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Great Wall of China

china-great-wall01 The Great Wall from People's Republic of China, is a serial by rock and earthen fortifications in northern part of China. It has been constructed, reconstructed, and preserved between the fifth century B.C. and the sixteenth century to protect the northern borderlines of the Chinese Empire.

china-great-wallThe Great Wall, symbolizing China's ancient civilization, is one of the world's most renowned projects.  It is a distance of 75 kilometers northwest of Beijing. Its highest point at Badaling is some 800 meters above sea level. A well-know popular saying goes " Men are not a true man if he hasn't been to the Great Wall." Therefore, everyone tries to make it. The Great Wall is the only man-made structure that can be seen from the moon.

china-great-wall02The construction of the Great Wall first began during the period of 475 to 221 BC. Formerly, walls were built at strategic points by different kingdoms to protect their territories.  In 221 BC after the first emperor unified China, for preventing a tribe living in the north from south intrusion, he decided to have the walls by those previous kingdoms respectively linked up and extended.  The Great Wall was renovated on 16 occasions respectively.  The wall in the north started in Shanhai Pass in the east in Hebei Province to Jiayu Pass in the west in Gansu Province. The Great Wall has a total length of 6,300 kilometers in distance.

Historical records show that about one million people, 20 percent of China population at the time, were involved in the project, which took more than ten years. Now Nature has taken over most of the Great Wall. Of all the ancient Chinese buildings, the Great Wall is perhaps the greatest.