Great Wall of China video

Great Wall of China video

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If you haven’t been to the Great Wall of China then it’s worth ticking off your bucket list. As bucket list items go, the Great Wall of China is up there with the best.

The historical landmark was built during the Ming Dynasty by Emperor Shih Huang Ti, who commissioned it to protect China from the invading Mongol Hordes.

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Although this historical landmark is one of the most well-known places in the world, there’s also a gruesome side.

It’s the world’s biggest graveyard because of the 200,000 workers who lost their lives working on the construction of the Great Wall. The workers who died are buried beneath the structure.

I can’t vouch for this personally but some say the Great Wall of China can be seen from outer space. I’m not quite certain of that as there is some debate as to whether that bit of information is true or not.

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Winter is a thrilling time to visit the Great Wall of China. It’s the best time to go to avoid the crush of tourists and to skip battling the crowds as you walk the narrow ramparts.

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In summer, Great Wall is so filled with tourists that it’s almost a nuisance. Winter is a time when the Great Wall takes on a magical look.

You can enjoy the leisurely walk along the ramparts alone- with no crowds. Just make sure to dress warmly.

There’s a cable car system where you can hitch a ride up the hill. Don’t forget to bring a camera!

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Here are more ideas on what to do whilevisiting China and if you’re looking for a luxury hotel, here’s a list of award-winning hotels in China.

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Christina Pfeiffer
I'm a writer, photographer and video blogger based in Queensland, Australia, when I'm not on the road. I've lived in three continents and my career as a travel journalist has take be to all seven continents. Since 2003, I have contributed travel stories to mainstream media in Australia and around the world such as the Sydney Morning Herald, CNN Traveller, The Australian and the South China Morning Post. I have won many travel writing awards and I'm a full member of the Australian Society of Travel Writers.

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