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  Great Wall of China, Beijing Tour Packages, Great Wall Hiking, China Travel Service
The Great Wall of China, one of the greatest wonders of the world, was enlisted in the World Heritage by UNESCO in 1987.
History of the wall: Excitement abounds in the origin, vicissitude and nature of the great wall of the Qin, Han, and Ming dynasties.
The Great Wall was originally built in the Spring, Autumn, and Warring States Periods as a defensive fortification by the three states: Yan, Zhao and Qin.
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  Great Wall of China - Enchanted Learning Software
The Great Wall of China (in Chinese it is called "Wan-Li Qang-Qeng" which means 10,000 Li Long Wall) was built over 2,000 years ago, by Qin Shi Huangdi, the first emperor of China during the Qin Dynasty (221 B.C - 206 B.C.).
It stretches from the Jiayu Pass (in Gansu Province) in the west, to the mouth of the Yalu River (in Liaoning Province) in the east.
The Great Wall can be seen from Earth orbit, but is not visible from the moon, according to astronauts Neil Armstrong, Jim Lovell, and Jim Irwin.
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  Great Wall (China) - MSN Encarta
Introduction; The Wall of Qin Shihuangdi; The Ming Walls; The Myth of the Great Wall
Great Wall (China), popular name for a semi-legendary wall built to protect China’s northern border in the 3rd century bc, and for impressive stone and earthen fortifications built along a different northern border in the 15th and 16th centuries ad, long after the ancient structure had mostly disappeared.
The walls spanned mountainous terrain, conforming to the territory’s numerous peaks and valleys.
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  Great Wall of China - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Great Wall is the world's longest man-made structure, stretching over a formidable 6,352 km (3,948 miles), from Shanhai Pass on the Bohai Sea in the east, at the limit between "China proper" and Manchuria, to Lop Nur in the southeastern portion of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region [1].
The Great Wall of China in 1907, as photographed by Herbert Ponting.
He spotted the Great Wall with binoculars, but said that "it wasn't visible to the unaided eye." US Senator Jake Garn claimed to be able to see the Great Wall with the naked eye from a space shuttle orbit in the early 1980s, but his claim has been disputed by several professional US astronauts.
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 The Great Wall of China - Crystalinks
The Mutianyu section of the Great Wall, 70 kilometers northeast of Beijing, is linked to the Gubeikou section on the east and the Badaling section on the west.
The Great Wall, from its starting point in the northwestern province of Gansu to Shanhaiguan Pass on the shores of Bohai Bay along China's east coast, is believed to span up to 3,700 miles through the north, which dynastic China's emperors considered most vulnerable to attack.
The surfacing of a new portion of the Great Wall is not unheard of.
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Great Wall of China should rightly be considered a Wonder of the World for its sheer length and the time and labor spent to enact a protective barrier for the ancient Chinese.
The wall extends from peak to peak and is made of rectangular slabs, standing eight to ten meters high, six meters wide at the base and five meters wide at the ramparts, hence allowing ten soldiers or five horses to stand abreast.
The walls were built and rebuilt by succeeding dynasties from the Northern Qi Dynasty (479-502) to the Tang (618-907), the Song (960-1279) and the Jin or Jurchens (1115-1234).
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The Great Wall of China (長城 in pinyin: Cháng Chéng, literal meaning: "Long City (Fortress)") is an ancient Chinese fortification, built to protect the Empire of China since the 3rd century BC against the raids of 'barbarians' from Mongolia and Manchuria.
The Wall was built during the reign of The First Emperor, the main leader of the short-lived Qin dynasty.
The Wall is sometimes considered to be one of the Seven Wonders of the World, but it was actually unknown in ancient Greece when the "wonders of the world" were listed.
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 Great Wall - tips by travel authority Howard Hillman
Spotting the Great Wall from that height is analogous to being able to see a stretched-out mile-long thread on the ground while standing on top of a ten-story building.
This name referred to the wall's length (a li is a unit of measurement equaling roughly a half kilometer or one-third mile).
While the sections in eastern China were mainly made with bricks and chiseled stones, those in western China were made with less durable materials (often with clay or pounded earth reinforced with tree branches).
