Walk the GREAT WALL of CHINA
One of the 'Seven Wonders of the World', the Great Wall of China is indeed a marvelous structure. Built in sections, over a period of over 200 years, the Wall is today the pride of China. It stretches over a total area of 6700 km. The result if the construction effort of over one million people, the Great Wall of China has also been bestowed with the 'World Heritage Site' status by UNESCO and continues to mesmerize its visitors.
Facts about the Great Wall of China :
-The construction of the Great Wall of China was started in circa 220 B.C., under Qin Shi Huang, and continued till rule of the Ming dynasty (1368-1644).
-The Great Wall of China is more than 7 meters high and over 5 meters wide.
-The aim behind the construction of the wall was to protect the agricultural lands from invasion and to keep the people from moving out of the Chinese empire.
-The sections of the wall, in the eastern part of China, have been made of bricks and stones, while the western sections of wall have been constructed out of earth and grass.