Great Wall of China
The Great Wall is a representative of Chinese splendid civilization and a wonder in the world’s architecture well reflecting the greatness of Chinese people. As the former American president Nixon highly appraised: only a great nation can make out such a great project.
The Length of Great Wall: The Great Wall is renowned for its incomparable length in the world. It stretches westwards for a total length of 8,851.8 kilometers, among which the man-made wall takes up 6,259.6 kilometers, thus named as the Ten Thousand Li in China. The wall is situated in the north of China starting from Hushan of Dandong City of Liaoning Province in the east and ending in Jiayuguan Pass in the west. It goes through more than ten municipalities and provinces from the east to west, including Beijing, Xinjiang, Shaanxi, Inner Mongalia, Shanxi, Hebei, Tianjin, Liaoning, Jilin, Heilongjiang, Henan and Shandong..
One of the World Cultural Heritage sites in China Along with the Pyramids of Egypt, the Taj Mahal in India and the Hanging Garden of Babylon, the Great wall is a wonder of the world. It now becomes the representative of Chinese tourist spots along with Tiananmen Square and Terracotta Warriors and ranked the number one. On 25th June, 2001, the state council announced it as Key Cultural Relic Protection Unit on the 5th list.
As a miracle created by Chinese ancient working people, it had witnessed the long history of china, which was formed by the wisdom and industriousness of Chinese laboring people. Its majesty and culture have attracted a great many people from all over the world.
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Badaling Great Wall, built during the Ming Dynasty around 1505, is located in southwesternYanqing County in Beijing. With a length of over 5,000 kilometers and a height of 1,015 meters, it was built along with a military outpost reflecting the location's strategic importance.
The Mutianyu Great Wall is located in Huairou district of Beijing, 73 kilometers away from the center of Beijing City. This section of wall is one of the most famous along the Great Wall.
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