Outside Beijing - The Great Wall (Mutianyu)

China in the 21st CenturyCreated by Ted Mitchell


The Great Wall - Mutianyu
On the Great Wall at Mutianyu - Outside Beijing

The Great Wall - Mutianyu Slideshow

The Great Wall - Mutianyu Photo Gallery (Downloadable Pictures)

The Great Wall of China, one of the greatest wonders of the world, was listed as a World Heritage by UNESCO in 1987. Just like a gigantic dragon, the Great Wall winds up and down across deserts, grasslands, mountains and plateaus, stretching approximately 8,851.8 kilometers (5,500 miles) from east to west of China. With a history of more than 2000 years, some of the sections are now in ruins or have disappeared. However, it is still one of the most appealing attractions all around the world owing to its architectural grandeur and historical significance.

Interesting Websites on the Great Wall:
Kinabaloo: The Great Wall (Many pictures and a video on different sections)
UNESCO: The Great Wall (Video and panoramic links)