The Great Wall

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In c. 220 B.C., under Qin Shi Huang, sections of earlier fortifications were joined together to form a united defence system against invasions from the north. Construction continued up to the Ming dynasty (1368–1644), when the Great Wall became the world’s largest military structure. Its historic and strategic importance is matched only by its architectural significance.

Year of Inscription: 1987

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In c. 220 B.C., under Qin Shi Huang, sections of earlier fortifications were joined together to form a united defence system against invasions from the north. Construction continued up to the Ming dynasty (1368–1644), when the Great Wall became the world's largest military structure. Its historic and strategic importance...

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  • The absence of people - Peter Coox
  • Walk from the cable car at Watchtower 6 all the way to Watchtower 1 and look back for great views. ignore the no tourist sign and go on abother couple of hundred meters to see parts of the original wall not restored - Shelly Duncan
  • Walk on the wall for as long as it takes. Dont take the 2 hour trip - Kamana Sharma
  • Taking a walk along the great wall - Girija Harish
  • The ruined walls at the end of the Great Wall - UNESCOTravelers
  • Original part of the great wall is a great view - Thomas Shaw
  • Spend a night on the Wall - Anne-Sophie Redisch
  • Mutianyu Section - Trailblazer

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