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Tuesday, April 12, 2011

The Great Wall of China



For a moment of relaxation and discovery, visit the Great Wall of China is the ideal destination. By visiting this unique monument, you will also discover its history, Chinese legends and the beautiful surrounding landscape.

The Great Wall of China, a group of Chinese military fortifications destroyed and rebuilt many times in many places has been built in the third century BC. It is the largest architectural structure ever built by man. This tourist site that amazes even the most jaded travelers is considered a huge open air museum, witnessed many heroic scenes.

Having experienced a history dating back over 2000 years, this book of 6700 kilometers long, visible from space, is one of the main attractions of the country and will be part of your agenda during your stay China. The most popular places for tourists are made passes at Badaling, Jiayuguan, Xifengkou, Juyongguan, Mutianyu and Simatai. The panoramic view is superb, with a unique landscape.

Visiting the Great Wall of China is usually carried out from Beijing. The access point specifically designed for the nearest tourist is two hours away. Places reserved for tourists looking for unusual were restored. You will discover its historic and strategic importance based on an ingenious defense system to protect against Mongol invasions. Formerly, the Chinese soldiers kept watch on the towers arranged along the wall. Currently, it is mainly the towers that threaten the arrival of tourists. World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1987, this cultural treasure and Memorial has been designated as one of the New 7 Wonders of the World.

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