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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.