"The Great Wall" China Things to Do Tip by FlyingShanice

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  the great wall
by FlyingShanice

The Great Wall is one of the largest building construction projects ever completed. It stretches across the mountains of northern China, winding north and northwest of Beijing. It is constructed of masonry, rocks and packed-earth. It was over 5,000 km (=10,000 Li) long. Its thickness ranged from about 4.5 to 9 meters (15 to 30 feet) and was up to 7.5 meters (25 feet) tall.

During the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), the Great Wall was enlarged to 6,400 kilometers (4,000 miles) and renovated over a 200 year period, with watch-towers and cannons added.

Never tell people that u have been to Beijing before u stand at the Great Wall. It's definitely a " must go " spot. Viewing the two thousand-year-old great wall, you are able to realize the great wisdom of the Chinese culture.
you should aware of the uneven and wide stairs when you go either up or down.

Address: Beijing
Website: http://hua.umf.maine.edu/China/great.html

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  • Updated Jan 24, 2004
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