China Great Wall Map

China Great Wall Map

Map of the Great Wall of Chinap
Badaling Great Wall Map
Mutianyu Great Wall Map

Beijing is a city rich in Great Wall resource. The history of the wall in Beijing can be traced back to Warring States Period (476 BC-221 BC). The Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) is the heyday of the Wall construction. At present, most sections remained in Beijing were built in Ming Dynasty.

Badaling Map

Mutianyu Map

Gansu Great Wall Maps

Map of Great Wall in Gansu
Shandan Great Wall Map

Gansu is rich in Great Wall ruins. According to a survey, the Wall in Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) extended about 1738.3km (1,080 miles) in Gansu, which covers one fifth of the total length of that in China. But except a few repaired sections, many parts are just left suffering the natural erosion and human demolishment. It is urgent to protect and rescue it .

Great Wall Map

Shandan Map

Hebei Great Wall Maps

Map of Great Wall in Northwestern Hebei
Map of Great Wall in Southwestern Hebei


Wall in Hebei Province belongs to different dynasties, and the sections in Ming Dynasty are the most famous. The 2,000km (1,243 miles) walls in Hebei wind through , Chengde, Zhangjiakou, and Baoding in the province. Due to their approach to Beijing, the capital of Ming Dynasty, the walls were strongly built, reflecting the top level of building standard in that period. Among these walls, many sections are world-known scenic sights, such as "Old Dragon Head", "The First Pass under Heaven", Zhangjiakou and Jiaoshan.

Map of Great Wall in
Northwestern Hebei

Map of Great Wall in
Southwestern Hebei

Shanxi Great Wall Maps

Map of Great Wall in Shanxi
Guguan Pass Map

The Great Wall measures over 3,500km (2,475 miles) in Shanxi Province, which are found widely in over 40 counties and in nine cities. In history, the Warring States, Northern Qi, Northern Zhou, Sui, Song, Ming and Qing dynasties all built walls in Shanxi. The sections in Ming Dynasty are the largest in scale. It cost about 154 years to finish the construction. The wall in Shanxi was always serving as the barrier to protect Beijing.

Great Wall Map

Guguan Pass Map

Great Wall History Maps

Map of The Spring And Autumn Period
Map of Great Wall in Qin Dynasty

In Chinese long history, many feudal dynasties have built or repaired the Great Wall in order to consolidate their frontier defense. Millions of ancient Chinese laborers have contributed their wisdom, blood and sweat to make it a wonder in the world. Every constructional detail reflects the defensive ideas and the high achievement of building technology in ancient China. Today, through thousands of years' erosion, most parts of the Wall are beyond recognition. By reading these maps, you will get to know the historical remarks of the Great Wall left by each dynasty and be marvel at the long history and abundant resources of this huge project in China.

Maps of the Wall
of Ducal States

Map of the Wall
in Qin Dynasty

Map of Great Wall in Han Dynasty
Map of Great Wall in Ming Dynasty

Map of the Wall
in Han Dynasty

Map of the Wall
in Ming Dynasty

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