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A Great Little Wall and More

Niangziguan is off the radar for most foreign tourists. Located about halfway between Xi’An and Beijing, it was an important military position because of its command of the Taohe River.  Many battles were fought here.

Niangziguan Pass (Women’s Pass) was named because during the Tang Dynasty (618 – 907) a daughter of the Emperor commanded an garrison of women soldiers.

The present  fortress was rebuilt during Ming Dynasty (1368 – 1644).

Entrance to fortress

Julia on the stairway to the wall.

Traditional “I was there” shot.

Julia on the wall with the tower behind her.

Visit to the Wulong Spring, a main source of water for the city.

Good luck birds on doorway

Family sitting on their “porch”.

Mural of battle

They have rafting on the river

Warrior Princess

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