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    Beijing Great Wall Tour of China Full Image

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      The Great Wall of China was originally built in the Spring & Autumn Period (770-476BC), once stretched approximately 12,000


      kilometers from the Bohai Sea in the east to the Gobi Desert, Lop Nor in the west. It is actually a series of stone, bricky and


      earthen fortifications and puts itself on the map as the greatest of the eight ancient architectural wonders in the history of


      human civilization. In 221 B.C, when the first China's emperor, Chinshihuang finished conquering all the kingdoms, he linked


      all the walls that belonged to the different states. And since then the Great Wall was built, rebuilt to protect the northern


      borders of the Chinese Empire from the Hun's and Mongolian attacks during the rule of successive dynasties. Today, many famous


      Great Wall sections and ruins that belong to different dynasties are still remained in Xinjiang, Gansu, Ningxia, Shaanxi, Inner


      Mongolia, Shanxi, Hebei, Beijing, Tianjin, Liaoning, Jilin, Heilongjiang, Henan, Shandong, Hubei, and Hunan etc. The current


      wall only stretches about 6,700 kilometers totally, and the most intact sections are all nearly built in the Ming dynasty (1368




      The Great Wall is a must see for those who visit China. Along the giant dragon winds through the lofty mountains, great rivers,


      and boundless deserts, many hikers enjoy their tour by unveiling the interesting ancient Chinese facts and recording the


      picturesque landscape take their breath away. For many years, most people have flocked to the sections in Beijing and its nearby


      areas. But now some begin to explore the western part since the portion shares the same line and mystery with the ancient Silk




      It is just as a Chinese proverb goes that "He who has never been to the Great Wall is not a true man!", therefore you should


      not miss this great symbol of the Chinese nationality.


      The following 6 sections are in Beijing or its nearby counties which were renovated and which are regularly visited by tourists


      from across the world.


      Badaling Great Wall


      Gubeikou Great Wall


      Simatai Great Wall


      Jinshanling Great Wall


      Mutian Yu Great Wall


      Jiankou Great Wall


      There are more for these above sections and other sections of the Great Wall. For detailed descriptions and pictures abtou China Great Wall, you can visit the link below for Great Wall only:



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