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A walk along the Chinese Wall, August 2005.

Original section of the Chinese wall, North of Beijing.

A view at the original part of Chinese Wall. The walls and watch towers partially collapsed over the last few hundred years.

The tourist sites of the walls are all restored but this is done such that it is really newly built.

We were dropped of several km to the East and already walked for a few hours. The pick-up was in the next valley on the right side of the picture where there is a also a lake.

The walking was not easy. Often, it was a scramble on loose rocks. In some parts you had to go through dense brush. Watch towers were a real hindrance with the floor partially collapsed and often had to step of the wall and walk around them.

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