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The Great Wall of China is a series of stone and earthen fortifications in China, built, rebuilt, and maintained between the 5th century BC and the 16th century to protect the northern borders of the Chinese Empire from Xiongnu attacks during the rule of successive dynasties. Several walls, referred to as the Great Wall of China, were built since the 5th century BC. One of the most famous is the wall built between 220–206 BC by the first Emperor of China, Qin Shi Huang; little of it remains; it was much farther north than the current wall, which was built during the Ming Dynasty.

The Great Wall stretches over approximately 6,400 km (4,000 miles) from Shanhaiguan in the east to Lop Nur in the west, along an arc that roughly delineates the southern edge of Inner Mongolia, but stretches to over 6,700 km (4,160 miles) in total.At its peak, the Ming Wall was guarded by more than one million men. It has been estimated that somewhere in the range of 2 to 3 million Chinese died as part of the centuries-long project of building the wall.

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It is hard to appreciate the Great Wall from space even a river was pointed out as the Great Wall:

The story published 11 May 2004 ‘Great Wall of China seen from space’ featured image interpretation errors. The feature that was claimed to be the Great Wall is actually a river running into the Miyun Reservoir, northeast of Beijing. Further acquisitions of the region are being planned with other ESA instruments to investigate the subject further.
Source: European Space Agency news release, May 11, 2004

The Great Wall in SiMaTai

1 The Great Wall in SiMaTai Credit: Roby Saltori #
Badaling Great Wall.

2 Badaling Great Wall. Credit: Rampant Gian #
Great Wall of China at Badaling.

3 Great Wall of China at Badaling. Credit: J Aaron Farr #
Near the top... it was unbelievable how steep this thing was.

4 Near the top... it was unbelievable how steep this thing was. Credit: Michael Clesle #
The so called

5 The so called "Little Bastard" is a short steep stretch of the wall about 6 miles into the walk from Jinshaling towards Simatai. Credit: Today is a good day #
Great Wall o' China at Jiankou.

6 Great Wall o' China at Jiankou. Credit: the jerk #
Layers of Chinese Wall.

7 Layers of Chinese Wall. Credit: Sven Laqua #
The chinese wall.

8 The chinese wall. Credit: Sven Laqua #
The wall back to Jinshanling from across the river at Simatai. You can see the wall of the gorge the river flows through on the left.

9 The wall back to Jinshanling from across the river at Simatai. You can see the wall of the gorge the river flows through on the left. Credit: Brian Jeffery Beggerly #
Great Wall of China.

10 Great Wall of China. Credit: Billy Matthews #
The mountains of the great wall at Mutianyu.

Mutianyu is a section of the Great Wall of China located in Huairou County 70km northeast of Beijing.

11 The mountains of the great wall at Mutianyu. Mutianyu is a section of the Great Wall of China located in Huairou County 70km northeast of Beijing. Credit: Swamibu #
The Great wall.

12 The Great wall. Credit: Bernard Goldbach #
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13 - Credit: Saad Akhtar #
The impressive view of mountains and multiple walls north of Beijing seen from the Great Wall itself.

14 The impressive view of mountains and multiple walls north of Beijing seen from the Great Wall itself. Credit: betta design #
Great Wall.

15 Great Wall. Credit: yewenyi #
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16 - Credit: Saad Akhtar #
The great wall of china at Badaling, near Beijing. HDR processing does a nice job of clearing out some of the smoggy haze.

17 The great wall of china at Badaling, near Beijing. HDR processing does a nice job of clearing out some of the smoggy haze. Credit: Grumpy.Editor #
People walking along the wall in the distance. You can also see the huge advert for the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games on the right-hand side.

18 People walking along the wall in the distance. You can also see the huge advert for the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games on the right-hand side. Credit: Keith Marshall #
La Gran Muralla.

19 La Gran Muralla. Credit: Jorge Rodriguez #
The Great Wall of China snaking through the mountains.

20 The Great Wall of China snaking through the mountains. Credit: Franz Dejon #
The Great Wall considered as one of the great Wonders of the World.

21 The Great Wall considered as one of the great Wonders of the World. Credit: Franz Dejon #
The Great Wall of China at

22 The Great Wall of China at "Mutanyu" just north of Beijing under a recent blanket of snow. Credit: Steve Webel #
The Great Wall of China at

23 The Great Wall of China at "Mutianyu" just north of Beijing under a recent blanket of snow. Credit: Steve Webel #
The Great Wall of China at

24 The Great Wall of China at "Mutianyu". Credit: Steve Webel #
The Great Wall of China.

25 The Great Wall of China. Credit: SmokingPermitted #
Badaling Great Wall.

26 Badaling Great Wall. Credit: Xiangdian #
The Great Wall at Juyongguan.

27 The Great Wall at Juyongguan. Credit: Karl Randay #
Simatai Section of the Great Wall.

28 Simatai Section of the Great Wall. Credit: miami_jj #
A cousin that lives in China. In the pic he shows us one of his abilities in a dangerous landscape. At the bottom, the great Wall of China .

29 A cousin that lives in China. In the pic he shows us one of his abilities in a dangerous landscape. At the bottom, the great Wall of China . Credit: ceronne #
The satellite is over them?

30 The satellite is over them? Credit: Today is a good day #

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Comments (6)

  1. Moch Taviv wrote::

    Amzing picture !! Great job

    Monday, April 6, 2009 at 11:45 pm #
  2. Eduardo Peinado wrote::

    Impresionante post y acompañado de una música fantástica. Enorme trabajo.

    ¡Gracias!

    Tuesday, April 7, 2009 at 12:50 am #
  3. usuario wrote::

    Awesome photographs.

    Tuesday, April 7, 2009 at 4:32 pm #
  4. uzma wrote::

    Awesome picture, really good quallity made

    Wednesday, June 3, 2009 at 12:01 pm #
  5. yewenyi wrote::

    An excellent set of images. It is quite interesting how far the wall once extended.

    Saturday, January 2, 2010 at 2:26 am #
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    Saturday, January 23, 2010 at 5:47 pm #

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