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Gubeikou Great Wall, 2017/7/23

In Brief: See a set of ten photos from a walk on the Great Wall at Gubeikou on a day that went from rainy to clear.

Gubeikou Great Wall, 2017/7/23

The Great Wall at Gubeikou.

It was raining the whole time during our drive to the wall, and we were a bit worried about the hike.

In the end, no need to worry – the rain stopped just after we arrived, and we enjoyed a walk on the Great Wall.

After the rain the temperatures stayed cool, and the views of the wall were enhanced by all the low clouds.

The streets of Gubeikou Village were still wet – the rain had been rather heavy - Gubeikou Great Wall, 2017/7/23

The streets of Gubeikou Village were still wet – the rain had been rather heavy.

We stopped to take a look at the lilies in the canal - Gubeikou Great Wall, 2017/7/23

We stopped to take a look at the lilies in the canal.

We hiked up to the big North Gate, where we’d get on to the wall - Gubeikou Great Wall, 2017/7/23

We hiked up to the big North Gate, where we’d get on to the wall.

The North Gate - Gubeikou Great Wall, 2017/7/23

The North Gate.

Hiking up to the wall along the park trail - Gubeikou Great Wall, 2017/7/23

Hiking up to the wall along the park trail.

Towers on a ridge - Gubeikou Great Wall, 2017/7/23

Towers on a ridge.

Looking across the village - Gubeikou Great Wall, 2017/7/23

Looking across the village.

About an hour into the hike we were able to look back along the trail, with views of more Great Wall on the other side of the river - Gubeikou Great Wall, 2017/7/23

About an hour into the hike we were able to look back along the trail, with views of more Great Wall on the other side of the river.

On top of a tower - Gubeikou Great Wall, 2017/7/23

On top of a tower.

The towers on the middle section of the Gubeikou Great Wall - Gubeikou Great Wall, 2017/7/23

The towers on the middle section of the Gubeikou Great Wall.

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