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Brief introduction of Great Wall

photo of Great Wall of ChinaGreat wall of China was an ancient gigantic defensive project. It is one of the largest construction projects ever completed. Great Wall is one of the greatest wonders of the world. It winds its way westward over the vast territory of China from the bank of the Yalu River and ends at the foot of snow-covered Qilianshan and Tianshan mountains. It is seldom that we see such a gigantic project in China or elsewhere in the world. The Chinese call it the Wall of 10,000 li. Its size is better seen on a map or from an aerial photograph. According to astronauts who looked back from the moon, of all projects built by man, the Great Wall of China is the most conspicuous seen in space.

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History of Great Wall

Construction of the Great Wall first began in the seventh sentry BC. During the Warring States Period (475-221BC), When the ruling power of the Zhou kingdom declined,principalities sprang up and carved up the country into many states, rivalling each other.
The main kingdoms were Qin, Qi, Chu, yan, Han, Zhao and Wei. To defend against the attack of neighboring states, the principalities built great and high walls in their own domains. Discover more history of Great Wall...

Great Wall Photo

Great Wall photo covers plenty of pictures taken by Beijingservice Team, including Badaling Great Wall photo, Mutianyu Great Wall photo, Juyongguan Great Wall photo, Jinshanling Great Wall photo, Simatai Great Wall photo, Huanghuacheng Great Wall photo and Gubeikopu Great Wall photo...

Great Wall Architecture

Defence work of the Great Wall during the Ming Dynasty was divided into architectures of differing grades, classes, forms and uses, such as fortressed town, castle, garrison city, mountain pass city, stronghold city, city wall, watch tower, wall tower and furnace mound (for making smoke as signal in case of invasion).
These architectures are connected with each other and coordinate with each other, forming a complete network of defence projects. Read more about Great Wall Architecture


Labor force of building of the Great Wall is mainly covers:
1. Garrison force,
2. Conscripted laborers,
3. Convicts and persons sentenced to exile.
According to records and legends there are three kinds of methods for transporting building materials:
1. by manual labor
2. by simple mechanical means
3. by draft animals
Ancient people had collected plenty of experience in building the Great Wall to save manpower and time. The experience existed in choosing the terrain, in using available materials and in cooperation.  See more Great Wall construction info

Great Wall of different sections

Great Wall can be found in many cities of north China, include Beijing, Tianjin, Qinhuangdao, Zhangjiakou, Xinzhou, Yangquan, Datong, Dandong, Suizhong, Dunhuang, Jiayuguan. Each part of Great has its own feature.
Most part of Great Wall are located in Beijing area, which is the most convenient to take a Great Wall tour.

Great Wall Tour

Great Wall tour is preferred by most travelers when plan a trip to China. Many types of Great Wall tour are available including Great Wall Package tour, Great Wall one day tour, Great Wall bus tour, Great Wall hiking tour, Great Wall tour from Xingang port, Great Wall tour from airport. And you may find Great Wall tour to different sections.
Beijingservice also can arrange one night accommoation under Great Wall. Please contact us for more Great Wal tour types.

Great Wall Map

Great Wall map designed by Beijingservice team to show the direction and location to main city near the Great Wall.
Great Wall map is useful when you plan a trip to Great Wall. See more Great Wall map

Great Wall Tour Map

Great Wall tour map designed by Beijingservice team to show the schedule and flow of Great Wall tour.

Great Wall Facts and Story

Present Great Wall of China

Today, photo of Great Wall of China Great wall has lost its strategic importance and has become a world-renowned tourist attraction. The laboring people of different dynasties demonstrated their intelligence and wisdom while building this great project. They left behind a precious heritage deserving our everlasting care. Badaling section, Juyong pass and Cloud Terrace were listed as important historical monuments under special preservation by the Chinese government in 1961. The Great Wall was listed by UNESCO in 1987 as one of the world heritages.