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Great Wall of China

Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1897, this monument is more than two thousand years old and is more than 8,000 km long. It was built over a whole century despite knowing many pauses during its construction. Originally, the wall was used as a transport route to circulate goods and as a fortress to counter attacks. Located north of Beijing to the Gobi Desert, the site can be visited from various points. The wildest is Jiankou's. Then it is possible to hike between the cities of Simatai and Jinshanling. Finally, the Badaling site is the best-preserved, you can find drink vendors with watchtowers.
Great Wall of China

FAQs for Great Wall of China

  • What is the exact length of the Great Wall of China?
    The Great Wall of China officially measures 8900 km. However, the initial length was 21,196 km at the end of its construction by the Ming Dynasty. At the time of the Qin Dynasty, it was 5000 km long.

  • What are the dimensions of the Great Wall of China?
    The Great Wall of China's dimensions are between 5 and 7 meters wide, and a height ranging from 5 to 17 meters. By this size, it becomes the only human construction that can be seen from space using the zoom of a camera.