Join us on October 9th to celebrate the Chongyang Festival and climb the Remnant Great Wall!
Time: 8.30 am Pick up place: BICC Sanlitun Campus Wear: sport clothing
Deadline: 06/09/2016 Number of participants: 30 FREE: Bus, visit, Lunch
We, BICC, are organizing a visit to the Badaling Remnant Great Wall this Chongyang Festival, October 9th. The visit and the bus is free, if you would like to join this activity send a message through our WeChat or write an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
On the 9th day of the 9th lunar month we celebrate the traditional Chongyang Festival(重阳节Chóngyáng jié). During this festival people like to climb mountains because they believe that climbing mountains can help people dispel bad luck and disasters, besides, climbing also indicates “climbing to a higher position or to a longer life”.
The Badaling Remnant Great Wall is located 3 miles (5 kilometers) southwest of the Badaling Great Wall in Yanqing County, Beijing. It is also known as the Shixiaguan Great Wall, and functions as the west gate of the defense system of Badaling Great Wall. With a total length of 1.2 miles (2 kilometers), the V-shaped wall is comprised of two sections, with a breach in the middle, and four beacon towers. More importantly, the Remnant Great Wall is a witness to the construction of Great Wall, the largest military defense project in human history.
Ascending the mountain tops, you will see the broken, but time-honored wall crawling on the ridges, and the old beacon towers standing there quietly, like old wrinkled men. The bricks are so seriously weathered that some pieces would collapse if you touch them. Some stone steps have become piles of stones due to disrepair. The wall is leaning and collapsing, while the beacon tower has severe cracks. Compared with the well-renovated section at Badaling, one can feel a stronger sense of historical changes here.