Thursday, February 14, 2013

Great Wall of China

In the 7th century BC construction began on the northern border with China, in order to protect against external enemies. Construction of the wall stretched for thousands of miles, and was named the Great Wall in China. Thousands of wall bearing structures were built over centuries through deserts, mountains and rivers. The result was the work wall length 20,000. Today, the wall can be divided into two parts - the tourism, which is maintained in good condition and runs along the big cities and remote areas of the wall, which gradually "eating" nature and are not available before the eyes of tourists.

1. In many parts of China wall looks exactly like that. What is a bit unusual eyes of people.
2. These are the remains of the walls in the urban district of Jiayuguan, Gansu Province, China, in 2005 (Greg Baker | AP)
3. This little "fence" is also part of the Great Wall built in the Ming Dynasty (1372) (Goh Chai Hin | AFP | Getty Images)

4. Remnants of the fortress of the 14th century in Jiayuguan, 2009. (Sigismund von Dobschutz)

6. The western edge of the Great Wall near the district Tszyayuyguan, 2007. (Michael Goodine)

7. These shapeless hills remains of a wall around Yinchuan (Kim Siefert)
8. This part of the great wall was almost completely destroyed, but in 1987 it was rebuilt (Greg Baker | AP)

9. Location 180 km north of Beijing. Unlike other sections of the wall surrounding the capital and restored for tourists, this part of the wall (built during the Ming Dynasty, 1368) has been left intact. (Frederic J. Brown | AFP | Getty Images)
10. Great Wall west of Yinchuan urban district only remotely resembles the "tourist" area walls (Frederic J. Brown | AFP | Getty Images)
11. Mountains Inshan 1998y year. This 200-kilometer stretch of the wall built during the Qin Dynasty (221-207 BC one century) was discovered by archaeologists in the Autonomous Region of North China - Inner Mongolia. (Wang Yebiao, Xinhua | AP)
12. The walls of the old part of the county Lunkou, Shandong Province. (Photo by Kim Siefert)

13. Destroyed wall to the north-east of Beijing. (Greg Baker | AP)

14.Turisticheskaya part of the wall near Beijing (Saad Akhtar)

15. Section of the wall called "Badaling" is located on the outskirts of Beijing. (Liu Jin | AFP | Getty Images)

16. The photo process measurement of the Great Wall, which periodically makes the Department of Culture of China. (China Photos | Getty Images)
17. Fairly well preserved wall near the village Dongjiakou (Kim Siefert)
18. Some sections of the Great Wall is literally swallowed nature (Kim Siefert)

19. The wall near Hebei Province, in 2012. (Ed Jones | AFP | Getty Images)

20. Some tourists divide campsites right on the wall. In the photo tent at the site "Badaling» (Frederic J. Brown | AFP | Getty Images)

21. Merged with the nature of part of the wall just 80 kilometers away from Beijing (David Gray | Reuters)

22. Arch in the former watchtower. (David Gray | Reuters)

23. In some mountainous areas of the wall rises almost vertically. Hebei Province, in 2012. (Ed Jones | AFP | Getty Images)

24. "Tourist" part of the Great Wall near the center of Beijing. (Jason Lee | Reuters)

25. Autumn at the Great Wall (Kim Siefert)

26. U.S. President Richard Nixon visited the Great Wall of China in 1972. (AP)

27. Wedding photo session on the wall. (David Gray | Reuters)

28. Many tourists come to Beijing to take a walk along the Great Wall of China.

29. Watchtower near Beijing. (Kim Siefert)

30. Arch at the site "Badaling" and mountains. (Frederic J. Brown | AFP | Getty Images)

31. Another photo merge with nature, the District of Qinhuangdao. (Kim Siefert)
32. Far from Beijing. (Ng Han Guan | AP)

33. In honor of the International Day Against Drug Wall of China carries out a campaign in 2006. (China Photos | Getty Images)

34. Portion of the Great Wall Symatay. In 1987 he was listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. (Bobby Yip | Reuters)

35. The wall in the Chinese province of Hebei. (Alexander F. Yuan | AP)

36. The place where the wall meets the sea is called "the old dragon's head" and was built during the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). Located in Hebei Province



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