The Red Mountain Fort was built in the Ming Zhengde period (AD 1521). According to historical records, the Red Mountain Fort has a maximum of 1251 troops, one general guarding the fort, and eight piers. The castle was originally built with barracks and generals’ residences.
The Wengcheng gate of Red Mountain Fort has been buried by wind and sand.
You may be wondering why there is still the Great Wall among the scenic spots in Shuidonggou. In fact, this Great Wall has been almost destroyed. It is just a small part of the Ming Great Wall's defense system. Compared to the Great Wall in Beijing, there are not so many stones. After seeing it, I feel more like the Great Wall in Jiayuguan. But no matter what, the feeling of seeing the Great Wall can only be based on imagination, because there are not many historical sites. Save it. However, we also have to sigh that the greatness of the ancients can actually build the Great Wall to defend against foreign aggression under such difficult circumstances.
The Hongshanbao Great Wall was built in the Ming Dynasty.
[Scenery] The scenery outside the Great Wall!
[Fun] Learn about history,
There is an open space above the Tibetan Army Cave, surrounded by a city wall, a city gate and an urn city. This is Red Mountain Fort. Hongshan Fort and Tibetan Soldier Cave should belong to the same defense system. Unfortunately, Hongshan Fort now only has a fragmented rammed earth wall and an urn. There is also a newly built Great Wall Museum inside the fort.
The Hongshanbao Great Wall is a section of the Great Wall in the Shuidonggou Scenic Area, which separates the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region and the Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region.
From below to the city wall, it takes a long and very high steps.
There you can see the scenery of Inner Mongolia on the opposite side.
In fact, it also belongs to the scenic area, you can ride a camel, horseback, paraglider, desert surfing and so on.
Preston_Dominguez: 4 kilometers east of Shuidonggou Paleolithic Cultural Site, 33 kilometers northeast of Lingwu City, Yinchuan City
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