Outer Defensive Layer locations, Inner Defensive Layer locations and supporting Fortresses are included in this List where possible ! Some locations may have disappeared or remain unfindable on Google Earth Maps.
The Great Wall of China was built in different historical periods. The exact length of the Great Wall of China as was constructed during the Ming Dynasty (1368 AD - 1644 AD) was determined to be 8,851.8 km in December 2008, as announced by a national survey team.
Yu Men Pass
A Schematic Map of the Several Layers of the Great Wall of China defenses as they existed during the Ming Dynasty (1368 AD - 1644 AD) in Gansu, Qinghai, Ningxia, Shaanxi, Shanxi and Hebei Provinces. Map includes location of + link to Great Wall Passes as reported on by ChinaReport.com. Mouse over & Click Links for more Information and Photos.
China Report - Map of the Great Wall during the Ming Dynasty
Satellite image of China and North-East Asia, with super-imposed schematic Map of the location and Path of the Great Wall as constructed during the Reign of the Ming Dynasty. Included for reference are City names, geographical features of landscape, Names and locations of Passes on the Great Wall of China.
Updated with additional Google powered GPS Map of Great Wall locations !