Facts and Data

Webpages:
Official Unesco Page
View photos from OUR PLACE the World Heritage collection
Lanzhou University (chinese only)
Meet the Great Wall (Meet the Great Wall Studio)
Great Wall of China (TravelChinaGuide.com)

Basis Data:
Unesco World heritage since: 1987
Size of heritage: 2,152 ha
- Buffer zone: 4,801 ha

Coordinates:
Longitude: 116,083°
Latitude: 40,417°

About

In c. 220 B.C., under Qin Shi Huang, sections of earlier fortifications were joined together to form a united defence system against invasions from the north. Construction continued up to the Ming dynasty (1368–1644), when the Great Wall became the world's largest military structure. Its historic and strategic importance is matched only by its architectural significance.


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Hotels and places to stay

COMMUNE BY THE GREAT WALL

Address
Distance: 5,7 mi
GREAT WALL EXIT SHUIGUAN BEIJING
00000 BEIJING
China

Time Information

Checkout: - Checkin: 15:00
Reception
Weekday: -
Weekend: closed


Vatica BeiJing Yanqing Dongwai Street Hotel

Address
Distance: 5,6 mi
No.40, dongwai street, yanqing
102100 Beijing
China

Time Information

Checkout: 12:00 - Checkin: 14:00
Reception
Weekday: 0:00 - 24:00
Weekend: 0:00 - 24:00


Videos from the area

长城 Greatwall 03

Published: March 22, 2012
Length: 42:51 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: Wuyuan Sun 孙午元

长城Greatwall.

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