Approach to The Great Wall climb.
Beginning stairs to climb The Great Wall.
Gift shops, cafes and bathrooms looking over the very bottom portion of The Great Wall.
Most of the stairs were very, very steep.
Closer look at the steep steps.
Look up the outside of the wall.
Other sections of the wall from the Juyongguan section.
Looking down to the beginning.
Another look up the wall.
Layout of The Ming Tombs and The Sacred Way.
Approaching Great Red Gate to see the Stone Sculptures at The Ming Tombs Sacred Way. The haze is Beijing pollution.
Stone sculputures are 600 years old and stand in pairs opposite each other along the Sacred Way.
One of the Civilian Officials.
Retired Civilian Official.
One of the Generals or Military Officials.
Another General or Military Official.
Standing Mongolian Horse.
A kneeling Mongolian Horse and a posing teenager.
Standing Qilin, an imaginary animal with a scaly body, a cow's tail, deer's hooves and horns.
What did I do wrong this time?
Standing Elephant and two cute girls.
Kneeling Elephant and two annoying teenage girls who thought it would be funny to ruin many people's pictures.
Standing Xie Zhi, a mythincal beast of the feline family.
Kneeling Xie Zhi.
The Lion representing the Emperor.
The Changling or chief tomb of Emperor Yongle.