Renovation center planned for Jiankou Great Wall, Beijing
CGTN

A new research and conservation project is to be launched to renovate the Jiankou Great Wall in the Huairou District of Beijing. The city plans to set up the nation's first institution that integrates the research, renovation, protection and opening of the Great Wall.

The institution consists of archaeologists, designers and artisans who are going to examine the Jiankou Great Wall and take charge of its restoration project. It aims to preserve the historical information of the cultural relic to the greatest extent.

The Jiankou Great Wall in Beijing's Huairou District. /VCG Photo

The Jiankou Great Wall in Beijing's Huairou District. /VCG Photo

With a total length of 7,952 meters, Jiankou, which means “arrow nock,” gained its name due to its particular shape. Since the renovation plan launched in 2016, the steep stairs named "Sky Stairs," and the watchtower also known as "The Eagle Flies Facing Upward" have been restored so far. 

This February the National Cultural Heritage Administration approved the renovation plan for the eastern and southern sections of the Jiankou Great Wall.

The Jiankou Great Wall stretches 7,952 meters. /VCG Photo

The Jiankou Great Wall stretches 7,952 meters. /VCG Photo

The renovation center will also offer a long-term examination of the Great Wall along with preventive protection. The whole restoration process will be recorded for future reference.

The model of the research and conservation project was once implemented in the Yangxindian, or the Hall of Mental Cultivation, in the Forbidden City. 

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(Cover: The Jiankou Great Wall in Huairou District, Beijing. /VCG Photo)