From the sophisticated astronomical observatory in Chichen Itza, the faithful admirers of Statue of Christ the Redeemer perched at Rio de Janeiro’s mountain, the carefully planned amphitheatre in Rome, let us move on and hike the largest manmade ancient fortress monument, The Great Wall of China.
Built around the 8th century BC, the wall helped the Chinese to have a unified military fortification to help keep the country away from nomadic attacks.
Today, it is considered one of the longest walls in the world that was ever built, a breath taking ancient defense of marvelous architecture and engineered for the love of safety.
A stunning span of approximately 4000 miles in length, it is actually a succession of multiple walls. It is built out of simple structures like bricks, dirt and stone. Boulders of stones were the base and sides of the wall, and the center was filled with rubbles, dirt and rocks. The great walls height reached from 15 to 30 feet, with features of watchtowers, garrisons, blockhouses and beacon towers along the way where brave and trust worthy soldiers stationed.
With years of endurance and hard work from the Chinese people that had brought this majestic wall, inside the brick that are left standing is the very history of china. No wonder, so many people are obsessed with this ancient military defense system. The Great Wall of China showed a great deal of difficulties before reaching a goal. A smart lesson to humanity is that life before and today is not so different, sweat and blood must be used before we step on that success.
The Great Wall of China also has an awestruck spectacular view owing to the winding path over rugged and steep mountain passes and a human project with longest duration and a great cost of human tears, sweat, blood and lives documents a courageous history, symbolizing a stunning and worth fighting heritage.
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