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... one time and originally was built in sections by different kingdoms. The wall was intended to keep out the nomadic tribes in the north, mainly the Mongolians and Manchurians. Of course this only worked for awhile, both the Mongolians and the Manchurians conquered China at one time. Until recently the Chinese didn't think The Great Wall was so great. In fact, until the 1980's, most Chinese had never seen The Great Wall! Only in ...
... present all morning, lifting occasionally but never completely. We begin to feel warm as we climb through each beacon tower and watch tower, almost taking as many steps as photos. The Great Wall of China was first built in ancient China around 221 BC by the Quin Tian Dynasty to defend itself from the minorities and the Mongols. . Han Dynasty was responsible for adding another portion about two thousand years ago to protect the famous silk route. The third and ...
... real man until you climb the Great Wall.
Apparently this goes for girls too?
Anyway, it took us 75 minutes, but we pushed our way through all the people (so. many. people.) and got to Hero's Point at the top.
Considering this has been on my list since I was a kid, it was a pretty good feeling getting to the top.
The tour guide made a really big deal about ...
... agriculture and smooth black roads that snaked their way through the terrain. It was interesting. We went through tunnel after tunnel. The train in China stopped for nothing. No mountain to wide, no lake to vast, China seems a place that does what it wants, and nothing will stop it. Civil engineering to the maximum was evident all around.
I met a couple of lads on the train, one called Pete who is from the Uk originally from Yarm just down the road who I'm meeting up for a ...
... He was the 16th and last Emperor in the Ming Dynasty..
The view from the summit Pavilion is the highest point in Beijing so on a clear day the Forbidden city is in full view, but alas.. not today,, sooo hazy ...
Beijing , you amaze me more each day.. the history , the sights, the spacious parks, the wonderful lakes, your friendly people, so much more to this city.. glad I have had a taste, an entree.. many mains to ...