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The Great Wall of China, China

From series “The most interesting UNESCO sites in China”
Lenght: 8 851,9 km. Height: 6-7 m. Width: 5-8 m.

The Great Wall of China is one of the country's most famous landmarks. This is a unique architectural monument. It is found in Northern China. The length of the Great Wall of China is 8,851. 9 km. The huge wall is remarkable not only for its long length. Its width is also very large. It is from 5 to 8 meters. The average height is 6-7 meters. The wall is directed up to 10 meters in some areas.

The Great Wall of China, China The construction of the huge wall began in the 3rd century BC. Local residents tried to protect their lands from the warlike nomadic Xiongnu tribe with its help. Construction of the wall began on the orders of Emperor Qin Shi Huang. One of the court soothsayers predicted to him that the barbarians would destroy the country. They should have come from the North. The great wall is one of the main national symbols for local residents. They often informally call it as the "Earth Dragon".

Many interesting myths and legends are associated with the grandiose architectural structure. For a long time, it was believed that the huge wall can be seen even from space. This statement was completely refuted when humanity finally had the opportunity to look at the planet from a height. According to one of the most terrible legends, a special powder was used to prepare the binding material during construction. They were ground human bones. However, there is no official confirmation of this legend. The huge wall has remained impregnable for more than 4,000 years. More than 40 million tourists come to see it every year. Next - Huanglong Reserve

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Useful staff nearby

ATM bankomat: 'Beijing Rural Commercial Bank 24-hour Self-service Bank' located in 4.95 km ( check the route on the map).
Car rental office: 'Beijing Kailong Shunda Car Rental' is located in 11 km ( on the map).
Supermarket: 'Yiduoxing Convenience Store' in 0.9 km
Railway station: '936 Road Hongluo Temple Station' in 7 km

Nearest airports:
 »  Beijing Capital Airport PEK - in 39 km
 »  Tianjin Binhai International Airport TSN - in 159 km
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Xin Shuang Quan Resort

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Home of the Great Wall

Located in 2 km from The Great Wall of China
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Featuring contemporary brick and stone walls, air-conditioned rooms are equipped with a cable TV, electric kettle and a fridge. Select rooms come … More: photo, rates and booking
Red Capital Ranch/ Shambala at The Great Wall

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Red Capital Ranch/ Shambhala at The Great Wall is a 37-minute drive from Beijing Shentang Valley Natural Scenic Spot. A chargeable airport shuttle … More: photo, rates and booking
Cineaste Garden Hotel

Located in 18 km from The Great Wall of China
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