Great Wall of China

Great Wall of China
By Jakub Halun (Own work) [GFDL or CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons
 



Jinshanling Chengde Hebel China

geo: 40.676175,117.239265
[street map / directions]
[interactive street view]
[bird's eye view]

 
a UNESCO World Heritage Site:
 
''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.''
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