An extended look at the Guangwu Great Wall

Source: Agencies-Globaltimes.cn Published: 2017/2/23 15:14:59

Highlights: Construction on what remains of the Guangwu Great Wall began in the year 1605 in the Wanli period of the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), Shanxi Evening News reported. Sections of the wall still stand today, which can be found near new Guangwu village in North China’s Shanxi Province. Photos: Courtesy of Zhang Xiangdong/Wallstime

  • Statues of the Emperor Wu (middle) of Han Dynasty(206BC–AD25), General Wei Qing (right) and General Huo Qubing stand in a newly renovated square close to Old Guangwu City. Photo: Courtesy of Zhang Xiangdong/Wallstime

  • The Guangwu Great Wall winds effortlessly over the hilly landscape. Photo: Courtesy of Zhang Xiangdong/Wallstime

  • A bird's-eye view of Old Guangwu City. Photo: Courtesy of Zhang Xiangdong/Wallstime

  • The West Gate of Old Guangwu City still stands strong. Photo: Courtesy of Zhang Xiangdong/Wallstime

  • A lone guard tower sits among the ruins of the Guangwu Great Wall. Photo: Courtesy of Zhang Xiangdong/Wallstime

  • This landmark of the Guangwu Great Wall known as Moon Gate collapsed in October 2016. Photo: Courtesy of Zhang Xiangdong/Wallstime

  • The interior arches of this guard tower on the Guangwu Great Wall still stand true. Photo: Courtesy of Zhang Xiangdong/Wallstime

  • A guard tower on the Guangwu Great Wall sits atop a hill as a shepherd tends to his flock below. Photo: Courtesy of Zhang Xiangdong/Wallstime

  • Ancient bricks still stand in place along the city wall in New Guangwu City. Photo: Courtesy of Zhang Xiangdong/Wallstime

  • A signal tower on the Guangwu Great Wall looks out over the rolling hills below. Photo: Courtesy of Zhang Xiangdong/Wallstime

  • An aerial view of the Guangwu Great Wall reveals the hills blanketed in snow. Photo: Courtesy of Zhang Xiangdong/Wallstime

  • A bird's-eye view of the Guangwu Great Wall reveals the hills covered in snow. Photo: Courtesy of Zhang Xiangdong/Wallstime

  • The Guangwu Great Wall winds off over the horizon. Photo: Courtesy of Zhang Xiangdong/Wallstime

  • The Guangwu Great Wall stretches out over the horizon. Photo: Courtesy of Zhang Xiangdong/Wallstime

  • The Guangwu Great Wall stands against the backdrop of a brilliant blue sky. Photo: Courtesy of Zhang Xiangdong/Wallstime

  • This landmark of the Guangwu Great Wall known as Moon Gate collapsed in October 2016. Photo: Courtesy of Zhang Xiangdong/Wallstime

  • A guard tower on the Guangwu Great Wall overlooks the plains below. Photo: Courtesy of Zhang Xiangdong/Wallstime

  • A section of the Guangwu Great Wall stands in fading light. Photo: Courtesy of Zhang Xiangdong/Wallstime

  • A guard tower on the Guangwu Great Wall juts out from the horizon. Photo: Courtesy of Zhang Xiangdong/Wallstime

  • The Guangwu Great Wall stands in ever-fading light. Photo: Courtesy of Zhang Xiangdong/Wallstime






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