On top of the wall and only a hundred of metes or so is a great building, Chenghai Pavilion, used by the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) emperors on their way to to worship their ancestors.
Next to the Chenghai Pavilion is the Royal Pavilion build by emperor Qianlong in 1755 and rebuilt in 1992. (Click a picture to open the gallery.)
Close to the Royal Pavilion stays a stone from Ming Dynasty (1368–1644), found during the rebuilding of this part of the Great Wall.
Just stop for a moment to think the text in the stone: “See water looks like a spoon of water”. Is that a poetic way to describe the greatness of the Chinese reign of that time, described by some as “one of the greatest eras of orderly government and social stability in human history”.