02 Oct

It must have been a little more than a year since I last visited Beijing and one of the wonders in the world, the Great Wall of China. But this time, I have visited a different section of the Great Wall which is the (居庸關)Ju Yong Guan. While making my way there, vivid memories of the Ba Da Ling flashed by me, reminding me of how fun it was to have visited that section the last time I was there. Great photography opportunities were plentiful there at the Ba Da Ling and I was so eager to have a share of another nice and unforgettable memories there at Ju Yong Guan!

Indeed, climbing the Great Wall of China is always never easy. It was not easy but I pushed myself on to reach the end of the section. I paced myself and I took small breaks while also giving myself excuses to have some pictures captured during my short rests. My strategy for this climb is to travel as light as possible, with only 5D II and 16-35mm f2.8L in my small sling bag, I was on my way to the end of the Ju Yong Guan section.

In my own opinion, Ju Yong Guan is not as magnificent as Ba Da Ling because referring to my last post of Ba Da Ling, it gave me a great view of the long stretch of the wall whereas Ju Yong Guan is more likely a straight up and back down, period. Anyhow, my recommendation shall go to Ba Da Ling where you can have a great time there if you have never been to anyone before.

JuYongGuan I

JuYongGuan II

JuYongGuan III


Posted by on October 2, 2012 in China, Destinations


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18 responses to “居庸關

  1. alangent

    October 2, 2012 at 22:49

    Great photos Alex. You are right, Ba Da Ling is a great spot,not least as the wall seems to coil round like a snake.


  2. June

    October 3, 2012 at 10:09

    I’d love to see this one day! Great photos!


    • Alex Khoo

      October 3, 2012 at 15:25

      Thanks! Cheers for dropping by my blog!


  3. Amresh Kumar

    October 3, 2012 at 12:57

    wow Fantastic post.


  4. Al-Musafer

    October 3, 2012 at 15:46

    Great post. I enjoyed it!


  5. Victor Ho

    October 3, 2012 at 18:16

    Thanks for visiting my blog. It has been a goal of mine to visit the ‘wall.’ Great shots. All the best.


    • Alex Khoo

      October 3, 2012 at 18:17

      Thank you and all the best to you too!


  6. Dr Anto Youssef

    October 5, 2012 at 20:37

    I never explored that part of the Great Wall, must be great for photography!


    • Alex Khoo

      October 5, 2012 at 21:43

      Ya! It was a great photography opportunity there!


  7. Will of Heart

    October 17, 2012 at 13:24

    photo’s are fantastic, love the angle Alex thanks for sharing…


    • Alex Khoo

      October 17, 2012 at 18:36

      Thanks for your comments!! Thanks for dropping by too!


  8. VeronicaThePajamaThief

    October 21, 2012 at 11:59

    I like the composition in these images. They give great perspective… one gets a real sense of the size and majesty of the Wall.


    • Alex Khoo

      October 21, 2012 at 15:30

      Thank you so much for your lovely comment! Your comment means a lot to me! Cheers!


  9. Shannon @ DirtNKids

    January 8, 2013 at 00:53

    I have that same shot (last photo) from my Canon A-1 35mm when I was there in ’98. Need to scan all of those. You remind me of the beauty of China.


    • Alex Khoo

      January 8, 2013 at 08:43

      Nice! China is indeed a vast land with much to offer! Cheers!



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