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The Great Wall of China is one of the Seven Wonders of the World and runs across the Shanhaiguan Pass, Jiayuguan Pass, Hebei, Shanxi, Liaoning, Inner Mongolia, Beijing, Shaanxi, Ningxia, Gansu and Tianjin.
In fact initially the wall was not a complete entity and used to stand as separate sections that were joined to form the "Great Wall of China" during the rule of the famous Emperor Qin Shihuang.
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 The Great Wall of China
The Badaling section of the Great Wall snaking along the mountains northwest of Beijing was built at the beginning of the Ming Dynasty in the 14th century.
The portion of the Great Wall in eastern China was made of brick, while most parts of the wall in western China were made of yellow sandy soil and jarrah branches.
Experts believe the newly discovered segment of wall is not likely to be the end of the Great Wall, as beacon towers continue to appear along the Kongque River, pass through Wulei, the site of the prefecture government of the western region during the Han Dynasty, and extend to Kashi in southwestern Xinjiang.
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 Great Wall of China hoax - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Great Wall of China hoax was a faked story published in U.S. newspapers on June 25, 1899, about bids by American businesses to demolish the Great Wall of China and construct a road in its place.
The four reporters concocted a story in which the Chinese planned to demolish the Great Wall, constructing a road in its place, and were taking bids from American companies for the project.
In the urban legend, it is suggested that the story reached China and ignited the Boxer Rebellion.
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 Great Wall of China
The principal enemy against whom the Great Wall was built were the Hsiung-nu, the nomadic tribes of the northern steppes.
It became a permanent barrier separating the agricultural Han Chinese on the south of the Wall from the Non-Han Chinese the nomadic cattle-raisers on the north.
The wall was heavily garrissoned and armed with canons, particularly in the Qin dynasty.
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 Great Wall of China - a historical introduction
From the Bohai Sea in the East to Dunhuang's desert plains in the West, the Great Wall stretches its knotted spine.
Thousands of slaves were sacrificed for the completion of this ambitious endeavor, and the Great Wall was viewed by the people as a symbol of tyrannical oppression.
The Great Wall was useful in checking the advance of the Manchu invaders in the seventeenth century.
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 The Great Wall of China, How long is the Great Wall of China? – EncycloMedia.com
The history of the Great Wall of China is as bloody and gruesome as the history of ancient Chinese civilization itself.
Although the Great Wall of China was conceived and started during the reign of Emperor Qin, the Wall that exists today for tourists to see was primarily built during later periods.
The construction during all these periods, including the first building of the Great Wall during the Qin period was done in a similar manner using packed earth to form the wall and interspersing tall watch towers along the Wall so the kingdoms could see marauders invading from a distance.
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 Great Wall of China - Wikitravel
The Great Wall was extended down the Hexi Corridor through which the Silk Road traders would travel on the way to and from the West.
The first emperor of the Ming Dynasty, Hongwu, re-established manning of the Great Wall, fortresses and garrisons were built along the wall, and the fort at Jiayuguan was built in 1372 at the western end of the wall.
The geography of Northern China ranges from mountainous in northeast Liaoning and Hebei Provinces, through the grasslands of Ningxia, semi-arid desert of China's loess plateau, and borders the sand dunes of the Tengger desert of Inner Mongolia.
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 AllRefer.com - Great Wall of China (Chinese And Taiwanese History) - Encyclopedia
The wall, running mostly along the southern edge of the Mongolian plain, was erected to protect China from northern nomads.
It is an amalgamation of many walls built in ancient times; the first unified wall was built in the 3d cent.
The eastern part of the wall is earth and stone faced with brick, but in the west it is merely an earth mound.
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 The Great Wall of China
Visible from Space, The Great Wall of China is the largest man-made feature on the planet, however, contrary to popular legend (and according to astronauts Neil Armstrong, Jim Lovell and Jim Irwin) it is not visible from the moon.
Though it is not known exactly when the construction of the Great Wall of China began, it is commonly believed that it was built as a military fortification to protect against tribal intrusions across the borders during the Zhou Dynasty.
