GREAT WALL OF CHINA – THE FACTS – HOW LONG? – TEMBOK BESAR CHINA
The Great Wall of China or in Malay Language is tembok besar cina was built over 2,000 years ago, by Qin Shi Huangdi, the first emperor of China during the Qin (Ch’in) Dynasty (221 B.C – 206 B.C.). In Chinese the wall is called “Wan-Li Qang-Qeng” which means 10,000-Li Long Wall (10,000 Li = about 5,000 km).
After subjugating and uniting China from seven Warring States, the emperor connected and extended four old fortification walls along the north of China that originated about 700 B.C. (over 2500 years ago). Armies were stationed along the wall as a first line of defense against the invading nomadic Hsiung Nu tribes north of China (the Huns). Signal fires from the Wall provided early warning of an attack.
The Great Wall is one of the largest building construction projects ever completed. It stretches across the mountains of northern China, winding north and northwest of Beijing. It is constructed of masonry, rocks and packed-earth. The length of great wall of china was over 5,000 km (=10,000 Li) long. Its thickness ranged from about 4.5 to 9 meters (15 to 30 feet) and was up to 7.5 meters (25 feet) tall.
During the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), the Great Wall was enlarged to 6,400 kilometers (4,000 miles) and renovated over a 200 year period which will answer how long time for its construction, with watch-towers and cannons added.
The Great Wall can be seen from Earth orbit, but, contrary to legend, is not visible from the moon, according to astronauts Neil Armstrong, Jim Lovell, and Jim Irwin. – which we knew that the mission to moon is fake mission by US Government!
Why Build Great wall of china?
The Great Wall of China was built mainly to protect the Chinese Empire from the Mongolians and other invaders. It was first built in the 7th century B.C. when China was still divided into many small states. The construction of the Great wall had never ceased for nearly all the Chinese fuadal dynasties.
the Great Wall of China extends 4,000 miles westward: from the China Sea town of Shanhaiguan to Gansu province.
The majestic Great Wall was built with wisdom, dedication, blood, sweat and tears. It has been estimated that somewhere in the range of 2 to 3 million Chinese died as part of the centuries-long project of building the wall.
Nearly everyone has heard of the huge stone wall known as the Great Wall of China. As one of the UNESCO World Heritage Site in China, The Great Wall is not just a wall, but a symbol of bravery and wisdom of Chinese people.
How long is the Great Wall?
The Great Wall stretches over approximately 6,400 km (4,000 miles)from Shanhaiguan in the east to Lop Nur in the west, along an arc that roughly delineates the southern edge of Inner Mongolia, but stretches to over 6,700 km (4,160 miles) in total
Who, when and why built the Great Wall?
The Great Wall was first built in the 7th century B.C. when China was still divided into many small states
Great Wall Protections
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
What is the best time to visit the Great Wall?
The Great Wall offers a timeless charm to tourists, but scenery varies with seasons. Visit it in different time you will get a quite different scene
IS THERE ANY FEE TO ENTER THE GREAT WALL OF CHINA?
NO. Absolutely free. But you need to get a transport to go there near Badaling to enter the great wall area and climb to the tower. You will get a certificate if you want to buy it after climbing the great wall.