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Popular Attraction: The Great Wall of China


Considered one of the manmade wonders of the world, the Great Wall is a series of stone and earthen fortifications that were built, rebuilt, and maintained between the 6th century BC and the 16th century to protect the northern borders of the Chinese Empire. The Great Wall stretches over approximately 4,000 miles at the southern edge of Inner Mongolia. It has been estimated that two to three million Chinese workers died during the centuries-long project of building the wall.

Much of the wall is badly deteriorated and cannot be accessed. From Beijing, however, you can get to a fully restored section called Badaling within two or three hours by bus or car. Walking the Great Wall is not for the faint of heart. Some sections have steps and railings, but other sections are just gradual, steep slopes.

Next: Popular Attraction: The Summer Palace (Yiheyuan)

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