Filed Under (China) by admin on 16-02-2011
The entire wall was built over 2,000 years. It’s hard to think that the length of time and sustained effort that resulted in something as complex as the Great Wall. In 656 a. C., the wall of the Chu State, called “The rectangle on the wall” was built to protect the residents of Chus enemy who wants to harm them. Tourists still visit this part of the wall in the province of Henan.
When China was separated into states, each state party wall built to protect its borders from enemy forces until 221 BC C. During the Qin Dynasty, the wall began to take shape as the Great Wall today.
Qin Shi Huang was the first to unify China as a state. He also built a wall to defend itself against its enemies. He built a defensive barricade large. A million soldiers and laborers worked on the project that took nine years. Some of the old walls were incorporated into the wall of Chu. The Great Wall was from northern China, Mongolia. Much of this wall has fallen and disappeared. Further north wall we see today.
The Han Dynasty in 206 BC 24 was at war with the Huns and the wall extended from the ancient walls and its extension 10000 km to the west of China, the modern province of Gansu. It was during these years that saw the wall grow longer. It was not until 6213 miles to the west of China, the modern province of Gansu.
In 386-581, for four dynasties, 621 miles were added to the wall. This was the Northern Wei wall in the province of Shanxi. The Eastern Wei added additional 47 miles. The Northern Qi was the largest expanse of the wall from the Qin and Han, 932 miles. Northern Zhou Dynasty ruler Emperor Jingdi renovated the wall 579.
During the Ming Dynasty, the Great Wall was very important for the defense. Emperor Yanzhang renovated the wall during his reign. His son Zhu Di was one of his generals to repair the existing wall and build forts and watchtowers. The wall is used to keep the Mongol invasion of northern Beijing. The wall was fortified for the next 200 years and covered 4,536 miles.
Today, the Ming is what remains. It is from Shanhai Pass in Hebei Province and ends at Jiayuguan in the west passage in the province of Gansu, on the edge of the Gobi Desert. There is little to see in the last 310 miles. The wall has been broken.
The wall has gaps as wide as 50 miles of the determination. These sections are mostly in the mountains.
Although much of the wall has collapsed, remains one of the biggest attractions in the world. Not all history is known to be the truth. Some points as the miles built in what year is the subject of debate. Some differences in the total number of kilometers covered wall. However, there is no argument when someone says that is the biggest attraction in the world and will probably remain so. It is a marvelous engineering feat.