In c. 220 B.C., under Qin Shi Huang, sections of earlier fortifications were joined together to form a united defence system ... More
The Great Wall
In c. 220 B.C., under Qin Shi Huang, sections of earlier fortifications were joined together to form a united defence system against invasions from the north. Construction continued up to the Ming dynasty (13681644), when the Great Wall became the world's largest military structure. Its historic and strategic importance is matched only by its architectural significance.
Very close to the Great Wall at Shuiguan lies a haven in the green mountains of Badaling. Twelve contemporary architects
have contributed to the design, layout and interiors of Commune by the Great Wall Kempinski. In 2005 it won ...
Located 60 kilometers from the city proper, this is the main section of the Wall featured on all tour routes.
It is the most heavily renovated, convenient, commercialized and crowded section. Centered at Wong Cheng, it extends southward to ...
Redwall Hotel is located in the central of the middle Axis, 3 minutes walking from the Forbidden City. It is
in the urban town area, which is the most authentic old town and regarded as the Hutong protected area ...