Presently, the Great wall that exists in Beijing is from the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644).
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 Great Wall of China, Great Wall in Beijing,
The majestic Great Wall of China is the greatest ancient military fortification in the world and has been listed in the World Heritage by UNESCO since 1987.
It is recorded that construction of the wall began in the Spring and Autumn Period (770 BC - 476 BC) in China's history.
In China, there is a saying that the man who has not been to the wall is not a real man. The Great Wall is the symbol of China, the spirit of the nation and an object of pride for the Chinese people.
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 The Energy Planet :: Chinese, The Great Wall Of China :: English
The Great Wall of China was originally built to keep the nomadic xiongnu away from the farming villages on the Chinese boarder, but the walls eventually became areas of great economic prosperity and great beauty.
Although the wall was built out of a necessity for protection from the nomads, the wall will always stand as a tribute to the amazing ingenuity of the Chinese, and will continue to amaze the world.
The Great Wall is 4,500 miles long--the distance between Miami and the North Pole.
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 Great Wall of China - China Great Wall Introduction
Great wall of China was an ancient gigantic defensive project.
Great Wall of China is one of the greatest wonders of the world.
The Great Wall was listed by UNESCO in 1987 as one of the world heritages.
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 Great Wall of China
The Great Wall is one of the cultural heritages of China, which is one of the most magnificent man-made project in the world, it lies across the northern part of China like a great dragon, winding its way through the vast territory of China streching over 6000km.
The wall was built with 10-14 rectangular slabs of stones surround its outside, filled with soilsand stones in the middle, and paved with square bricks on the top between the bricks were stuck with lime stones.
The wall was built with slabs of stones, is crenellated on both sides with bricks.
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 Beijing,Badaling Pass,Great Wall of China,Introduction in Snow, by China Report   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Great Wall of China was first constructed around 200 BC by the short-lived Ch'in Dynasty and was expanded by the Han dynasty to a whopping 6700 miles length.
The great wall has watchtowers at every 150 meters, the lower half of which are living spaces for the stationed Soldiers.
Outflanking Fortress JuYongGuan with his horsemen, the mongols penetrated the Great Wall in a nearby area where it had fallen into ruin and disuse.  Not expecting an attack from the rear,  the defenses of Fortress JuYongGuan were overrun and the Mongols cleared the Gates of The Great Wall.
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 NASA - China's Wall Less Great in View from Space
The Great Wall of China, frequently billed as the only man-made object visible from space, generally isn't, at least to the unaided eye in low Earth orbit.
This image of sections of the wall in a desert about 435 miles west of Beijing was made by the Spaceborne Imaging Radar flown aboard the Space Shuttle Endeavour.
He says that generally the Great Wall is hard to see and hard to photograph, because the material from which it is made is about the same color and texture as the area surrounding it.
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The Great Wall was made of bricks and plaster; it is about 25 feet high, up to 30 feet wide and 1500 miles long and connected from Lintao through the Yellow River to the Liaodong Peninsula through the famous Juyonguan Pass near Mt. Badaling and through several provinces.
About every 100 yards down the Great Wall, the workers were forced to build a watchtower 45 feet high to spot the enemies and light a signal fire to warn all the soldiers along the wall to prepare for an enemy attack.
Today the Great Wall remains the largest building in the world and the only man-made construction that can be seen from the moon.
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 Great Wall China Pictures: Photo Of Great Wall Badaling; First Tower In Great Wall Picture
During the journey there was the occasional police escorted car or coach, with their VIP passengers, making the same journey to the Great Wall, with the sirens of the police cars and the voice of policemen on loudspeakers, making sure that all forward traffic, including the 'tourist' coaches, cleared a way for them.
Some parts of the wall were in ruins, and the rocks and boulders with which it was built, salvaged by the people living in the vicinity, to build homes, and walls of terraces for growing crops.
Our visit was to the Badaling section of the Great Wall and we were free to choose whether to climb the part that had been restored, making it easier and safer for visitors to climb to the Great Wall Towers, or to climb the part that was still waiting for restoration work to be completed.
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