The Baotou Guyang section of the Great Wall stretches for over 120 kilometers (75 miles) and runs across three villages. The Guyang section of the Great Wall was built along hillsides, where the local materials and conditions were made full use of.
The wall was rammed layers of earth in the areas on the plains, while it was built faced with stone blocks and filled with soil and stones in the mountainous areas.
Dimensions: The 12-kilometer (8-mile) long Jiufenzi section of the Great Wall (in Guyang County) is well-preserved, with the external wall being 16 feet high and the parapet wall being 7 feet tall, 9 feet wide at the top, and 10 feet wide at the bottom. The body of the wall was built using large rocks.
Materials: We can tell that the ancient workers and soldiers cut the stones piece by piece from the nearby mountains, and laid them after they were shaped. Each block of stone weighs from 55 lb to 66 lb. It's materials and careful construction have allowed the Qin Great Wall at Guyang to remain standing, despite being exposed to the elements, for over 2,000 years.
Standing on top of the Great Wall offers visitors an exceptional view of its undulating beauty.
Hundreds of rock paintings were on the internal sides of the Great Wall (107 rock paintings have been discovered), including pictures of goats, camels, deer, dancers, knights, and vivid ancient characters.