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Great Wall in Jin Dynasty

In Chinese history, Great Wall built in Jin Dynasty was to fight against the neighbors - Mongols. For the world wonder, its history and the building construction are enough to gain high fame. Now, let us walk into Jin Dynasty Great Wall.

Great Wall in China

Great Wall Prior to Jin Dynasty
After the Sui Dynasty collapsed, glorious Tang Dynasty established. In Tang Dynasty, all the people lived happy life and the economy and culture are very prosperous. During this time, there was no war and trouble. After the Tang Dynasty came to the Song Dynasty, Song Dynasty had treat from its neighbors, Liao, Western Xia, but it did not build any fortification walls. Later, according to the history records, there was one section of Great Wall built in Liaoning Province. In the year of 1026, the Nuzhen Nationality occupied the territory and constructed several beacon towers and fortress for defense. Later these constructions became the important part of the defense system. During this period, Great Wall was enlarged reached to the Jilin Province.

Great Wall Construction in Jin Dynasty
In the year of 1115, Nuzhen Nationality formed Jin Dynasty. In order to fight against the invasion of the neighbors, Jin Dynasty built a large scale building construction. However, the Great Wall built in Jin Dynasty is not the same as those previous walls. Some sections of Jin Dynasty Great Wall, ditches and subsidiary walls were built to enhance the defensive function. About experiencing 75 years, Jin Dynasty was finished composed by two major sections including the Mingchang Old Great Wall and the Mingchang New Great Wall. Mingchang Old Great Wall has another name of Border Fortress of the Jin Dynasty. Stretching about 500 kilometers, this Great Wall section is located in the Hilongjiang Province. Mingchang New Great Wall is also called the Inner Wall of Jin. Being built to fight against the invasion of neighbors, the whole section stretched about 1,500 kilometers long. Running from Hetao area of Inner Mongolia at the West, via many provinces, this section showed still vigorous. Now, tourist could appreciate the site of Great Wall in the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region.

Entering into Yuan Dynasty, it is no need to construct the defenses on the border, because during that time, the border has reached both Asia and Europe. The new era of Great Wall started a journey from the Ming Dynasty.