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Great Wall Sections (2)
You will find approximate 30 sections of Great Wall around Beijing. Five of them were repaired for tourists. These sections of wall are Juyongguan, Badaling, Mutianyu, Jinshanling and Simatai. We don’t recommend these sections of wall to hikers who want to see the untouched authentic Great Wall of China. The remainder of the Great Wall was left untouched, making it extraordinarily well-preserved. The Wilderness Great Wall of China is one of these areas which was left untouched, and has retained its wild and antiquarian atmosphere...
 
What it the best time to visit the Great Wall of China?
You can visit Beijing at almost any time of the year. In Beijing, all the sections of the Wall are open to travelers all year round. The Great Wall offer timeless charm to tourists, but scenery varies with seasons. Visit it in different time you will get a quite different scene. The ideal months for the Great Wall walking and hiking are spring, early summer and autumn - later March, April, May, June, September, October and early November. The ideal months for the Great Wall camping are late spring, summer and early autumn – May, June, July, August, September and October. ...
 
The Great Wall around Beijing
In the Beijing Municipality, the Great Wall extends over 630km. Approximately 50km of the Great Wall was developed for tourism in areas like Badaling. The remainder of the Great Wall was left untouched, making it extraordinarily well-preserved. The Wilderness Great Wall of China is one of these areas which was left untouched, and has retained its wild and antiquarian atmosphere.Since the Great Wall in Beijing is very long and protected well while most of the great walls in other China areas are not kept well and opened for tourists, it is commonly thought Beijing is the only place to see the Great Wall....
 
10 Legends and Stories of the Great Wall of China (2)
At the Tai Ping Zhai section of the Great Wall near Huang Ya Guan, there is a well-known tower called the Widows' Tower. It is said that when building Huang Ya Guan, 12 soldiers from Henan Province lost their lives. Their wives, upon learning the news, were all heart-broken. Later, they used the compensation they got to build the tower in memory of their husbands. ...
 
The Functions of the Great Wall of China
The Great Wall provides superb defense since it had been created in strategic places. It played an important role then. Over 2000 years ago, the Great Wall had been serving as an effective way for defense in China history. As a product of the clashes between agricultural and nomadic economies, the Great Wall provided protection to the economic development and cultural progress, safeguarded the trading routes such as the Silk Road, and secured transmission of information and transportation...
 
Top 10 Questions about the Great Wall of China
How long is the Great Wall of China?The Great Wall of China is over 6,000 kilometers. This is the wall often referred to when we talk about the Great Wall. But according to the State Administration of Cultural Heritage and National Bureau of Surveying and Mapping Agency in 2009, the latest data of the length of the Great Wall is 8851.8 km, which is 2000km longer than the past data. ...
 
Can the Great Wall be seen from the outer space?
Contrary to common belief, the Great Wall of China cannot be seen from space with the naked eye. It can be seen with aid. The average width of the Great Wall is no more than 10 meters, and it can be easily hidden by the surroundings. It is difficult to see it from 20km high by naked eye, not to say 400km from the spacecraft...
 
Great Wall Sections (1)
In the Beijing Municipality, the Great Wall extends over 630km. Approximately 50km of the Great Wall was developed for tourism in areas like Badaling. The remainder of the Great Wall was left untouched, making it extraordinarily well-preserved. The Wilderness Great Wall of China is one of these areas which was left untouched, and has retained its wild and antiquarian atmosphere. You will find approximate 30 sections of Great Wall around Beijing. Five of them were repaired for tourists. These sections of wall are Juyongguan, Badaling, Mutianyu, Jinshanling and Simatai...
 
Great Wall Overview
The Great Wall of China is an awe-inspiring feat of ancient defensive architecture. It is the world's longest wall and biggest ancient architecture. The Chinese Great Wall winds its way from west to east,across deserts, over mountain peaks, deep into ravines till at last it reahes the sea. The oldest parts of the Great Wall of China are eroding from wind, water, tourists and even sheep. Still, the Great Wall is an incredible sight to see, and also learn about...
 
How long is the Great Wall of China?
This question seems easy, but it is actually a very complicated question. Because over the dynasties the Great Wall was eroded, built, rebuilt and extended many times. The latest construction took place in the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) and the length was then over 6,000 kilometers. This is the wall often referred to when we talk about the Great Wall. But according to the State Administration of Cultural Heritage and National Bureau of Surveying and Mapping Agency in 2009, the latest data of the length of the Great Wall is 8851.8 km, which is 2000km longer than the past data...
 
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