January 4, 2012

The Great Wall of China

Over 2,000 years ago, Emperor Qin Shi Huangdi built the so called “Great Wall of China” as a defense or a protective wall at the northern part of the Chinese empires against some nomadic groups or “the huns” as they called it that time. It was the first line of defense where the sound of the fires is like a signal of a warning attack.

The walls are made up of some stones where it stretches from the east at Shanhaiguan up the Lop Lake in the West, and along the edge of Mongolia. Measuring over 5,000 km long and 25 feet tall. Some of the walls where rebuilt to add up some watch-towers and cannons where there are armies stationed and fully attended.

Today, this great wall is one of the greatest tourist attractions in the world, like the well-known astronauts says, that even from Earth’s orbit this great wall can be seen. How amazing the construction of this structure is, the outstanding architecture and engineering of the wall has truly acknowledged a man-made object. It just proves to be a wonderful piece of history on earth, which this sight has added on the UNESCO world Heritage Lists.