The Great Wall of China is the longest wall in the world and biggest ancient architecture that puts China as a remarkable innovator in the world of engineering and construction.
The Great Wall covers a stunning array of scenery from the beaches of Qinhuangdao to the rugged mountains around Beijing and also covers the desert corridor between tall mountain ranges at Jiayu Pass.
The Great Wall has been placed on the World Heritage List by UNESCO and can be seen from space with aid. The Jiankou section of the Great Wall with its steep and winding curves enjoys most appearances on the Great Wall picture books and postcards. Badaling is the most famous section of the Great Wall visited by heads of state and VIPS from around the world.
The wall is an awe inspiring feature of ancient defensive architecture while the winding path over rugged country and steep mountains make some great scenery. The wall is the symbol of ancient Chinese engineering, is China’s greatest engineering triumph and one of the world’s most famous structures.
Its name in Chinese means ‘long fortress’ and the wall was built to protect the Chinese empire against invasion from Mongolian nomads. The wall offers sweeping views of surrounding countryside and is a great Chinese tourist attraction.