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Huangyaguan section of Great Wall dips into the strategic Huangyaguan Pass, a large fortified garrison from the Ming dynasty has been somewhat modernized into visitor accommodation with the best view in town.
Huangya, means "yellow cliff". The pass takes this name from the yellowish hills and rocks nearby. Originally built in Tianbao 7th of Beiqi (557 A D), the Huangyanguan was repaired for the first time in Ming Dynasty with bricks and for the second time in 1985. In 1986 it was listed as a key relics protection target of Tianjin city.
Now it is also chosen as a patriotic education and national defense education base of Tianjin. Besides, starting form 1999, there is going to be a special tourism activity there-International Field Marathon.With various forms of water towers presented along the walls, and the largest tower of the Great Wall "PhoenixTower" and the most unique "BaguaguanCastle", Huangyaguan Great Wall is like a library of the Great Wall. By now 3025 meters of the Huangyaguan Great Wall, 20 water towers and a water pass have been repaired. This section has several featues:
News updated for Great Wall Protection
Beijing repairs sections of Great Wall
Great Wall Protection Project launched in Inner Mongolia
Great Wall Woos aid to Fend off Destruction
Local Efforts Needed to Protect the Great Wall
Protection of Great Wall not so Great
Great Wall section gets facelift
Tips sought to protect Great Wall
No more rave parties at the Great Wall
Can the Great Wall be seen from the Space
Simatai Section of Great Wall to be repaired
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