Juyongguan Great Wall
ROYAL CULTURE TOUR OF JUYONGGUAN GREAT WALL, CHANGPING
Located in Changping District, Beijing, Juyongguan is of great military importance since ancient times due to its strategically important terrain. The two strategic passes in the south and north are respectively named “South Pass” and “Juyongguan”. Magnificent mountains embrace Juyongguan; an 18km long valley, commonly known as “Guangou”, spans the middle. In Juyongguan, clear streams belt, green mountains overlap, flowers and trees bloom, and birds sing. Owing to the gorgeous scenery, Juyongguan has been honored as “Juyong Diecui” and one of the “Eight Great Sights of Beijing”.
In the center of stylobate, there arranges the doorway for the passage of people, carriages and horses. Cloud Terrace at Juyongguan is a large-scale fine work of stone carving constructed in Yuan Dynasty. Initially, there were 3 white lamaist pagodas. Unfortunately, they were destroyed at the turning of Yuan and Ming Dynasty. Subsequently, “Tai’an Temple” was constructed on the stylobate. However, in the 41st year of Kangxi Reign in Qing Dynasty (1702), the temple suffered from fire, leaving Cloud Terrace alone. The preserved plinths on the top of stylobate were the remains of the palace of Tai’an Temple in the Ming Dynasty.
An overall repair was conducted to architectures in Juyongguan in 1992, revitalizing its former magnificence. The natural landscape of Juyongguan surroundings is very gorgeous. Early during Mingchang Year of Jin Dynasty (A.D. 1190 – 1195), “Juyong Cuidie” has been listed into “Eight Great Sights of Beijing”.
Address: Juyongguan Great Wall Administrative Office, Juyongguan Village, Nankou Township, Changping District