About Great Wall of China

Where is Great Wall of China located?

Great Wall of ChinaWhere is the Great Wall of China? It is a complicated question. But it is also an easy one if you are looking at the map of China. The Great Wall was built about 2,000 years agao. Some of the sections of Great Wall have been diappeared or in ruins. The Great Wall of China was running from the east of China to the west of China. Nowadays, we can still visit some sections of the Great Wall. Great Wall of China today is begining from Hushan in the east and ending in Jiayuguan in the west in Gansu Province. Most of The Great Wall of China today was built during Qing Dynasty. Some famous sections of the Great Wall are including Badaling Great Wall, Mutianyu Great Wall, Simatai Great Wall which you can visit from Beijing. And many other sections are including Gubeikou Great Wall, Huanghuacheng Great Wall, Jiankou Great Wall, Jiayuguan Great Wall and in different palces.

The Great Wall of China was built first in the Spring and Autumn Period as well as the Warring States to defense the ethnic invaders from the north. It was rebuilt or repaired during Qin Dynasty and Han Dynasty. Emperor Qin Shihuang joined all the sections of Great Wall together. Because the Great Wall was built in the mountain areas, it needed a plenty of manpower to trasfer the materials. At that time, most of the soldiers, pesants and prisoners are forced to work in the wall. It was said that thousands of people were dead because of heavy work and hungry or illness. So there was a legend about Great Wall. It was said that a woman whose name is Meng Jiangnu cried day and night to make a section of the Wall collapse becuase of the death of her husband during the building of the Wall. It showed the difficulty of the construction of Great Wall.

How to visit the Great Wall of China?

Great Wall of ChinaThe Great Wall of China has been listed as one of the greatest World Heritages by UNESCO in 1987. It attacted millions of tourists from all over the world. Some of the sections of Great Wall are easily visited because they have been open to public for many years, such as Badaling, Mutianyu, Simatai Great Wall. You can go there from Beijing. There are some direct buses or underground to go there. You can also join a tour packages which offered the whole travel services in the trip.

 

 

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