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Monday, August 31, 2020

The Great Wall of China


The Great Wall of China

Everything you need to know to encourage you to visit and enjoy one of the New Seven Wonders of the World

Between the VII and V centuries a. C. began the construction of the largest monument in the world: the Great Wall of China.

Since then, each Chinese king or emperor who came to power continued to expand it under the pretext of thus protecting the vast lands of China from the ferocity and hunger for conquest of the Mongols, neighbors to the north. In reality, it was nothing more than an excuse to justify the desire for greatness of each leader.

The Great Wall of China would not stop expanding until the 15th century. A huge work that has taken no less than 2,000 years and many thousands more lives.

Although the Great Wall of China has always been one of the most striking monuments in the world, its planetary fame was further enhanced when, in 2007, it was designated by UNESCO as one of the New Seven Wonders of the Modern World.

You can visit the Great Wall of China in many different ways and live this unique and incomparable experience

Did you know these facts about the chinese wall?

How long did it take to build the Chinese wall?

The last imperial construction was carried out by the Ming dynasty (1368-1644), and the length was then more than 6,000 kilometers (3,700 miles). This is the wall that is referred to when we talk about the Great Wall. The Ming dynasty took 200 years to build its wall.

How many kilometers is the Great Wall of China?

21,196 km

Where does the Great Wall of China start and end?

“In the city of Qinhuangdao, about 300 kilometers east of Beijing, the Great Wall meets the Bohai Sea. This is where the Great Wall of China ends. » 

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