Showing posts with label Great wall of China. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Great wall of China. Show all posts

Friday, May 11, 2018

Places to Visit Before They Disappear

Earth is a home to incredibly beautiful natural sites. Because of climatic changes and human carelessness some of them are in danger of disappearing in the next 100 yrs or even sooner, whether it’s the rising sea levels, torrential monsoons or melting glaciers, climatic change is rapidly altering the landscape of out planet. Some of the world’s most awe-inspiring sights are threatened by encroaching development and climatic changes. Man could disappear in our life time.

Here are few of the world’s most scenic places that could disappear in the next few decades.

MALDIVES: A vanishing paradise is known for its ultimate honeymoon destination. The Maldives is expected to be swallowed by the ocean in the future. 1190 tiny islands and atolls in the Maldives is the lowest lying country in the world making it particularly susceptible to a rise in the sea level. Most of the country roughly is 4 feet above sea level and many inhabitants live along the coast. Some of the coral island with their stunning white sand beaches is just 5.9 feet above sea level creating a threat from global warming. If at all the sea level continues to rise, the Republic of Maldives will be the first nation to disappear into the ocean.

European Alps: it took a long time for the earth to create the Alps. This is the best place to ski because of the high peaks and endless runs of the European Alps. The dream of skiing on the alpine snow is going to decrease slowly. Why not visit the Alps and hop on the Gondola sooner rather than later, because the Alps are at a lower altitude than many other mountain ranges. They are more prone to global warming and temperature are increasing at more than twice the global average, some prediction are that the glaciers will only last until 2050 before they disappear.

Venice Italy: the Italian city is considered as one of the most romantic cities in the world. It is also known as city of canals. With increasing severe floods each year could leave Venice uninhabitable by this century end. The 118 small islands that make up the city of Venice shave been sinking for centuries. , The rising sea levels have caused many to wonder how long the floating city will stay afloat. In the next 20 yrs from now there won’t be any gondola rides, no more cozying up in the water canal, no more romantic evenings in the water. The loss to the romantic world will be irreplaceable.

Fiji Island: the surging tides have already forced some villagers to move away from their homes in Fiji. It is a collection of 800 or so volcanic and coral islands. There is one village called Vunidogoloa, where it had to be moved a mile up onto a hill after it started sinking into the Pacific. Villages such as Nukui and Vunisavi are also under the threat of disappearing.

Republic of Kiribati: Kiribati is a nature lover’s paradise. Villagers in the small town of Tebunginako are ready to relocate after rising sea swallowed their home. Kiribati which is between Hawaii and Australia has already seen most of its population move to the island of Tarawa due to the land disappearing into the sea.

The Seychelles: it is a popular destination especially for honeymooners or paradise seekers. Areas that are covered with trees are now beaches, the trees toppled by the ever advancing waves. Local are noticing their beaches shrinking, tourist cramming in to smaller and smaller areas as the land continues to disappear the approaching water. The islands of the Seychelles are slowly vanishing because of the erosion of the beach. They’re in danger if they are completely found disappearing in the next 50 to 100 years. It is just matter of time before the beautiful Seychelles Islands are gone.

The Great Wall of China: it is the largest man made structure in the world. The Great Wall of China has survived for over 2000 years. Over farming and air pollution are the main reasons for turning the heritage site into just dilapidated ruins. Nearly two third of the wall has been damaged. The wall could be reduced to ruins by erosion in a little as 20 years.
Do visit these amazing places before they vanish.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

The Great Wall of China

Great wall of china
The Great Wall – World’s Largest Military Structure

Under the rule of Qin Shi Huang, in 220 BC, certain sections of the previous fortification had been joined together forming a great military defence system of successive Chinese Empire against invasion from the north and construction were carried up to the Ming dynasty in 1368-1644. This Great Wall came to be known as the world’s largest military structure.It has a total length of more than 20,000 kilometres where the Great Wall begins in the east at Shanhaiguan in Hebei province ending at Jiayuguan in Gansu province towards the west.

Its main body consisting of walls watch towers, horse tracks together with shelters on the walls, also includes fortresses and passes along the Wall and its strategic and historic importance is credited only by its architectural significance. It is an outstanding example of the excellent military architecture, art and technology of ancient China and embodies great significance as the national symbol in the protection and securing the people and its country.

Series of Fortification – World Heritage Site 

The Great Wall of China has been a series of fortification which was made of stone, tamped earth, brick, and wood together with other materials and was built along an east to west line on the historical northern borders of China. It is one of the most amazing wonders of the world and has been listed as a World Heritage by UNESCO in the year 1987.

Like a huge dragon, the Great Wall winds up and down across grasslands, deserts, mountains and plateaus stretching from east to west of China. It was constructed with the intention to protect the Chinese Empire or its prototypical states from the intrusions of several nomadic groups or military invasion. Most of the walls were built during early 7th century wherein later on were joined together leading in the expansion of these walls, making them stronger and unified.

It has been rebuilt, maintained and enhanced on several occasions while the majority of the present wall was reconstructed during the Ming Dynasty. Having a history of over 2000 years, some of the sections have been in ruins or have disappeared but it is one of the most appealing attractions of the world due to its awesome architectural grandeur as well as historical significance.

Great Masterpiece

The mystery of construction of the wall isamazing which drew heavily on the resources of the local for construction purpose that was carried out in line with the local conditions under the contract of management and responsibility system.

The manpower comprised of prisoners, soldiers and the local people who built the wall and the results of the construction portrays the wisdom and tenacity of the people of China. It is a great masterpiece and the only work that has been built by humans and can be seen from the moon,which is an excellent piece of architecture integrated into the landscape.

The Great Wall does carry a considerable part of Chinese culture and has been incorporated into Chinese mythology as well as symbolism. One well known legend is related to the collapse of a part of the Wall which was due to Meng Jiangnu who had cried bitterly at the death of her husband and who had died while building the wall. This legend was related in textbooks, traditional operas as well as folk songs.

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.