The ironic is that after I have had over 10 years travelled in areas of war, with all these crazy freedom-fighter-terrorists and their quirky patriotism without the slightest injury, the Great Wall proved to be efficient even today: a stone broke out of the wall and I fell down 4 meters, broke my shoulder and have have to walk back about 10 km at minus 25 degrees to the nearest bus stop. So I still have to have a bone to pick with this wall and will come back!
Was the place of a special experience: having gone through many
The construction of the Great Wall began between the 7th and 8th centuries B.C. when the warring states built defensive walls to ward off enemies from the north and were constructed to a full length of 6,700 kilometres. To ensure the safety of the dynasties, the feudal rulers strove to improve the construction of the Great Wall after it took shape in the Qin dynasty. In particular, the Ming dynasty saw the creation of a sophisticated defence system along the wall embracing garrison towns, garrison posts, passes, blockhouses, additional wall structures, watchtowers and beacon towers, each given a different status and designed mission.
The wall is very interesting with places where you can find that the reach of the state and police is totally off, where you can find bandits and outlaws who do nt have anything to loose. And this is just 100 km far from the capital Beijing.
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