G is for Great Wall

| March 27, 2014

The Great Wall of China is considered to be the only man-made project visible from the moon. Although it was once thought to have been built entirely during the Qin Dynasty between 221 and 208 BC, it is now believed to have been started earlier.

The Great Wall is called the “Ten-thousand-Ii Great Wall” in Chinese. In fact, it winds its way from west to east, across deserts, over mountains, through valleys untill at last it reaches the sea. Five horses or ten men can walk side by side on the Great Wall. The 15-foot-high, 25-foot-wide, 1,500-mile-long structure was undoubtedly built to keep out invading enemies in ancient times. It was very difficult to build such a wall in the ancient days without any modern machines. All the work was done by hand. Thousands of men died and were buried under the wall they built. The Great Wall was made not only of stone, brick, and rammed earth, but of the flesh and blood of millions of men.

Because of its rich history and magnificent appearance, the Great Wall attracts millions of people from the world to visit for many generations. The beauty of the Great Wall reveals in a history, a nation’s civilization, and the rise and fall of a dynasty. Moreover, it is one of the wonders of the world.