University of Bristol - Historical Photographs of China reference number: NA01-86. From an album entitled: ‘The Chinese Customs in Peking 1889-1891’. (C0 1069/421. CHINA 1. Social life of Chinese Customs Service in Peking, 1889-1891). Crown copyright image reproduced by permission of The National Archives, London, England. The National Archives give no warranty as to the accuracy, completeness or fitness for purpose of the information provided. Images may be used only for purposes of research, private study or education. Applications for any other use should be made to The National Archives Image Library, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, TW9 4DU, UK. Telephone: 020 8392 5225. Fax: 020 8392 5266. Infringement of the above condition may result in legal action. This ancient arch (Yuntai or The Cloud Platform (云台) is also known as the Language Archway or Gate of Six Languages (Sanskrit, Tibetan, Phags-pa, old Uyghur, Chinese, Tangut). The gateway is at Nankou (Nankow) Pass (Harmony or Juyong Pass) (now Juyongguan 居庸). The Cloud Platform is a way through a branch of the Great Wall (长城), about 40 miles north of Peking (Beijing). Signed photograph by Thomas Child, 1877. See also Bk04-14, Bk04-54, DC-s09 and OH-s02.
Ancient arch at Juyongguan, north of Beijing, 1877