Great Wall of China, Jinshaling-Simatai, Beijing, People's Republic of China
The Great Wall of China is a series of stone and earthen fortifications in northern China, built originally to protect the northern borders of the Chinese Empire against intrusions by various nomadic groups. Several walls have been built since the 5th century BC that are referred to collectively as the Great Wall, which has been rebuilt and maintained from the 5th century BC. The hike between Jinshanling and Simatai sections of the Great Wall gives you a truly "authentic" wall experience with breathtaking views in relative isolation. After a day hiking along the wall I was rewarded with a great sunset over what are some truly spectacular and imposing mountains that the Great Wall traverses.
2011 | Silver award - International Loupe Awards
2011 | Bronze award - Epson International photographic pano awards.