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Old 04-20-2008, 01:14 AM
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I ended up with exactly 1000 photos during the day (need to check how many are good) so I don't have GPS for all of them

According to Google Earth the photo is take around here (4013'24.55"N 11932'47.96"E).

I should be possible to pass it next year but we will probably have to make some detours in this area
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I ended up with exactly 1000 photos during the day (need to check how many are good) so I don't have GPS for all of them

According to Google Earth the photo is take around here (4013'24.55"N 11932'47.96"E).

I should be possible to pass it next year but we will probably have to make some detours in this area
1000 photos in one day. That might be why 1.2 kilometers seemed so long.

In looking at Google Earth, I noticed the Wall seems to make a circle around Banchangyu so there would be two choices on which way to go. Your route looks slightly shorter.

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One of the locals told my wife that the local government have some plans to repair the wall at Banchangyu. I really hope they don't succeed with their plans and make a new Badaling. The Wall is already in fairly good condition at it would be sad to see it repaired. Apparently they don't like that the wall don't have any inside parapet, however I didn't see any evidence that there ever being a inside parapet.
That would be a shame. China already has enough restored Great Wall. I hope they leave this jewel alone!
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1000 photos in one day. That might be why 1.2 kilometers seemed so long
Well my and my Nikon D80 are very good friends

I haven't been able to find much information about Banchangyu but according to a small leaflet we received yesterday the south half of the circle is early Ming dynasty and the north half is late Ming dynasty.
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After fighting Windows Live Writer for a few hours I finally managed to update my blog about the trip to Banchangyu.
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Facing west on the Simatai Great Wall just before the final descent to the Miyun Reservoir:

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Fauster, it would be really cool to see a full-size picture of your avater
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The photo is on his website:

http://www.fauster.smugmug.com/galle...78307444_8WN78
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