A section of Great Wall built in the Ming Dynasty


The Great Wall hovering over the mountain is called the huanghuachneg Great Wall, named after the yellow flowers that are found all over the mountain. This Great Wall was built in 1404, the second year of the Yongle era of the Ming Dynasty. In the fourth year of Yongle (1406), Zhu Di, the founder of Ming Dynasty, issued an edict to build Beijing City to prepare for setting the capital in Beijing. In the fifth year of Yongle (1407), Zhu Di ordered to choose the site of the Ming Thirteen Tombs. This shows that the Huanghuacheng Great Wall was built two years before Beijing city and three years before the Thirteen Tombs.

Three major features of the Great Wall: 1. It is known for being primitive. This section of the Great Wall is antique and natural, maintaining the original appearance of the Ming Dynasty. 2. the structure of the Great Wall is dominated by large stone bars, making it strong and incomparable. It has the reputation of being as solid as a golden fortress; 3. Three sections of the Great Wall are immersed in the water, forming the landscape of the lakeside Great Wall.

In order to strengthen the defense, outer Great Wall and inner Great Wall were built in Huairou during the Ming Dynasty. Huanghuacheng Great Wall belongs to the Inner Great Wall, and is the westernmost section of the Great Wall in Huairou, also the easternmost end of the Juyongguan in Ji County in the Ming Dynasty. Although the Great Wall of Huanghuacheng is not as majestic as Badaling, and not as beautiful as Mutianyu, it retains a primitive and ancient simplicity, giving people a beauty of vicissitudes.