the great wall Chinese people are always proud of their Great wall. To some extent, it represents the spirit of Chinese people and history. In many exhibitions or conferences in China, participators can easily find its existence in pictures or painting hung on walls. It has been widely expressed in politics, culture-exchange, and artistic creation. It is the symbol of China.

The Great Wall is the great miracle in world ancient architecture. In the spring-autumn period, Chu State built up the unclosed city wall for several hundred kilometers, and during the period of warring states, Kingdoms of Yan, Zhao, Wei, Han and Qin all built up their own great walls respectively. After the great unification of the whole China conducted by Emperor Qin Shihuang in Qin Dynasty, he united all the walls in different states together. After the establishment of Ming Dynasty, the general Xu Da built up or restored the Great Wall for more than 18 times. The restored Great Wall began from Jiayuguan in the west of China, Gansu Province, to Yalu River in the east of China. It is the Great Wall we see today! In Beijing, the famous spots for seeing Great Wall are Badaling, Juyongguan, Mutianyu and Simatai. Among them, the most attractive spots are Badaling and Mutianyu.

The Great Wall in Badaling section is preserved best and assembled most-advanced equipment, which offers the travelers safety and convenience. This section of Great Wall is located in the south of Yanqing County and northwest part of Beijing City zone. It was established in 1505 during the reign of Ming Dynasty. It was the vital military pass and the important barrier, and protection wall against the northern minority's entrance, and it was also the important barrier to safeguard the national capital.

The Great Wall in Badaling section could be divided into two parts : southern part and northern part. Southern part is very steep and dangerous, so there are not many visitors. The climbing helping infrastructure there is not as complete as that in the northern part, but it is much more challenging and is the better choice for the youth to adventure and seek for different experience on the Great Wall. Hence, in this part, many visitors are youngsters. The Northern part is relatively safe and dependable, so many visitors prefer to climb the Great Wall via this section. However, during the hot period of tourism industry, it is extremely crowded. Climbing the Great Wall truly gives people a sense of accomplishments, because after you successfully climb up to the peak, you could enjoy the magnificent and unusual sightseeing and breathtaking scenery. You also feel the grandness of nature and smallness of human; perhaps you will improve or deepen your personal understanding on life philosophy, and know how to coexist with nature and other creatures. Therefore, Chairman Mao's inscription is true and reasonable: You will not be a hero unless you successfully climb the Great Wall.

Mutianyu section of the Great Wall is the original part of Great Wall. It is the original one without any restoration. It is totally different from Badaling section. If you want to see the original appearance of the Great Wall more clearly, it will be your first choice.
 

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