Great Wall of China

The Great Wall of China is world’s largest construction projects ever completed and is extended across the huge mountains of northern China. This remarkable construction is around 5,000 km in length and acquires thickness from 4.5m to 6m. While when it comes to its height, it’s up to 25 feet (7.5) meter tall. This ancient great wall was actually built of wood, earth, grass, and stone.

Historically speaking, the Chinese were previously familiar with the wall-building techniques by the time of the autumn and Spring Period that started during 7th century BC. From the 5th century to 221 BC, during the period of war, Yan, Zhao, and Qi all built up the extensive fortifications for protecting their borders. In 221 BC, Qin Shi Huang ultimately conquered all the opposing territories and unified all of them into single China, setting up the Qin Dynasty.

This amazing construction is outstandingly great and the Great Wall’s construction was actually carried out in a line with the local states under the supervision of responsibility and contract system. A huge army of manpower, including prisoners, local people, and soldiers, constructed this great wall. The result of construction illustrated the manifestation of the tenacity and wisdom of Chinese people.

The renovation of the Great Wall was done several times after the reign of Qin Dynasty. However, the major one begun under the Ming Dynasty in the year 1368, which took around 200 years to finish the overall process. The Great Wall of China is extended from the Jiayu Pass in the Gansu Province at the west to the Yalu River in the Liaoning at the east.

Several portion of this amazingly great wall has now in ruins. However, some portions to this Great Wall have been already repaired and some of them are among the most popular tourist attractions at present.


 
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