Interesting facts about the Great Wall of China

Great wall of china facts

The Great Wall of China is one of the most impressive and some say one of the most massive walls in the world. The Chinese have long believed that man is a microcosm of the universe, and for that reason, they also believe that every city, village, and province should have a Great Wall. Here are some interesting facts.

Great Wall of China Facts

 Great wall of china facts
Great Wall of China Facts

The Great Wall of China was started building by Qin Shi Huang, the first emperor of China.

The wall was built back in 221 BC and it took 20 years to complete.

This is not a single wall but a collection of the many walls that were made by the different emperors to secure their regions.

The forced laborers were used to build the wall. 1.5 million labors were used to build this wall.

The total length of the great wall of china is 21,196.18 km (13,170.70 miles).

The height point of the wall is 14 meters (46 feet ) but has the average height of the wall is 6-7 meters (20-23 feet). And the average width of the wall is 6.5 meters (21.3 feet).

Every year 50 million visitors come to China to see this made marble.

It is also known as the biggest cemetery in the world. Because the archaeologists have found bodies of the human, buried under parts of the wall. The bodies are of the laborers that were working to build this wall.

This wall is facing the wrath of nature and human beings. It is calculated that in the next 20 years the northwestern section of the wall would disappear.

In 1966-1976 during the Cultural Revolution, many bricks of the Great Wall were taken away to use in building homes, farms, or reservoirs

The reconstruction and maintenance work for the great wall started in 1957. And UNESCO declared it a world heritage place in December 1987.

“Badaling”  is the most famous section of the wall and is visited by the 300 VIPs from all over the world.

The wall world sees today is not the old well. It was reconstructed from time to time by many emperors.

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Facts about China

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China is an Asian country. it is the 4th largest country in the world on the basis of the land. and the largest country in the world on the basis of population. it covers a total of 9,596,961 square kilometers area and is the home of the 1,343,239,923 (2012) people. It is also home to half of the pigs in the whole world. Chinese people can eat everything. They say they can eat every flying thing except an airplane and can eat everything that has four legs except a table. Chinese can eat everything so they celebrate Lychee and Dog Meat Festival referred to as Yulin Dog Meat Festival during summer in which  10,000–15,000 dogs are consumed. In this article, you will read some interesting facts about China.

Facts about China

  1. China is also known as the “People’s Republic of China”.
  2. The name China derived from its first Qin Shi Huang. Who is the first emperor of Qin Dynasty.
  3. One of the oldest civilization is from China. Chinese civilization is 6000 BC old.
  4. It is the biggest country in the world on the basis of population. it the home of 1.3 billion peoples.
  5. With the area of 9,706,961 sq km (3,747,879 sq miles), China is the third largest country in the world.
  6. China’s border is connected with 15 Asian countries. The Countries are Afghanistan, Bhutan, Burma, India, Kazakhstan, North Korea, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Mongolia, Nepal, Pakistan, Russia, Tajikistan, and Vietnam.
  7. Mount Everest is called Qomolangma in China. Which means “Mother Goddess of the Earth.”
  8. Chinese people not only use the Chinese language to communicate. There is another language too used to communicate. The languages are Mandarin, Wu, Yue, Minbei, Xiang, Minnan, Xiang, Hakka, and Gan.
  9. Shanghai is the most popular city of China so most of the people think that Shanghai is the capital of it. But Beijing is the capital of it.
  10. In China world’s fourth longest river “Yangtze” flows.
  11. After the United State (USA) the second largest economy in the world is China.
  12. Largest man-made structure in the world is the Great Wall of China. Which is visible from the space.
  13. Pandas 🐼 only found in China. Killing a panda is punishable by death.
  14. China became the third country in the world who send human in space. China achieved this in 2003.
  15. China has 4 times large population than the United State (USA). Every 5th people in the world is Chinese.

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Jackie Chan Facts

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Jackie Chan was born in Victoria Peak, British Hong Kong on April 7th, 1954. His parents were Chinese Civil War refugees. In childhood, he is called Pao-Pao ( Cannonball ) because he was so energetic. He learned the acrobatic and martial arts from the China Drama Academy. His stage name was Yuen Lo. He was so talented that In the early age of 17, he started working as a stuntman in Bruce Lee’s movies. Let see some more Jackie Chan Facts.

Jackie Chan Facts

Chan Kong-sang is the birth name of Jackie Chan. 1990 he changed his name to Fong Si-lung.

Jackie Chan’s debut movie was Snake in the Eagle’s Shadow. That was released in 1978.

After 20 years working in the film industry, Jackie Chan got his first blockbuster movies called Rush Hour in 1998.

Big and Little Wong Tin Bar released in 1962 was the first movie in which Chan appeared. He was only 8 years old at that time.

Jackie recorded more than 20 music albums and dubbed for many Disney classic movies.

Jackie Chan holds the world record for the highest number of stunts by any living human being.

In a single movie called Chines Zodiac, Jackie Chan played 15 different character the cinematographer, the prop man, the stuntman, the stunt coordinator, the director, lead actor, writer, executive producer and producer, the unit producer, the art director, the manager, the gaffer, food caterer, composer, and even sang the theme song. It is a world record.

During the shooting of the movie Armour of God, Jackie Chan jumped out from an airplane and landed on a hot air balloon. This accident resulted in the permanent plastic plug being implanted on Jackie’s skull.

Chan took 2900 separate takes to complete an intricate stunt scene for the movie Dragon Lord.

Jackie Chan does Hollywood movies only for the money. He is not a fan of Hollywood Movies.

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