Great Wall of China in 2016 The Original Look

The Great Wall of China is one of the greatest places in the world that I have ever seen. I visited the Great Wall of China in 2016. And now I am sharing some greatest memories and photos with you about the Great Wall of China.

National Tourist Attraction of Mutianyu Great Wall

There are a lot of photos and information across the web i.e Wikipedia , UNESCO , history.com , rajpariwar , National Geographic , Britannica  and many more…..

block house for soldiers at Great Wall of China

The Great Wall of China is an ancient wall in China. The wall is made of mud, cement, rocks, bricks, and dirt. It was completed in 1878 and it was meant to protect the north of the empire of China from enemies. The Great Wall of China is the longest structure humans have ever built. The Wall is about 21,196 kilometers (13170 Miles) long, 9.1 meters (30 feet) wide and 15 meters high. The earlier sections on the wall are made of compacted dirt and stone. Later they used bricks. There are 7,000 watch towers, block houses for soldiers and beacons to send smoke signals.

19 WALLS

Nineteen walls have been built that were called the Great Wall of China. The first was built in the 700 BC. The most famous wall was built between 226–200 BC by the first Emperor of China, Qin Shi Hong , during the Qin Dynasty.

walking towards The Great Wall of China

For more information on the Great Wall of China, Read these books

The Great Wall: From Beginning to End

A History of the Great Wall of China

Also a famous movie The Great Wall is a good film.

Some visual highlights of The Great Wall of China in 2016.

(Pictures of  The Great Wall of China)

Facts about The Great Wall of China:

How long is The Great Wall of China ?

(It is about 21,196 kilometers (13170 Miles long)

Why was The Great Wall of China built ?

(Safety from enemies “The Xiongnu tribes” in the north of China)

When was The Great Wall of China built ?

(The first was built in the 7th century BC.)

Who built The Great Wall of China ?

(The Great Wall of China was built by the first Emperor of China, Qin Shi Hong (Qin Pronounced as Chin) , during the Qin Dynasty.)

How tall is The Great Wall of China ?

(15 meters = 49 feet tall)

Where is The Great Wall of China ?

(Historical place in Huairou District, Beijing, China)

Can you see The Great Wall of China from space ?

(Rumours about astronauts being able to see the Great Wall from the moon are scientifically not proven.)

How many miles is The Great Wall of China ?

(13170 Miles)

What was the purpose of The Great Wall of China ?

(It was meant to protect the north of the empire of China from enemy attacks.)

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