some more recent. This stretch of wall was the site of a pitched battle between Chinese and Japanese forces in the 1930’s, and you can spot some of the evidence if you keep an eye out – bullet holes can be seen in old bricks, as well as damage to towers caused by shelling.