Great Wall of China, Chinese (Pinyin) Wanli Changcheng or (Wade-Giles romanization) Wan-li Ch’ang-ch’eng (“10,000-Li Long Wall”), extensive bulwark erected in ancient China , one of the largest building-construction projects ever undertaken. The Great Wall actually consists of numerous walls—many of them parallel to each other—built over some two millennia across northern China and southern Mongolia . The most extensive and best-preserved version of the wall Ming dynasty ;(1368–1644) and runs for some 5,500 miles (8,850 km) east to west from Mount Hu near Dandong , southeastern; Liaoning ;province, to Jiayu Pass west of; Jiuquan Gansu province. This wall often traces the crestlines of hills and mountains as it snakes across the Chinese countryside, and about one-fourth of its length consists solely of natural barriers such as rivers and mountain ridges. Nearly all of the rest (about 70 percent of the total length) is actual constructed wall, with
WHAT TO DO AT THE GREAT WALL 1. Hike or walk You can hike easily at most sections of the Wall. Some areas also have cable cars that can bring you up or down. 2. Paraglide 3. Picnic 4. Camp                            It is possible to camp at the Jiankou section of the Great Wall 5.  Go for a ride at Mutianyu If hiking seems too tiring, you can always opt to ride the cable car, slide or toboggan at the Mutianyu section of the Great Wall 6. Leave your name  on the Great Wall 7. Hit the beach       The Old Dragon Head at Shanhai Pass is the only part of the Great Wall that ends at the beach

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