Have you ever wonder a wall lies like a gigantic dragon, stretching up and down across deserts, grasslands, mountains and plateaus? I guess you would likely say is this The Great Wall of China? Yes, you are right.
The Great Wall of China, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the great man-made wonders of the world. Some said it is a great wonder because of its breathtaking architectural grandeur and historical significance, but for me, the time it took to complete The Great Wall of China is something that impressed me! How long does it take to complete? 1,800 years for an area of approximately 6,700 km from east to west China, can you imagine!
Frankly, it is difficult for me to comprehend how many men it must have taken to build such a massive structure and how the enormous quantities of stones must have been transported there.
To what I know, the construction of the Great Wall was started by the Qin dynasty between the seventh and eighth centuries BC, and was originally intended as military fortification against intrusion. I believe the weaponry during that time consisted only of swords, spears, lances and bows and arrows, so walls with walkways, watchtowers and signal towers, together with moats, became an important part of defensive strategy at that time.
At more than 2,000 years old, some sections of the Great Wall are understandably in ruins or have disappeared, however, by looking over the spectacular emerald hills and valleys, and the effort and sacrifice that men have taken to build The Great Wall of China, you may agree with me that it is truly one of the most memorable experiences, and one of the greatest man-made wonders of the world among those places of interest and interesting places that you have ever visited!
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