August 26, 2009

The construction of the Great Wall started during the Warring States Period on 7th century B.C, it had a history of more than 2,500 years. Many dukedoms built walls in Central China to protect themselves and their northern territories. When Qin Shihuang, the first emperor in Chinese history, unified China and established the first centralized feudal state in China, he decided to have the walls linked up and extended.
About one million people, one-fifth of China’s population at the time, were involved in the project which took more than ten years. Most of the walls we see today were rebuilt during the Ming Dynasty in the 16th century. It extends from Shanhaiguan Pass in the east to Jiayuguan Pass in the west.
The Badaling Great Wall locates the northwest of the Beijing, and it’s a pass of Jundu Mountain. It extends in all directions which is the reason it be called Badaling.
 
  The Badaling Great Wall locates on the ridge of the northern part of the GuanGou. Here, two peaks face to face, there is an alley between them two and it’s a very strategic place. Because of the importance of the Badaling, it has being the place that the military fight against for. The Badaling became the martial strongpoint from the Spring and Autumn Period and the Warring States Period. The Badaling Great Wall was rebuilt in the Ming Dynasty. The Ming Great Wall is no longer a simple high wall, but a rigorous recovery system. Ningxia, Shanxi, Shangxi, Heibei all have the parts of the Great Wall. Many Guan cities and short walls were built in this important place. Since the Qing Dynasty, the Badaling Great Wall has been becoming deserted. The city towers to west of Guan city had been destroyed severity. After the State Department decided to repair it, The Great Wall had been rehabilitated several times.
 
  The Badaling Great Wall resound in the whole world, it is the first part which open to tourist of the Great Wall. The Badaling Great Wall is the soul of the whole Great Wall, and it is welcoming the tourist come from the whole world. The man who has visited The Great Wall is all acclaimed as the peak of perfection.

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