Miaojiang Great Wall


Accessed with your ticket to the Shiping Mountain Scenic Area, the remains of this 16th-century wall, built to protect Zhenyuan, are quite remarkable. You can walk on top of the wall for a fair distance as it undulates across the peaks – the views of the surrounding mountains are glorious. Be careful in wet weather when the stone is slippery.

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1. Four Officials Temple

0.14 MILES

Small, attractive temple on Shiping Mountain, with delightful forest views near the edge of the Miaojiang Great Wall.

2. Shiping Mountain Scenic Area

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A strenuous 30-minute climb up this mountain above town takes you through quiet forest to the remains of the Miaojiang Great Wall and the Four Officials…

3. Yan Emperor Palace

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Small, obscured temple dedicated to the fearsome 'fire god' Yan Di (炎帝), a deity in early Chinese mythology.

4. Zhusheng Bridge

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The most photographed sight in town, Zhenyuan’s old bridge is a gorgeous and robust span of arches topped with a three-storey pavilion, leading visitors…

5. Sifangjing Xiang

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Four old and well-preserved alleys lead north away from the river: Sifangjing Xiang, Fuxing Xiang, Renshou Xiang and Chongzikou Xiang. Wander along…

6. Zhenyuan Museum

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The Zhenyuan Museum displays items relating to the history of the town, including stacks of old photos – but the cannon out front is the real prize.

7. Confucius Temple

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Now pretty much a block of flats from the 1960s, little remains of the Confucius Temple except for its main facade and the Lǐ Mén (Gate of Rites).

8. Xinda Bridge

0.42 MILES

Handsome newer bridge linking Zhenyuan's old and new towns.