Hushan Great Wall

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Coordinates: 40°13′18″N 124°30′55″E / 40.22167°N 124.51528°E / 40.22167; 124.51528

Gate on the Hushan Great Wall

Hushan Great Wall (Chinese: 虎山长城; pinyin: Hǔshān chángchéng) is the most easterly known part of the Great Wall of China. About 600 metres of remains were excavated here in 1989. In 1992, a section of wall was renovated and is open to the public, forming a popular tourist attraction. The wall runs for about 1,200 metres[1] over Hushan (Tiger Mountain).

The wall starts 15 km northeast of Dandong city, directly beside the China–North Korea border. It then climbs steeply up to a height of 146.3 metres before descending on the other side of Hushan and finishing at a car park. Historically, Dandong was a settlement established to protect the Chinese heartland from attacks from Koreans during the late Ming and early Qing dynasties.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Attractions: Hushan Great Wall in Dandong City, Liaoning Province". Global Times. November 19, 2009. Retrieved January 23, 2011. 
  2. ^ Chang, Derrick (October 27, 2010). "Want to see North Korea? Head to Dandong, China". CNN. Retrieved December 2, 2012.