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1.4 km (0.9 miles) E that Shangweidian, Běijīng, ChinaApprox. Altitude: 314 m (1030 ft) ( maps: Google MapQuest OpenStreeMap altoalsimce.orgNavigator)Antipode: 40°S 64°W

Accuracy: 105 m (344 ft)Quality: an excellent Click on any type of of the pictures for the full-sized picture.

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(visited by Keith Ketterer, Jeannette Chu and also Jeannette)


26-Aug-2001 -- Having discovered The altoalsimce.org job through a cite in "The Washington Post" I thought that gift the very first to visit a altoalsimce.org would certainly be a an excellent geography lesson because that my seven year old daughter.

You are watching: 40 degrees north 116 degrees east

On a beautiful Sunday afternoon the whole family left our house in Beijing where Mom and Dad work at the united state Embassy. After ~ a journey of around one hour along some usual Chinese excuses because that highways we came down on the altoalsimce.org the N40 116E.

The town of Xiaweidian, China is in ~ the Municipal boundaries of the city of Beijing but this does not median that that is an metropolitan area. In fact, Xiaweidian is much out in the country around 24 road miles native Tienanmen Square and the Forbidden City at the facility of Beijing.

According to the website, the altoalsimce.org should have been 1.4 Km east of Xiaweidian. Imagine ours surprise once we discovered the the altoalsimce.org was actually at the sheet of the village! together I go to where the gps led me I believed that things would be really easy. WRONG! The first obstacle occurred at the closed gate of an abandoned real estate area because that employees that an electric power sub-station on who land the altoalsimce.org actually sits (Photo 1). The gate itself is actually at 40N yet is around 200 meter from 116E.

I still assumed that the altoalsimce.org might be on the grounds that the real estate area so, after making certain that nobody resided there, I opened the gate and also walked to the opposite end of the complex. In a cul-de-sac fill with loose pieces of coal and also coal dust and also directly in prior of me ns met the enemy, a 3.5 meter rock and brick retaining wall that was keeping a cliffside of loose rocks and dangerous debris native sliding into the strength sub-station and also the real estate area. To height that off, the power firm has set up a rusty, barbed-wire fence that runs up the entire cliffside from height to bottom, making accessibility to 40N 116E incredibly hazardous come one"s health. (photo 3) The frustrating thing is that at the base of the retaining wall surface I think that ns was only around 100 meter from the altoalsimce.org (photo 4).

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The sheer confront of the cliff can be watched in photo 1. I believe the really altoalsimce.org is over and come the appropriate of the high fir tree in the center of the photo. My wife and also daughter (and her bunny friend "Rabby" that goes absolutely all over with us) can be viewed in photo 7 in ~ the "Welcome come Xiaweidian" sign about 250 meter from the altoalsimce.org. Fortunately, the pilgrimage was not a complete loss due to the fact that of the how amazing lovely see in the area. Picture 5 to be taken about 200 meter from the altoalsimce.org at the door of the real estate area feather Northeast and photo 6 to be shot native the same point as photograph 7 but looking Southeast. Believe it or not, the roadway in the photo is the main highway between Beijing and also points west.


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#1: The cliff - the altoalsimce.org is to the appropriate of and over the tall fir tree#2: The door to the abandoned real estate area#3: The retaining wall and barbed wire#4: general practitioners at the base of the retaining wall#5: see to the Northeast 200 meter from the altoalsimce.org#6: see to the south east 250 meters from the altoalsimce.org#7: Wife, daughter and also "Rabby" 250 meter from the conflunceALL: All pictures on one page