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  • The Great Wall of China is one of the oldest and largest monuments in humans creativity.
  • The main reason for the Great wall construction was to product the territory from enemy attack.
  • Total length of Great Wall of China is 21,196.18 km, in which 10% of wall has been ruined. Keep in mind that Jammu to Rameshwaram length is 3500 km.
  • This Wall is more than 2,300 years old. Considered as the oldest creatures after the Great Pyramid of Giza.
  • Great Wall built across following municipalities: Liaoning, Hebei, Tianjin, Beijing, Inner Mongolia, Shanxi, Shaanxi, Ningxia, Gansu.
  • The place Badaling is the most visited section. It is estimated that 1,00,000 per day.
  • Average height of the Wall is 7.88 meters, and the highest place is 14 meters high.
  • Reconstruction and protection of Great Wall began with Badaling in 1957.
  • It cannot be seen from space and it is only myth. Human can see it only with aid.
  • The great wall is actually not a continuous line. The wall was formed in terms of side walls, circular walls, parallel walls, and with no wall (high mountains and rivers barrier).
  • The Emperor of Qin who started to linking the Great wall. He linked the northern walls of the conquered states.
  • Qin Shi Huang was the first person to have extensive walls constructed. Qin actually pronounced as ‘chin’ and is how the word China came to be.
  • The northwestern Great Wall are likely to disappear in 20 years, due to the human occupy.
  • It spread across 15 regions in north China: Heilongjiang, Jilin, Liaoning, Inner Mongolia, Beijing, Tianjin, Hebei, Shandong, Henan, Shanxi, Shaanxi, Gansu, Ningxia, Qinghai, and Xinjiang.
  • The great wall attracts more than 50 million visitors every year from around the world.
  • It is believed that most sections of the Great Wall that we mostly associate with The Great Wall of China were built by the Ming Dynasty.
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Great wall map

The Great Wall Construction :

  • The Great Wall of China is the longest human made architecture.
  • The highest elevation point is the Huanglouyuan with 1,439.3 meters, while the lowest point is at Laolongtou, just above the sea level.
  • It is estimated that more than 1,000, 000 laborers were part of this construction, including civilians, soldiers, and convicts.
  • Many Great Wall bricks were used in building homes, farms, or reservoirs in the Cultural Revolution (1966–1976).
  • The building materials of the great walls included the rammed earth, bricks, stones and rocks.
  • Unique material glutinous rice flour was used in making the binding material to bind the bricks.
  • UNESCO estimated that 1/3 of the Wall has Disappeared due to human activities and UNESCO also predicts that within next 30 years the most of Walls will be destroyed except well maintained Badaling sections. They also suggested that these place has to be well maintained to avoid the crack on the wall.
  • The wall work activities was a special punishment for convicted criminals during the Qin (221  207BC) and Han (202BC  220AD) Dynasties.
  • During the wall work around 400,000 builders were died and some are said to be buried in the long wall.
  • Great wall of china is recognized as the emblem of China.
  • The Great wall circumference of the Equator is 40,075 kilometers.
  • Great wall is a construction took nearly 1800 years to build the entire walls.
  • The Great Wall of China considered as the longest structure in the world ever built by humans.

 

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View From Space

 

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