In c. 220 B.C., under Qin Shi Huang, the first Chinese emperor ever, sections of earlier fortifications were joined together to form a united defense system against invasions from the north. Construction continued up to the Ming dynasty (1368-1644), when the Great Wall became the world’s largest military structure. The great Wall is the world’s longest manmade structure approximately 6,400 km (4,000 miles) long.
The Great Wall is a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1987. With a history of more than 2000 years, many sections of the great wall are now in ruins or entirely disappeared due to natural deterioration or destruction by people. However, it is still one of the most popular attractions on the planet for its architectural grandeur and historical significance.
The Great Wall we can see today was mostly built during the Ming Dynasty, an era of tremendous construction. It starts from Shanhaiguan Pass in the east, right facing the surging Pacific Ocean, to Jiayuguan Pass in the west in the desolated Gobi desert.
“You are not a true man until you have been to the Great Wall.” You really have to see this fantastic, amazing and breath-taking scenery once in your life. Yet there are more than 1 choice of where to go, for there are many sections with different characteristics and accessibilities.
Beijing is the first choice to visit Great Wall, although many other cities provide side trips to Great Wall nearby. For Great Wall in Beijing, it runs across the northern part of Beijing for over six hundred kilometers with various passes and towers. The mainly sections include Badaling, Juyongguan, Mutianyu, Simatai, Jinshanling. We will bring you to the NO. 1 wonder of the New 7 wonders of the world, and offer you once-in-a-life-time experience!
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