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Travel to Great Wall of China
to the Chinese as the 'Long Wall of Ten Thousand Li', the formidable
defensive structures built to ward off invasion of the Celestial Empire
by barbarians is called the Great Wall or the Wall of China by
Europeans. The construction of certain walls can be explained by feudal
conflicts, such as that built by the Wei in 408 BC to defend their
kingdom against the Qin. Its vestiges, conserved in the centre of China,
antedate by many years the walls built by the Kingdoms of Qin, Zhao and
Yan against the northern barbarians around 300 BC. Beginning in 220 BC,
Qin Shi Huang, the founder of the Empire...(MORE DETAILS)
for the superb Mutianyu section of the 2,000-year-old Great Wall, which
is the country's most famous attraction and one of the few sights in
the world that is still able to exceed the expectations of visitors.
Walking along the walls and enjoy the breathtaking landscapes.
Mutianyu Section of Great Wall. After the hiking tour, pay a visit to
Mutianyu Village nearby. Voted one of the most beautiful villages in
Beijing, it is regarded as an ideal countryside retreat and has
attracted more and more people to stay permanently.
is the site of the most visited section of the Great Wall approximately
50 miles northwest of urban Beijing city in Yanqing County. The portion
of the wall running through the site was built during the Ming Dynasty.
the day of wedding, red lanterns and beautiful decorations were in
Meng's family. Happy guests were crowded in the dining hall. When the
darkness came, all the guests returned home. When Fan Xiliang and Meng Jiang Nv wanted to get into their bridal chamber they heard the flying noise of
chicken and the barking sound of dogs. The ferocious soldiers entered
their house. They didn't say anything; they just arrested Fan in locks.
He was transferred to the Great Wall construction site to do harsh labor
work... (MORE DETAILS)
to history record, there are three dynasties built sections of Great
Wall over 5000km: the Great Wall of Qin Dynasty which starts from Lintao
in the west and ends at Liaodong in the east. The Great Wall of Han
Dynasty spans from Hexi Passway(河西走廊) to Liaodong, covering an distance
of over 10000km, and finally the Great Wall of Ming dynasty. Generally
speaking, Great Wall of earlier stages is dilapidated and deserted; it
is the Great Wall of Ming Dynasty that is best preserved...(MORE DETAILS)
(1) Badaling Great Wall
Add: Yanqing County, 70 km from Beijing's city proper;
Admission: 45 yuan;
By Bus: Tourist Bus No.s 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5; or Bus No. 919 from Deshengmen Bus Station;
By Car: Drive along the Badaling Expressway via Madian Overpass...(MORE DETAILS)
Juyongguan Pass deprives its name from Qin Dynasty when Emperor Qin Shihuang dispatched
a massive group of soldiers composed by criminals, young soldiers and
migrant workers to build the Great Wall, which is called "徙居庸徒"
(literally means"Move the Common and Mediocre People Here")...(MORE DETAILS)
Mutianyu Section of the Great Wall distinguishes itself by unique
architectural style and passes of strategically significance. On both
sides of this section, merlons or Duokou(垛口) were built...(MORE DETAILS)