Great Wall Exploration from Datong
Embark on a full day hike to explore the Great Wall of Shanxi. Due to its location, Shanxi occupies a strategically important location against the nomad tribes from the Mongolian grassland in ancient China. Most dynasties who controlled this area built Great walls in north Shanxi, which were finally connected together by Emperor Qin Shi Huang, the first emperor of Chinese history as what we now know as the Great Wall of China. Due to lack of modern tools, the Great Wall of Shanxi built more than 2000 years go then were mostly constructed by soil.
Drive to the less-known Chang Cheng Village, a village named after Great wall, and start on the full day hike to admire the magnificent series of watch towers made of soil.