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Our Great Wall maps cover the locations of all Great Wall sections in China, with more detail for Beijing.
Ancient wall maps are provided for historical purposes, as most pre-Ming-Dynasty Great Wall has disappeared or is poorly preserved.
The Great Wall of China in the Ming Dynasty (1368–1644) started from Jiayuguan at Ming China's northwest frontier and ended in Hushan on its Manchu/Korean border, crossing nine provinces and municipalities. The Ming Great Wall was over 8,500 km (5,200 mi) long.
The Great Wall north of Beijing is about 628 km (390 mi), and split into many sections. The famous sections include Badaling, Jiankou and Mutianyu, Jinshanling and Simatai. The diagram below shows which Great Wall sections north of Beijing can be visited/hiked together, with times.
Read more about the Great Wall sections around Beijing and the rest of China.
The "Great Wall" was built from the (Pre-) Warring States Period (about 600 BC) to the Ming Dynasty. During the Warring States Period, seven states built their own defensive walls.
The northern state walls were linked in the Qin Dynasty to form the first true Great Wall. China's northern border wall changed location greatly in subsequent dynasties though some sections were reused.
Click below for more on the Great Wall in key dynasties and states. Maps run from the most recent Ming Great Wall back in time:
For more on the Warring States "Great Wall" sections read Great Wall History.