Great Wall of China – China

Great Wall of China – China

Great Wall of China - China

Great Wall of China is the largest structure built by human hands, and the only one that can be seen from the moon. Great Wall of China, which stretches across mountains, deserts and plains, a distance of over 6,000 kilometers, was built to keep invaders from the north. Today, tourists from all over the world come to see this world wonder.

Great Wall of China / image source


Great Wall of China  / image source

Great Wall of China begins as a series of smaller walls that initially were not related to each other. The first sections of the wall were built around 600 BC. As time went on, the Chinese emperors were merged to keep the Huns, Mongols and other invading and marauding tribes outside its territory. Thousands of soldiers, prisoners and peasants worked on the construction of the wall, which was finally completed in the 17th century, during the Ming Dynasty.

China Mutianyu Great Wall

China Mutianyu Great Wall / image source 

Great Wall of China, high between 5 and 9 meters and a width of 8 meters, 4.5 meters wide trail to the top, made ​​of mud, stone and brick. For every few hundred meters were built watchtower – towers, which served as warehouses with food and equipment for soldiers. Also, with them were fired cannonballs or emitted smoke signals as a warning to other observation posts on the invasion of the attacker. In some periods of the Great Wall of China, and is guarded by a million soldiers. At the end of the Middle Ages, the wall has lost its military-defense function.

Crowds at Great Wall of China

Crowds at Great Wall of China  / image source

Over time, the Great Wall of China has been damaged due to weather conditions, earthquakes and wars, the Chinese government has recently destroyed some parts of the wall for the construction of roads or other construction projects, while in the western part of China sandstorm completely covered the wall. The result is that nearly half of the wall disappeared completely, while only 30% of the wall preserved in good condition. And as such, the Great Wall of China is still a massive structure that demands admiration.

Great Wall of China

Great Wall of China  / image source

The Chinese government is the 2006th year has taken action in the form of various projects to preserve the Great Wall of China from further deterioration. Today’s Wall World Heritage List, is the most important symbol of China, the proof is knowledge and persistence of the largest nations on the planet and a major tourist attraction. Most popular section of the wall is part near Beijing, is a destination you visit each year about 6 million tourists.

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