Miáojiāng Great Wall

Walls in Zhenyuan

There’s an energetic half-hour climb above town, past the Four Officials Temple to the top of Shípíng Shān, to the remains of this 16th-century wall built to protect Zhènyuǎn. Get up really early or leave it late in the day and you could get a jump on ticket collectors. Undulating across peaks, the wall is quite substantial and offers glorious views ranging over town.