The Great Wall Of China
Tour Day Four: Tuesday, April 24, 2001
We Enter The Gate Of The Ju Yong Guan Pass Access Area.
This access area was so newly opened that Renee Ho, our Pacific Delight American guide, who had been to the Great Wall the previous month, had not seen this area.
We Proceed Toward The Stairway That Will Take Us Into The Complex.
We didn't think about it until much, much later what we were actually in at this point. It became obvious after we had visited the Xi'an City Wall that this entry to the Great Wall was patterned after the "fish bowl" traps that were built into the gate areas.
See page 5 in this section for more on this topic.
And There It Is!
The Entry Gate From Above
Care to guess how we got up here? You got it — we climbed some more stairs.
Here are some of the support buildings for the tourist area.
The stairway at left center gives access to the wall.
Restroom facilities are in the building behind the little blue booth on the right.
This is mentioned only to illustrate that it isn't easy to get there from anywhere.
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