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Great Wall of ChinaHow long is the Great Wall?

As many dynasties in Chinese history built, rebuilt or extended the Great Wall. The latest construction took place in Ming Dynasty and the length built was over 6,000 kilometers. On June 5th, 2012, after four years of investigation, with concerted efforts of over 4,000 technicians, it came to a conclusion that the accurate length of the Great Wall is 21,196.18 kilometers, including all the walls built in different dynasties around China. >> Read More

 

 

 

 

Badaling Great WallWho, when and why built the Great Wall?

Actually, China is not the only country in history that built wall along its boundary. Athens, the Roman Empire, Denmark and Korea all did so at certain time in the past. The Hadrian's Wall in northern England, built "to separate the Romans from the barbarians", extended 117 kilometres from Wallsend-on-Tyne in the east to Bowness-on-Solway in the west. All the walls were built for the purpose of military defence, and the Great Wall of China was no exception. >> Read more

 

 

Great Wall of ChinaGreat Wall Protection

In order to save this cultural heritage of the human. Many wise men suggest we should make the Great Wall better understood by the common people, make law to protect it and let the world to share the rich contents of the culture of China in the new century. >> Read more

 

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