The Gubeikou Great Wall has long been an important pass of great military significance on the route to the capital city of Beijing. The Gubeikou Great Wall was built along a mountain range, rising and falling along its length.
The Great Wall at Gubeikou retains its original appearance, because it is well-preserved and has not been restored.
Gubeikou, situated in Beijing’s Miyun County, is 125 kilometers from Beijing city. Gubeikou has long been a town of military significance and on an important passage to the capital city. Gubeikou sits in a natural narrow pass through the Yanshan mountains. To the west of the pass are the Chaohe River and the Wohu Mountain, and to the east is the Panlong Mountain. From ancient times, Gubeikou has served as a route of strategic importance, linking the southern and northern areas of the Yanshan Range. As early as 2,500 years ago, a fortification was built here and was often reinforced throughout the following dynasties.