China Photos: The Great Wall

    "China has been building bits of the Great Wall since before it was a nation. That part now identified as Wan Li Chang Cheng, or the 10,000 Li Wall, is believed to have been started in the Spring and Autumn Period (770-476 B.C.) and the Warring States Period (475-221 B.C.), and rebuilt through the following dynasties.
    In Beijing, there are four stretches of Great Wall open to tourists, Badaling, Juyongguan, Mutianyu and Simatai, and each has their own features."
-Beijing Official Guide, May 2002, page 14

Lots of tourists, also lots of fun

The two of us in one of the ramparts

They made it curvey on purpose

It seems to go on forever

Can we say "steep"?...

...and looking up from the same place

There is quite a view from up here

More photos from China:
The Great Wall
The Forbidden City & Tiannamen Square
The Zoo
The Kids
Amazing Acrobatics

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