The Great Wall of China ranks first in the world for the length of such engineering works. It is one of the new seven wonders of the world and is listed in the list of UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. Also, this object is a record in the duration of construction. Start the erection of the Great Wall of China belongs to the 7 century BC, and it was terminated only 1911 year. Similar examples of perseverance in building the world no longer knows.
The total length of the Great Wall of China is 6200 kilometers, and she had been laid mainly to inaccessible places. This situation is explained its purpose as a fortification. After the wall was intended to protect the land from the invasion of China's northern neighbors. We are not fully able to present, how much effort was worth putting up such a huge object, because the wall was built by hand.
Naturally, that at the present time, such a wall can not be a serious obstacle to the advance of troops. There was a period, when the Great Wall of China was simply abandoned. Remembered about it only after the death of Mao Tse-Tung, when China began to open the world. Decision of the government has been recognized the value of this object as a monument of culture. Began not only saving, but also the restoration of damaged areas. Of course, Today the wall is not a continuous structure, but most of this unique structure is in integrity.
Currently, the Great Wall attracts a huge number of tourists from around the world. Each of the eight provinces, through which passes a wall, attaches great importance to this priceless gift of the ancestors. The object is carefully preserved. Actively combating "wild tourism", and sightseeing tours are led through the most interesting and beautiful places.
And here is what to watch. But this is not just a wall, namely fortification with all, He is particularly reliant. Preserved loopholes, artillery platforms, barracks for soldiers, observation towers and signal towers. All this is of great interest to tourists.
The modern infrastructure of tourism does not violate the architectural integrity of the property, because its objects are the most removed from the wall. Even prohibited the movement of cars near miracle. So that tourists have to approach the wall only on foot.
China is a huge country, interest from the tourists is not quenched. Although, that there are a lot of interesting places, The Great Wall of China is the most popular tourist attraction. Every year it is visited by thousands of tourists from around the world.
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