Interesting facts about the Great Wall of China
The Great Wall of China is the only thing made by Chinese is the made marble. And it is also one of the seven wonders in the world. It is a great symbol of the glorious history of China. We are sharing with you some interesting facts about the Great Wall of China.
Great Wall of China Facts
The Great Wall of China was started building by the 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 the collection of the many walls that were made by the different emperor to secure their regions.
The forced labours were used to build the wall. 1.5 million labours
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 an 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 China to see this made made marble.
It is also known as biggest cemetery of world. Because the archaeologists have found bodies of the human, buried under parts of the wall. The bodies are of the labours that were working to built this wall.
This wall is facing the wrath of nature and human beings. It is calculate that in next 20 years the northwestern section of the wall would be 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 world heritage place in December 1987.
“Badaling” is the most famous section of the wall and visited by the 300 VIPs from all over the world.
The wall world sees today is not the old well. It was