Beijing to renovate parts of the Jiankou Great Wall
CGTN

Local authorities of Chinese capital Beijing said a renovation project will be launched to cover parts of the Jiankou Great Wall, located in the city's northern Huairou District.

The renovation plan was recently approved by the National Cultural Heritage Administration. A total length of 2,772 meters of the Great Wall, with 17 towers, will be involved in the project, according to the local government.

The renovation on the eastern part of the Jiankou Great Wall will start in August and is expected to be completed by August 2020. From 2020 to 2021, the southern part of the wall will be renovated.

A section of the Jiankou Great Wall located in Huairou District of Beijing. /VCG Photo

A section of the Jiankou Great Wall located in Huairou District of Beijing. /VCG Photo

With a total length of 7,952 meters, the Jiankou Great Wall was built during the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). Located on steep mountains, the section of the Great Wall was once neglected and became damaged over time. But that part of the Great Wall has been popular among outdoor travelers, in spite of local authorities' repeated warning on such illegal and dangerous move. 

In recent years, Beijing has been focusing on repairing the Jiankou section of the Great Wall. A 1,487-meter-long part of the wall has been renovated. Renovation on an additional part 744 meters long will be finished by the end of this year.

The Jiankou Great Wall stretches a total length of 7,952 meters in a mountainous area in northern Beijing suburb. /VCG Photo 

The Jiankou Great Wall stretches a total length of 7,952 meters in a mountainous area in northern Beijing suburb. /VCG Photo 

The city aims to finish renovating the entire Jiankou Great Wall in the next five years.

According to Beijing's Great Wall survey in 2006, the remaining Great Wall sections in the city are 573 kilometers long.

From 2007 to 2016, Beijing invested 374 million yuan (55.9 million U.S. dollars) in Great Wall protection and renovation, according to the Beijing's Municipal Cultural Heritage Bureau.

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(Cover: Sea of clouds over the Jiankou Great Wall in the northern Huairou District of Beijing, China. /VCG Photo)

Source(s): Xinhua News Agency