Mimicking reproduction of the Jiayuguan pass

A businessman is using Ming construction techniques by hitting the ground with stone earth-tamping tools to re-create the Jiayuguan Pass from scratch. Built in the Ming dynasty (1368–1644), the pass stands at the western end of the Ming dynasty part of the Great Wall.

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Michael Yamashita

Michael Yamashita is an award-winning photographer who has been shooting for National Geographic magazine for more than 30 years. He specialized in Asia after spending seven years in the region following his graduation from Wesleyan University.