The Great Wall of China today looks stunning because of extra care China takes of it. Some of the wall may be destroyed but it has many sections that are very beautiful and well maintained. My favorite part of the wall is the end because it just cuts right off where the water starts. I think other than the sections of the wall that is broken, it still looks great from the location to the architecture
While looking at the Han, Qin, and Roman structures, one interesting tidbit of information was that the great WALL of China is the only
It is a hard thought to swallow that a 13,170 mile wall that is visible from outer space and took over 2,000 years to entirely complete, was quite possibly not even worth it in the end. To this day, scientists, researchers, and intellectuals argue about whether or not the huge investment of time and money that the Chinese put forth was beneficial or a waste. The two early dynasties who forfeited these efforts were the Qin (221-206 BCE) and the Han (206 BCE-220 CE), and would most likely be devastated to find out that the project was a bit of a failure. Many scholars insist the result was not worth the cost for the reasons that the soldiers who guarded the wall faced extremities which prompted a large number of casualties, the cities inside faced starvation while building the wall, and although the wall gave some protection to this Chinese civilization, some invasions and threats still occurred. For these reasons, I
The Great Wall of China is known as the largest construction project to be put in effect in all of world history. The wall, also known in China as "long wall of 10,000 li," is a collection of numerous short walls extending along the crest of hills on the southern edge of the Mongolian plain. Although it is a common misconception that the Great Wall of China is one long continuous wall, it 's structural inconsistency in no way undermines its greatness. The wall has been built, destructed, rebuilt, and maintained for a massive amount of time dating back to the fifth century BC and has been worked upon through the 16th century AD. The wall is regarded as the world 's largest human-made structure and stretches approximately 6,400 kilometers, or 4,000 miles. It also holds the record for largest human-structure ever made in terms of surface area and mass. The history of China and its ruling dynasties was quite sporadic, resulting in an amazing tale to be told for the coming about of China 's most famous, interesting landmark.
Arthur Waldron reveals that the Great Wall is one of modern China's national symbols. It is a legend in the eyes of the West of its majesty and mystery, therefore many myths have developed around it. Myths originated evidence comes from Chinese ancients or folktale traditions by mouth, Chinese written tradition, and mainly by Western misconception and imagination of the Wall. Those myths have grown up and now obscured the historical. For example, there are still many who believe the Great Wall is the only man-made structure on Earth which can be seen from the space, or the Legend of Meng Jiangnu, or it is one Wall continuous which is chang-cheng, long wall. These myths are serious that Chinese scholars felt obliged to try to stamp it out. As
The Great Wall of China is one of the largest building projects ever carried out. It stretches about 1,500 miles from Bo Hai off the Yellow Sea in the East to the Gansu province in the West. It is so large it can be seen from space. A majority of the wall was built between 500-3000 years ago. It is believed to be the largest graveyard in history because bones of the workers that died during construction were utilized along with the material to build the wall. “The wall served to mark the boundary between the agricultural civilization of China and the civilization of the nomadic tribes of the north and northwest”
The great wall of China was a great build, but was a costly build. Many died in the building of this wall. It also took over twenty-two centuries to build, and affected China’s way of life.Building this wall was not the worth the deaths or the costs.
From the clear point of sight, the wall looks like a very long winding dragon. Its stretch of about 4000 miles from the east to the west. The very construction of the wall is so vast that it gets into the league of the largest building projects in human history. In fact, in recognition of the architectural endeavours and the historical significance of the wall, United Nations Education, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) put the wall its record as one of the World Heritage List, Jing, (2015). Amazingly, this great wall was not constructed one. It continues to be built and developed further even though the process of building the wall dates back to the 7th Century.
The largest project in the world is the Great Wall of China. The Great Wall of China is the longest wall the in the world. “The "Long Wall" has a long history — more than 2,300 years. It was built in different areas by different states/dynasties to protect different territorial borders. It stretches about 1,500 miles from Bo Hai off the Yellow Sea in the East to the Gansu province in the West and it also took over 10 years to build.” (Kelly). The wall was very long it reached over 4 places. “The wall dates from the Ming dynasty (1368–1644) and runs for some 5,500 miles east to west from Mount Hu near Dandong, southeastern Liaoning province, to Jiayu Pass west of Jiuquan, northwestern Gansu province” (“Great Wall of China”). It is believed to be the largest graveyard in history because bones of the workers that died during construction were buried along with the material to build the wall. "The wall served to mark the boundary between the agricultural civilization of China and the civilization of the nomadic tribes of the north and northwest" (“Architecture”). The Great Wall of China was very important especially the architecture, why did they build the wall and the battles.
Today I am going to be presenting the Great Wall of China and what political and military reasons it was built for. The construction was a feat of great magnitude and reflected the innovations and technological advancements of the Ancient Chinese. The reason I have decided to focus upon the Ancient Chinese is because I find China a very interesting civilisation.
Viewing the Shanhaiguan Pass section of the Great Wall gives visitors a chance to understand the military power of ancient China. There are several tourist spots in this area such as the First Pass under Heavens. Because this was a defensive section of the Great Wall, builders constructed it with a stone base and a brick wall. Even today, this area is very strong. The nearby Great Wall Museum, which has a display of the history of the pass as well as military relics, is available for those desiring more information on the area.
The Great Wall of China is truly one of the greatest architectural achievements in recorded history. The longest structure ever built, it is about 6,700 kilometers (4,163 miles) long and made entirely by hand. This wall is said to be visible from the moon. It crosses Northern China, from the East coast to Central China (Karls, 1). This massive wall is not only one of the ancient wonders of the world, but it also has been the inspiration of many writers and artists. With a history of more than 2,000 years, some of the sections of the Great Wall are now in ruins or even entirely disappeared. However, it is still one of the most appealing attractions all around the world, because of its
The Great Wall of China is great. *budum, tss* Did you know that before the Ming Dynasty, the Great Wall was mainly built from rammed earth, stones, and wood. During the Ming, however, bricks were heavily used in many areas of the wall. While portions north of Beijing and near tourist centers have been preserved and even extensively renovated, in many other locations the Wall is in disrepair. That is very sad. It's still great though!