Great Wall of China

1. at the foot of The Great Wall of China

It is said that if you have not been to The Great Wall of China, you have not been to China. As a UNESCO World Heritage Site, The Great Wall welcomes millions of tourists who attempt to climb up the wall to its peak.

Great Wall of China

2. The Great Wall of China

Great Wall of China

3. a photo that shows the big steps to climb

Listed as one of the Seven Wonders of the New World, The Great Wall, which was manually constructed some 2200 years ago, stretches 5800km. Today, while some parts of the Wall have been repaired and reinforced, some other parts are in disrepair.

Great Wall of China

4. Love Lock

Great Wall of China

5. Locks of Love

The Great Wall of China has various entry points. Our entourage took the one north of Beijing. This stretch of the wall, right up to the peak of Tower 13, has been extensively preserved to cater for tourists of all ages.

Great Wall of China

6. Nelson attempting the climb despite an injured knee

Great Wall of China

7. another route

Therefore, the steps are now even and there is a railing along the entire stretch of the wall, which means, it is no longer as difficult to climb up the wall as it was years ago. Still, anyone who visits the Great Wall of China has to take precautionary measures, especially those who are not so medically or physically fit.

Great Wall of China

8. the other side of The Great Wall of China

Great Wall of China

9. various souvenir shops at the base of The Great Wall of China

For further information on the existence of the Great Wall of China, read this Wikipedia page.

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