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Great Wall of China

Great Wall of China

Great Wall of China

Quick facts about Great Wall of China

The Great Wall of China is actually the general name of a series of fortification systems of walls, sentry towers, trenches, military barracks, and gates constructed across China’s ancient northern borders to defend and maintain Chinese states and territories against various nomadic groups.

Ancient Chinese states constructed multiple walls from as early as the 7th century BC. Individual, small stretches were later joined by Qin Shi Huang, China’s first emperor. Several subsequent dynasties later built and maintained numerous stretches of border walls.

The Ming dynasty designed the most prominent portions of the wall. In addition to protection, the Great Wall’s other functions included border controls, enabling tariffs to be levied on goods shipped along the Silk Road, restricting or facilitating trade, and controlling immigration and emigration.

Today, many stretches of the wall are available for hiking and sightseeing across China.

Jinshanling Great Wall Hiking Tour from Beijing

Top hotels near Great Wall of China

Please note that these are hotels in the Beijing area as Great Wall of China is very large construction and it would be impossible to list all the hotels along the way in this simple post.

Hotel CHAO Sanlitun Beijing

Hotel CHAO Sanlitun Beijing

Ideally located in the prime touristic area of Sanlitun Bar St., Embassy Area, CHAO Sanlitun Beijing promises a relaxing and wonderful visit. The hotel offers a high standard of service and amenities to suit the individual needs of all travelers.

Beijing Kuntai Royal Hotel

Beijing Kuntai Royal Hotel

Located in Sanlitun Bar St. & Embassy Area, Beijing Kuntai Royal Hotel is a perfect starting point from which to explore Beijing. The property features a wide range of facilities to make your stay a pleasant experience.

The Presidential Beijing

The Presidential Beijing

A stay at The Presidential Beijing places you in the heart of Beijing, a 4-minute drive from Ziguang Pavilion of Beijing and 13 minutes from Beijing Zoo. This 4.5-star hotel is 3.4 mi (5.5 km) from Xidan Shopping Center.

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Interesting facts about Great Wall of China

  • With the length of 21,196 km (13,171 mi), the Great Wall of China is by far the largest construction on Earth.
  • Although this large, it cannot be seen from the space, this was just a rumor.
  • In 1987, the Great Wall of China was designated as the UNESCO World Heritage site.
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