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Great Wall Composition

The Great Wall it is not just a single wall stretching miles, but a complete defense project of many kinds of fortifications consisted by the walls and watchtowers, passes, pier forts, campsites, the gileadites, beacon towers. This defensive engineering system is controlled by vertical military commanding systems. With the Ming Great Wall as an example, the Great Wall from Yalu River to Jiayu Pass... More

Great Wall Overview

Great Wall Facts   The Great Wall is a series of stone and earthen fortifications stretching more than ten thousand miles from west to east on the boundless area of Northern China. It is seen as a major architectural miracle in the world. The Great Wall was a great defense project in ancient time and it embodied the ancient people of strong will and high intelligence, reflecting China'... More

Great Wall History

Spring and Autumn and Warring States Period The Great Wall is a kind of military defense systems which connects castles by the walls. The history of this building can be traced back to the spring and autumn and warring states period. At that time the Great Wall had two kinds, one kind was between countries for mutual defense, the other served the northern countries for defending the nomadic tribe... More

Great Wall Construction

Materials Before the use of bricks, the Great Wall was mainly built from rammed earth, stones, and wood. During the Ming Dynasty, however, bricks were heavily utilized in many areas of the wall, as were materials such as tiles, lime, and stone. The dimensions and weight of the bricks made them easier to figure with than earth and stone, therefore construction quickened. Additionally, bricks ... More

Great Wall Tips

    China Beijing  Great Wall Travel Tips   The Great Wall is a must-see place in China. You will be surprised by the well design, the majesty and the upright wall of the Great Wall when standing on it. There are some tips for your first time visit to the Great Wall. In a word, that is to visit the right section at the right day in the right time.   1. Right Day  To climb the Grea... More