The Yanshan or Yan Mountains (Chinese: 燕山）are a major mountain range north of the
North China Plainin northern HebeiProvince. The range rises between the Chaobai Riveron the west and the famous Shanhai Passon the east. It is made up mostly of limestone, graniteand basalt. Its altitude ranges from 400 to 1000 meters. The main peak, Mount Wuling, is 2116 m above sea leveland is located north of Xinglong Countyin Hebei. The range contains many narrow passes, such as Gubei Pass, Xifeng Passand Leng Pass. The eastern stretch of the Great Wall of China, including Badalingin northern Beijing, can be found on the Yanshan Mountains. The mountains are also an important traffic gateway between north and south. The Mount Wuling Natural Reserveis located here.
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